Joint European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) and International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) guidelines: paediatric postmortem computed tomography imaging protocol

Susan C. Shelmerdine, Chandra Y. Gerrard, Padma Rao, Matthew Lynch, Jeroen Kroll, Dan Martin, Elka Miller, Laura Filograna, Rosa Maria Martinez, Odey Ukpo, Barry Daly, Hideki Hyodoh, Karl Johnson, Andrew Watt, Ajay Taranath, Scott Brown, David Perry, Lene Warner Thorup Boel, Aleksandra Borowska-Solonynko, Rick van RijnWillemijn Klein, Elspeth Whitby, Owen J. Arthurs

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Postmortem CT for investigating childhood deaths is increasingly utilised as a noninvasive adjunct or alternative to standard autopsy; however there are no standardised published imaging protocols. This article describes a standardised imaging protocol that has been developed based on current practices of international postmortem imaging practitioners and experts. This recommendation is expected to be useful for postmortem imaging centres wishing to update their existing practices and for those starting paediatric postmortem CT as a new service.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-701
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Children
  • Computed tomography
  • Consensus recommendations
  • Paediatric
  • Postmortem
  • Protocol

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