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Evaluation of 3D surface scanners for skin documentation in forensic medicine: comparison of benchmark surfaces

Wolf Schweitzer1*, Martin Häusler1, Walter Bär1 and Michael Schaepman2

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1 Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

2 Centre for Geo-Information, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

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BMC Medical Imaging 2007, 7:1  doi:10.1186/1471-2342-7-1

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Received:20 November 2006
Accepted:31 January 2007
Published:31 January 2007

© 2007 Schweitzer et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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