The Image Analysis of Colour Changes of Different Human Tissues in the Relation to the Age Part 2: Practical applicability.


Authors: A. Pilin 1;  F. Pudil 2;  V. Bencko 3
Authors‘ workplace: Institute of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles 1;  University and General Teaching Hospital in Prague. Studničkova 4, 18 00 Praha Czech Republic. 2;  Email: alexander. pilin@lf1. cuni. cz. Tel. : +40-224968614. Fax:+4 0- 2;  Department of Food Chemistry and Analysis, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague. Technická 6, 166 28 Praha 6, Czech Republic. Email: Frantisek. Pudil@vscht. cz. 2;  Email: vladimir. bencko@lf1. cuni. cz. Tel. : +420-224968534. Fax: +420- 224919967;  Tel. : +420-220443183. Fax: +420-2 3;  Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology of the First Faculty of Medicine Charles University in Prague. Studničkova 7, 128 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic. 3
Published in: Soud Lék., 52, 2007, No. 3, p. 36-42

Overview

The method of image analysis of intervertebral disc, Achilles tendon and rib cartilage was applied for assessment of colour changes of these tissues in the relation to the human age. It was proved that colour of tested tissues changes with age which is most obvious on rib cartilage and intervertebral disc, while Achilles tendon does not display important changes. The parameters MeanBlue, MeanSaturation and MeanBrightness are the best for age estimation based on colour analysis.

Key words:
Age estimation, colour changes of tissues, non-enzymatic browning, image analysis, AGEęs, Lucia G


Labels
Anatomical pathology Forensic medical examiner Toxicology
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