Date: 15 Jan 2020

Location: Online

Registration is now open for IAFR Webinar #15 

The Beginning of Forensic Radiography in Denmark - Christina Pedersen

Christina has a BSc in Radiography from The University College of Northern Denmark.  She is currently the only Forensic Radiographer in Denmark and is positioned as a Forensic and Paediatric Project Radiographer in the city of Aarhus.  Her way into the forensic field was through the patient group of children under Suspected Physical Abuse, both in the living and post-mortem cases.  She has great experience in adult forensic cases and the main tasks of her forensic work involve being a central part in evaluating PMCT scans.  She is involved in PMCTA and takes great part in this research field.


Abstract:

Forensic imaging in Denmark is not a new area for radiographers undertaking living cases; however in post-mortem cases it is different.  Curently, only one radiographer is actively taking part in this daily work at one of the three Institutes of Forensic Medicine.  This results in having to think out-of-the-box and seek knowledge internationally, along with places radiographers rarely look.

The radiographic work involves; performing conventional x-ray, creating & editing CT-protocols, assisting when performing PMCT Angiography, along with performing research scans both on animals, artefacts and humans. The daily CT-scans are performed by the forensic technicians, leaving the largest task for the radiographer - performing the evaluations of the PMCT-scans.

The Radiographer’s special knowledge on technical aspects of imaging are highly appreciated and when imaging for forensic purposes the need for high quality is just as essential as imaging the living. A new specialized area for radiographers in Denmark is born.


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