Webinar Series: Post-Mortem Computer Tomography

April 20, 2021 — The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence is hosting a six-part webinar series covering the use of post-mortem computer tomography (PMCT) for medicolegal death investigation. Part 1 and 2 have already been presented, but Part 3 is scheduled for April 27, and new webinars are planned each week through May 18.

According to the FTCOE, "At the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI), PMCT has been used routinely for more than seven years, with over 15,000 full body PMCT scans performed. Reducing the number of full autopsies has enabled OMI forensic pathologists to manage increasing caseloads. In this six-part webinar series, New Mexico OMI faculty will introduce participants to their use of PMCT, including basic technical aspects, workflow, triage, and the PMCT appearance of many injuries and pathologies commonly encountered by the forensic pathologist. Topics covered will include post-mortem change, gunshot wounds, blunt force injuries, natural disease, and several other non-natural causes of death."

This webinar series consists of:

Part 1 — PMCT Basics: Facility and Technical Aspects
Presented on April 13. Watch for this event to be archived on the FTCOE website.

Part 2 — Overview of PMCT for Pathologist Triage
Presented on April 20. Watch for this event to be archived on the FTCOE website.

Part 3 — PMCT of Gunshot Wounds
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Speaker: Lauren Decker, MD
Click here to learn more

Part 4 — PMCT of Blunt Force Injury
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Speaker: Heather Jarrell, MD
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Part 5 — PMCT of Natural Disease
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Speaker: Lori Proe, DO
Click here to learn more

Part 6 — PMCT Potpourri of Unnatural Deaths
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Speaker: Lauren Dvorscak, MD
Click here to learn more


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