Brief Description:

The New Mexico Decedent Image Database (NMDID) is a new resource for research in any field that can draw on computed tomography scans of humans. The database contains de-identified scans of over 15,000 individuals; all were deceased at the time of scanning. Nearly all images are of complete individuals. The scans are supplemented by up to 69 in-depth metadata variables. These include basic demographic and descriptive information, such as sex, age at death, and cause and manner of death. Additional data may include occupation, hobbies, drinking, smoking, drug use, and many other lifestyle variables.

Coming October 2020, the NMDID webinar series includes the following events: 

Overview of Accessing the NMDID Database and Searching
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ET
Speaker: Heather J.H. Edgar, Ph.D., D-ABFA
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Accessing and Utilizing Metadata from NMDID
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ET

Speaker: Dr. Shamsi Daneshvari Berry
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Opening and Viewing NMDID Image Data
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ET
Speaker: Natalie L. Adolphi, Ph.D.
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Taking 3D Measurements with NMDID Images
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 1:00:00 PM ET – 2:00:00 PM ET
Speaker: Rachel A. Menegaz, Ph.D.
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Please contact us at ForensicCOE@rti.org 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.