Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) is a valuable tool for medicolegal death investigation. PMCT examination may be used to supplement traditional autopsy or anthropological examinations. Further, PMCT combined with external examination may be used as an alternative to full autopsy for many commonly encountered case types, such as motor vehicle accidents, non-suspicious suicides, and some natural deaths. This is the first webinar in the six-part PMCT Basic Webinar Series.
1) Participants will be familiar with the basic technical and practical considerations involved with using x-ray computed tomography (CT) in a medical examiner or coroner setting.
2) Participants will have a basic understanding of how PMCT image data is acquired, reconstructed, and displayed to optimize the assessment of different anatomic structures.
3) Participants will appreciate the importance of systems for securely accessing, viewing, and archiving PMCT image data.
Natalie Adolphi, PhD, Director of the Center for Forensic Imaging