Forensic Technical Services
The VIFM forensic technical specialists (or mortuary technicians) care for the deceased throughout the entire death investigation process, from admission to release. Their work in the mortuary includes assisting the forensic pathologist in performing the post-mortem examination, in particular supporting post-mortem imaging including radiology (CT scans) and photographic documentation of the findings.
Once the post-mortem examination of the body is complete, the forensic technician prepares the body for release to the funeral director. This can involve undertaking complex anatomical procedures supporting the reconstruction of the body in deaths involving major trauma.
Our forensic technical staff are also involved in the medico-legal collection of specimens such as blood and tissues for forensic scientific analysis and our forensic technical specialists are actively involved in teaching and research.