12:54 CET
RC 814 - Forensic imaging
General Radiography (Radiographers) Forensic Imaging
Thursday, February 28, 16:00 - 17:30
Type of session: Refresher Course
Topic: General Radiography (Radiographers), Forensic Imaging
Moderators: A. Dominguez (Lausanne/CH), H. T. Patel (Ahmedabad/IN)

16:00
Chairpersons' introduction (Part 1)
A. Dominguez; Lausanne/CH
Learning Objectives

1. To provide insights into the role of imaging, and radiographers, in forensic imaging.
2. To appreciate the key aspects of a quality forensic imaging service using angiography.
3. To understand the challenges associated with forensic imaging.

16:03
Chairpersons' introduction (Part 2)
H. T. Patel; Ahmedabad/IN
Learning Objectives

1. To provide insights into the role of imaging, and radiographers, in forensic imaging.
2. To appreciate the key aspects of a quality forensic imaging service using angiography.
3. To understand the challenges associated with forensic imaging.

16:05
A. The chain of evidence
M. Davis; Dublin/IE
Learning Objectives

1. To appreciate the importance of continuity of evidence and record keeping.
2. To learn about essential steps for radiographers to follow.
3. To discuss potential pitfalls when conducting forensic examinations.

16:28
B. Post-mortem cardiac angiography
H. Precht; Odense/DK
Learning Objectives

1. To learn about the development of multiphase post-mortem cardiac angiography (MPMCCTA).
2. To appreciate the benefits and limitations of MPMCCTA examinations.
3. To understand the role of the radiographer in the MPMCCTA.

Abstract

Computed Tomography (CT) is a widely used imaging tool with high diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value. Cardiac CT Angiography (CCTA) scanning is often used to diagnose cardiology patients as coronary atherosclerosis is a worldwide disease and counts for millions of deaths every year. The CT technology is developing rapidly given new possibilities for optimisation. A CCTA scan can identify elements as coronary stenosis, coronary atherosclerotic-, low attenuation- and spotty calcification plaques, positive remodelling. These components have been considered as important features of coronary plaque vulnerability and instability. As the coronary arteries have an average diameter of 1-4 mm, the CCTA images need to image small details with low attenuation. The CT scanner is challenged to image small details with good contrast and temporal resolution; therefore optimisation of the CT protocol is necessary. New developed CT techniques need to be implemented with caution to ensure the images not change coronary plaques size or content inappropriate. To evaluate new CCTA technique influence of coronary plaques, a correlation with the gold standard of histopathology could give us useful information. To be able to reflect these results to in-vivo CCTA it is important to prepare the heart and arteries with correct pressure, contrast filling in the arteries as contrast/water in the heart chambers. Scattered radiation from the surrounding tissue needs to be included as the most challenging parts is an exact procedure for three-dimensional alignment procedure for PMCCTA and the histopathology data.

16:51
C. Paediatric forensic imaging
A. L. Brookes; Fulwood/GB
Learning Objectives

1. To appreciate the role of the radiographer in paediatric forensic imaging.
2. To understand the challenges associated with conducting paediatric forensic examinations.
3. To discuss the imaging options available for paediatric forensic imaging.

17:14
Panel discussion: Safeguarding the wellbeing of staff involved in forensic imaging
This website uses cookies. Learn more