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

Pediatr Radiol. 2019 May;49(5):694-701. doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-04340-x. Epub 2019 Feb 28.


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.

Keywords: Children; Computed tomography; Consensus recommendations; Paediatric; Postmortem; Protocol.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Autopsy / standards*
  • Cause of Death
  • Child
  • Forensic Medicine / standards*
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics / standards*
  • Postmortem Changes
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / standards*