- proper safety and handling proceedures,
- providing FACTS with a copy of all photographs and data collected, and
- providing FACTS with a copy of all or any results in manuscript or reprint form.
- acknowledge FACTS in publications resulting from data collected at Texas State University
- Please acknowledge us as "Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX"
- Publications with work performed using the high resolution computed tomography system should acknowledge NSF:MRI award 1338044 (Wescott et al. 2013)
Pay Service Fees Here
You can make a payment of FACTS services such as CT Scanning, 3D printing, and more. Please do not purchase anything until you have received an invoice from FACTS.
FARF Research Request
The Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (FARF) is a 26-acre outdoor human decomposition research laboratory at Texas State’s Freeman Ranch that is used to conduct studies related to forensic taphonomy. Also located on Freeman Ranch is the Osteology Research and Processing Laboratory that includes cold storage, radiography and photographic stations, and a skeletal processing suite. Anthropologists, archaeologists, odontologists, botanists, entomologists, chemists, and others in disciplines that study human decomposition can propose to conduct research at FARF. Please complete the FARF Research Request Form if you are interested in conducting research at FARF.
Texas State University Donated Skeletal Collection Research Request
Computed Tomography and Digital Radiography Service
FACTS has acquired a NSI X5000 micro-CT system that is available for researchers conducting nondestructive 2D and 3D internal and external imaging. The cost is $100/hour for academic use. The hourly rate applies to mounting the specimen, calibrating and optimizing the scanner, image data acquisition, and image processing. Please complete the CT Service Request Form or send inquiries for digital radiography and computed tomography to Daniel Wescott or Deborah Cunningham. In some cases we may have images of the donated skeletal collection that can be obtained for research.
3D White-Light Scanner
FACTS has a Breuckmann smartScan3D-HE that can be used for high resoultion 3D data acquisition and digital measurement. The data set can be saved in various formats for further processing.
NextEngine 3D Laser Scanner
The NextEngine scanner allows for the digitization of 3D objects to 100 micron precision.