Advanced Medical Imaging

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announced an online training course: Advanced Medical Imaging in Medicolegal Death Investigation, scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1 pm ET.

This free live online course will discusses the use of advanced medical imaging in medicolegal death investigation. The course will provide a brief history of imaging in forensics, the current state of imaging in forensics, and considerations for more widespread future use in medicolegal death investigations. The course, approximately 120 minutes in length, is presented by Dr. Gary M. Hatch.

Click here to learn more about and register for "Advanced Medical Imaging in Medicolegal Death Investigation."

This course is presented by RTI International, NIJ's Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence.

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