DVI System International: software assisting in the Thai tsunami victim identification process

J Forensic Odontostomatol. 2005 Jun;23(1):19-25.


DVI System International is software that operates on the PC-Windows platform. It is capable of managing aspects of identification in day-to-day cases and major disasters, where it has particular advantages when victims of several nationalities are involved. The system uses Interpol forms as standard protocols for input and transfer of antemortem and postmortem information. Following the Thai Tsunami Disaster of 26 December 2004, Interpol recommended that its member country Thailand use DVI System International software, as it is one of the few internationally approved systems. This paper focuses on the concepts upon which the dental forms, F1 and F2, of the DVI System International are designed, describes how it works and some of the adjustments implemented during the ongoing Thai Tsunami Victim Identification process.

MeSH terms

  • Database Management Systems
  • Databases as Topic
  • Dental Records
  • Disasters*
  • Forensic Anthropology* / methods
  • Forensic Dentistry*
  • Forms and Records Control
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Online Systems
  • Software*
  • Thailand