Premier International meeting in radiology and imaging to be hosted in Leicester 2015

Posted by ap507 at Mar 20, 2015 10:52 AM |
University of Leicester to host a joint meeting of the two principal professional societies dedicated to the use of radiology in forensic and autopsy practice in May 2015

Issued by the University of Leicester Press Office on 20 March

The University of Leicester will host a major joint meeting of the world’s leading forensic/autopsy radiology and imaging groups – the International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR) – from May 14 to 16, 2015.

Both groups are dedicated to promoting the use of imaging – such as plain film x-ray or CT scans – to provide 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 of Leicester, Chair of the ISFRI – highlighted that the conference will mark the Society’s fourth annual meeting, as well as the 10th anniversary of the IAFR.

The meeting will look to forge working relationships between all those engaged in post-mortem imaging of all types from all over the world through invited talks, members’ presentations, 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.

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.

Professor Rutty said: “The theme of the conference will be radiology’s role in the investigation of who a person was and how they died. Holding the conference in Leicester will be a significant recognition of the excellent research being undertaken not just at the University but in the whole of the UK. We will welcome lead practitioners and researchers from all over the world.”


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