Sex Determination by Mastoid Process in South Indian Population by 3d Computer Tomography Imaging

Sukumar, Suresh and Yadav, Sushil and Vipinkumar, G (2012) Sex Determination by Mastoid Process in South Indian Population by 3d Computer Tomography Imaging. International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, 2 (4). pp. 193-195.

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Abstract

Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the significance for sex determination of the measurement of the area formed by projection of 3 craniometric points related to the mastoid process: the porion, asterion, and mastoidale points of 3D reconstructed computer tomography of skull. Method: 3D reconstructed computer tomography of 30 males and 30 females were analyzed. The three craniometric points were located and marked on both side of the 3D skull and the measurement was done by advanced post processing techniques. The area of mastoid triangle was calculated by means of the Heron’s formula. Total area calculated was done by adding the areas (mm2) obtained on each side. Result: From this study the areas of the male Mastoid is 828.532±118.54which is greater than female Mastoid which is 577.502±71.22 (t test value 9.943and P Value 001). Conclusion: The area of the mastoid triangle measured by 3D reconstructed computer tomography of skull can be used to determine the sex of the skull but the determination of sex can be better confined if the studies are carried out with greater number of samples

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D reconstructed computer tomography, Sex determination, Mastoid process
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Imaging Tech
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 07:07
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 07:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77682

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