skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 218748 Find in a Library
Title: Preliminary Study on Facial Soft Tissue Thickness by Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Northwest Indians
Author(s): Daisy Sahni; Indar Jit; Madhur Gupta; Paramjeet Singh; Sudha Suri; Sanjeev; Harjinder Kaur
Date Published: January 2002
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Quantico, VA 22135
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Laboratory Branch
2501 Investigation Parkway
Quantico, VA 22135
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study sought to determine the facial soft tissue thickness of northwest Indian men and women to aid in forensic facial reconstruction work.
Abstract: Results revealed that facial soft tissue was higher among the northwest Indian men in comparison to the Indian women, except beneath the chin, at the infraorbital margin, and at the lower lip margin. Racial differences were observed which indicates that the facial soft tissue thickness at certain anatomical landmarks is greater in African-American men and women than those at corresponding areas in northwest Indians, except at the supraorbital area. On the other hand, soft tissue thickness of Japanese men and women is smaller than in northwest Indians except at the end of the nasal and at the chin-lip fold. Most measurements of Caucasian subjects showed higher facial soft tissue thickness in comparison with the northwest Indian subjects except at the midphiltrum, at the lower lip margin, and at the frontal eminence. The research method involved obtaining measurements of the facial soft tissue thickness of 30 female and 30 male northwest Indians at key anatomical points through MRI analysis. The sex, age, height, weight, and body mass index of the participants were measured as well. Underweight and overweight subjects were excluded. Figures, references
Main Term(s): Facial bone reconstruction; Tissue analysis
Index Term(s): Forensic pathology; Forensic sciences
Note: From Forensic Science Communications, V 4, N 1, January 2002; downloaded June 5, 2007.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.