The forensic radiographer: a new member in the medicolegal team.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_8122F9CEF0FE
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The forensic radiographer: a new member in the medicolegal team.
Périodique
American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Auteur(s)
Schneider B., Chevallier C., Dominguez A., Bruguier C., Elandoy C., Mangin P., Grabherr S.
ISSN
1533-404X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0195-7910
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
33
Numéro
1
Pages
30-36
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Résumé
Multidetector computed tomography is becoming more widespread in forensic medicine. In most services, autopsy assistants perform the radiological examination. We introduced professional radiographers into the legal medicine service and hypothesized they would also be able to take over duties currently reserved for other specialists. The aims of this study were to evaluate if radiographers could be trained as "forensic radiographers" by (1) integrating graduated medical radiographers into the legal medicine service, (2) investigating the advantages of this collaboration, and (3) defining the duties of the forensic radiographers.The study was performed prospectively on a group of 8 recruited radiographers who underwent a testing period with special training. They learned the basics of medicolegal case treatment, the autonomous execution of postmortem computed tomography angiography, and postprocessing of data. Seven of 8 radiographers finished the training and were integrated into our service. Although all radiographers were able to fulfill the duties demanded after the training period, some radiographers could not enter or complete the program because they were unable to work with dead bodies.Our study presents the advantages of integrating radiographers into the medicolegal team and proposes how to train the forensic radiographers. In addition, the duties and responsibilities of these new specialists are defined.
Mots-clé
Angiography, Artifacts, Autopsy/methods, Biopsy, Catheterization, Cooperative Behavior, Forensic Pathology/education, Humans, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Multidetector Computed Tomography, Perfusion, Prospective Studies, Punctures, Radiology
Pubmed
Web of science
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04/03/2011 17:33
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29/05/2018 10:29
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