University to host Premier International meeting in Forensic/Autopsy radiology and imaging

Posted by ap507 at May 14, 2014 01:44 PM |
Conference with two of the world’s leading professional societies dedicated to the use of radiology to be held in May 2015

The University will host a major joint conference with the International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR) on May 14-16 2015.

Both leading groups are dedicated to promoting the use of imaging – such as plain film x-ray or CT scans – providing key information related to the investigation of natural and unnatural deaths.

World leading forensic pathologist Professor Guy Rutty MBE, of the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit at the University, is Chair elect of the ISFRI in May 2014. The conference will mark the group’s fourth annual meeting, as well as the 10th anniversary of the IAFR.

The meeting will look to create working relationships between all those who are engaged in post-mortem imaging of all types, through invited talks, members’ presentations and seminars and workshops.

Professor Rutty is an expert in non-invasive autopsies – specifically the use of radiology and imaging to glean information about how people have died as an alternative to traditional autopsies where the body is dissected. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2010.

Next year’s conference will mark the end of Professor Rutty’s year long spell in his prestigious role. He will assume the role of Past Chair until 2016.

The ISFRI is the world’s leading body for forensic radiology and imaging. It aims to strengthen and develop the field of forensic radiology and imaging worldwide, promoting best practice and developing international quality standards and guidelines.

This year, the third ISFRI Congress is due to take place in Marseilles, France. For more information, click here