Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Introduction

Post-Mortem Computed Tomography Webinar Series

Post-Mortem Computed Tomography Webinar Series

Overview

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.   

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. 

Webinars

1.) PMCT Basics: Facility and Technical Aspects 
Live webinar originally occurred on April 13th, 2021
Presenter: Natalie Adolphi, PhD
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2.) Overview of PMCT for Pathologist Triage
Live webinar originally occurred on April 20th, 2021
Presenter: Clarissa S. Krinsky, MD, CFP
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3.) PMCT of Gunshot Wounds
Live webinar originally occurred on April 27th, 2021
Presenter: Lauren Decker, MD
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4.) PMCT of Blunt Force Injury
Live webinar originally occurred on May 4th, 2021
Presenter: Heather Jarrell, MD
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5.) PMCT of Natural Disease
Live webinar originally occurred on May 11th, 2021
Presenter: Lori Proe, DO
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6.) PMCT Potpourri of Unnatural Deaths
Live webinar originally occurred on May 18th, 2021
Presenter: Lauren Dvorscak, MD
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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

Please contact us at ForensicCOE@rti.org for any questions.

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