Postmortem CT Interpretation
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 iteration of this course has been cancelled, this course will be offered again in 2021. Please sign up to the mailing list for updates
This intensive short course is designed for forensic pathologists (incl. trainees) and radiologists (incl. trainees) with an interest in forensic imaging, as well as radiographers and general pathologists.
The course consists of preliminary half-day introduction to CT imaging for pathologists, and forensic pathology for radiologists. This is followed by 3 mornings of didactic lectures on the principles and practice of post-mortem CT and the application of CT techniques to death investigation with "hands-on" sessions in the afternoons.
Participants will have the opportunity to perform image manipulation on thin-client workstations and work up real forensic cases pertinent to the morning's lectures. A tour of the mortuary-based CT facility at VIFM will also be available.
At the end of the course participants will have:
a basic understanding of the physics and principles of CT scanning;
confidence in viewing postmortem CT images;
an understanding of the artefacts associated with CT scanning;
knowledge of postmortem CT correlates of the pathological artefacts of death;
the ability to recognize forensically significant CT findings in all anatomical areas;
the ability to integrate CT findings into the work practices of a forensic pathologist and understand the benefits and limitations of postmortem CT to a forensic pathologist;
awareness of newer postmortem CT techniques such as angiography and guidedbiopsy;
the ability to perform CT image manipulation on a thin-client workstation; and
familiarity with Victoria's coronial system and the impact that CT scanning has on death
This course is eligible for 28 Scientific hours / Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
$2,750 Full (includes GST)
Includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch, certificate of attendance and group dinner.
Registration on this short courses requires full fee payment, this course is not eligible for fee HELP or CSP.
The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
65 Kavanagh Street
Registrations will be limited to 24 and will close as soon as we have 24 registrations
There is no on-site parking available.