Authors: Devaraju, D.
Kaushik, Atul
Nanda Kumar, B. S.
Rakesh, N.
Reddy, Sujatha S.
Title: Evaluation of the accuracy, precision and validity of hydrophylic vinyl polysiloxane impression material for bite mark analysis
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: The present study was undertaken to assess the accuracy, precision and validity of hydrophilic Vinyl Poly Siloxane [VPS] impression material for bite mark documentation and analysis. Medium body VPS impressions of maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth among thirty subjects were taken and dental stone casts prepared. Hollow volume overlays were made and metric analysis was done using advanced imaging software like Adobe Photoshop - 9 and Image J. These values were compared to the measurements taken from bite mark impressions of the same 30 individuals on wax wafers using light body VPS material. The mean differences in the parameters measured by the different techniques were compared using Intra Class Correlation Coefficients [ICCC]. Additionally validity parameters such as sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value were computed.
Subject Headings: bite marks
forensic odontology
forensic science
hollow volume overlays
metric analysis
Vinyl Poly Siloxane impression
Issue Date: 2011-05-17
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