Free Workshop: Imaging in Medicolegal Death Investigation

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is hosting a Technology Transition Workshop, November 11-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, titled Advanced Radiologic Imaging in Medicolegal Death Investigation.

Over the past 15 years, forensic radiology has evolved from an unstructured process of using clinical radiology and imaging techniques for Medicolegal Death Investigations (MDI) in special cases to a recognized and specific forensic discipline within medical examiners'/coroners' offices in the United States and death investigation offices worldwide. Forensic imaging can produce valuable evidence for both civil and criminal trials and also produces valuable evidence for the evaluation of non-accidental injuries resulting from child abuse, elder abuse, domestic abuse and assault. In conjunction with the University of New Mexico, the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator / Radiology-Pathology Center for Forensic Imaging (OMI/CFI), The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) is hosting a two and a half-day advanced radiologic imaging workshop. The goal of the workshop is to enable and enhance the effective transfer of advanced imaging technology into forensic practice in the United States. This goal will be accomplished by introducing attendees to the history and current status of radiology and advanced imaging in forensics, basic concepts in the production of CT and MR imaging, protocols, image viewing software, 3D rendering, and interpretation/reporting of advanced imaging. Major imaging findings in common types of death will be introduced and salient imaging case examples of each will be provided in each section of the course. Attendees will be seated at computers pre-loaded with the example case and DICOM viewing software in order that they may gain hands-on experience in manipulating and interpreting advanced imaging. Demonstrations of daily work-flow and CT scanning at the New Mexico OMI/CFI will be hosted during sessions of the workshop. The targeted audience will be forensic pathology professionals and decision makers including medical examiners/coroners, leaders and members of the National Association of Medical Examiners, and members of the college of American Pathologists-Technology Assessment Committee.

The targeted audience will be forensic pathology professionals and decision makers including medical examiners/coroners, leaders and members of the National Association of Medical Examiners, and members of the college of American Pathologists-Technology Assessment Committee.

Registration and travel expenses are provided by the FTCoE to selected attendees. You must apply for the workshop before October 25, 2016.

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