This webinar originally occurred on April 20, 2021
Duration: 1 hour
PMCT has become a vital tool in the triage of cases at the OMI. Participants were introduced to the daily triage of cases and how PMCT is utilized by the pathologists to determine whether or not individual cases need to receive a full autopsy, a partial autopsy, or an external examination. This was done through a case-based discussion with pertinent histories and CT findings. The use of ancillary testing, including urine drug screening, confirmatory toxicology testing, and nasopharyngeal swabs were reviewed in the context of PMCT.
Participants reviewed how OMI has created updated standard operating procedures to guide pathologist triage with PMCT and the importance of the creation of clear guidelines for the incorporation of PMCT into practice. In addition, challenges and limitations of the use of PMCT for case triage were identified.
Detailed Learning Objectives
- Participants will be familiar with the current research and literature on the use of PMCT in forensic pathology.
- Participants will have a basic understanding of how PMCT can be utilized in the daily triaging of cases for examination and ancillary testing.
- Participants will appreciate the need to develop standard operating guidelines for the use of PMCT by pathologists in the office.
- Clarissa S. Krinsky, MD, CFP | Medical Examiner at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator
Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.