Sex Determination from Scapula by Volume Rendering Technique in Turkish Population Determinación del Sexo a partir de la Escápula Mediante la Técnica de Representación de Volumen en la Población Turca


Ülkir M., Farımaz M., Ataç G. K., Kırıcı Y., Karaagaoglu E., ALDUR M. M.

International Journal of Morphology, vol.41, no.2, pp.569-576, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.4067/s0717-95022023000200569
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Morphology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.569-576
  • Keywords: Anatomy, Computed tomography, Morphometry, Scapula, Sex determination
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of this study is to measure the significant parameters on scapula at computed tomography images and to determine the effects of these parameters for sex determination. The second aim is to find the most effective single and combined parameters to use for sex determination using scapula in Turkish population. In this study, morphometric measurements of scapula on the computed tomography images of 60 male and 60 females were evaluated and their impacts on sex determination were examined via stepwise logistic regression analysis. 10 parameters and 6 indexes calculated via using these parameters were measured. Scapular breadth of the right scapulae (86.7%), maximum scapular length of the left scapulae (85%), scapular breadth of all scapulae (80%) were found to be the most effective single parameters. Combination of the scapular breadth and maximum scapular length were 85%, 90%, 86.7% effective in sex determination on the right scapulae, on the left scapulae and on all of the scapulae, respectively. We believe that the results of this study will contribute to sex determination studies using the scapula in Turkish population for anatomist, anthropologist and forensic scientists.