The Use of CT and MRI in Autopsy Practice
Monday 23 November 2009
Caterpillar Stand, Tigers Stadium, Leicester
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- Venue: Leicester Tigers Conference Services
In modern times Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging has become an integral part of autopsy practice, in adults and children, throughout the world. Although their role is evolving, as pathologists become more comfortable with and knowledgeable about their abilities and deficiencies, it has led to a substantial cultural change in the conduct of death investigation.
Increasingly publications from overseas groups have heralded the prospect of virtual or near-virtual autopsy examination utilising sophisticated imaging and targeted percutaneous sampling of tissue. This is clearly an exciting prospect welcomed by those for whom the autopsy is an anathema and bureaucrats looking for strategies to overcome shortages in medical manpower. Whether CT or other more sophisticated imaging for that matter, will in the foreseeable future replace the autopsy rather than it remaining as present as an adjunct to it, remains to be seen.
Who should attend?
This meeting will consider current and future use of CT and MRI in autopsy practice within the UK and Australia. It is aimed at pathology, autopsy and imaging practitioners as well as all those those involved in all aspects of death investigation and bereavement. The subject matters covered will include:
Natural death in children and adults
Suspicious and homicide death investigations
Mass fatality and identification investigations
Projectile related fatalities
The use of high throughput mortuary based CT
The current department of Health program concerning the near virtual autopsy program
This conference has been approved by the Royal College of Pathologists for CPD purposes to a maximum of five credits.