Forensic Technology Center of Excellence


Post-Mortem Computed Tomography Webinar Series

Post-Mortem Computed Tomography Webinar Series

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. 

Registration for the webinars in this series will appear below as they become available.

Upcoming Webinars:

1) PMCT Basics: Facility and Technical Aspects 
Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Speaker: Natalie Adolphi, PhD
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2) Overview of PMCT for Pathologist Triage
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Speaker: Clarissa Krinsky, MD
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3) PMCT of Gunshot Wounds
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Speaker: Lauren Decker, MD
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4) PMCT of Blunt Force Injury
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
Speaker: Heather Jarrell, MD
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5) PMCT of Natural Disease
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
Speaker: Lori Proe, DO
Click here to learn more about this webinar.

6) PMCT Potpourri of Unnatural Deaths
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
Speaker: Lauren Dvorscak, MD
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Please contact us at for any questions.

Each of our webinars is archived within about two weeks of the live date and will be posted on our website. Please subscribe to our newsletter for notifications.

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