New Automated Forensic Method Speeds Up Victim Identification

071127105531Radiologists in Japan have just discovered a new automated dental radiograph matching system that improves and speeds up forensic identification. Up until now, forensic identification has been a slow and often inaccurate process that relied on the human eye. By using a technique called Phase-Only Correlation that corrects distortions caused by damage and compares images closer than ever before, the researchers were able to correctly identify dental patients within seconds—that’s literally just 95% of the time it would have taken the old school way.

The researchers think they’ll start using this method by next year.


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