This intensive short course will inform and educate all delegates on postmortem general x-ray and CT radiographic techniques in both adults and infants. This includes an appreciation of how the mortuary operates and applications of postmortem imaging in medico-legal death investigation.
The course is designed for radiographers and forensic technical officers with an interest in this field, who would like to develop postmortem radiographic skills.

Course Objectives:
At the end of the course participants will have:

  • Insights into the challenges faced when working with the deceased
  • An awareness of radiation safety measures in a mortuary environment
  • An understanding of postmortem general radiographic techniques
  • An appreciation of postmortem CT (PMCT) techniques
  • An understanding of the roles of forensic radiography and radiology
  • An overview of the PMCT angiographic process
  • An awareness of dissection techniques for PMCT angiography
  • The ability to identify commonly seen artefacts on PMCT images
  • Participated in a practical PMCT session and mortuary walk through

Dates: Saturday 16 November 2024

Location: Plueckhahn Theatre, The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 65 Kavanagh St, Southbank VIC 3006

Postmortem Radiography Short Course

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