How can a 3D reconstruction in computed tomography be coded with colors in order to efficiently reconstruct, expressively visualize and effectively convey the clinical forensic findings of hairline skull fractures?
This Master’s thesis addresses the question of how false colors can be used to visually identify and morphologically characterize medical-forensic hairline skull fractures, and make hidden but relevant information visible.
In forensic medicine, the virtual 3D reconstruction of skull fractures in post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) is gaining in importance. The visual representation of PMCT data has a great influence on how the structures of the findings within it are perceived. The use of colors as an «instrument of knowledge» plays an essential role. Colors enhance the expressivity and density of the represented information in a visualization, which enables and facilitates the effective interpretation and communication of the forensic findings.