Necro-Radiology and the Radiographer

by Instructor: Julie Ostrowski, RT(R)(CT)


i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Necro-radiology techniques and technology are on the rise, as autopsies are on the decline. With the aging population and increased death tolls across the United States, the need is increasing for radiographers trained in necro techniques. In addition to imaging their own patient population, hospitals have become an imaging resource for coroner offices. With shift shortages, this puts an even heavier burden on radiology departments and staff. Necro-radiology protocols vary from region to region, from facility to facility, and for different causes of death, which puts the focus on the skills and experience of the radiographer. Professional radiographers need to familiarize themselves with the basics of necro-radiology. Knowing what to expect and being prepared for a variety of body conditions are essential to the process, the diagnosis, and the emotional and mental state of the radiographer.

About the Course Author

Julie Ostrowski, RT(R)(CT), is a radiology instructor at Southwestern Illinois College, teaching in the Radiology program as well as Health-Related Occupation courses. She has been very involved in teaching other instructors in classroom environment techniques, classroom management, and curriculum delivery tips. As Chairman of the Board for the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISSRT), she oversees RTs from across the state who represent every registered RT and student RT in Illinois. She has served in many positions in the past within the ISSRT, including President, President-Elect, Southern Regional Adviser, and Student Liaison. Julie Ostrowski, RT(R)(CT) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists


    This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) until 9/1/2020.
    Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit
    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists


    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Medical Radiation Technologists (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Radiation technologists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify the use of the different modalities used in necro-radiology.; Identify the various stages of death a body progresses through.; Recognize possible complications and obstacles in imaging the deceased.; Recognize symptoms the radiographer may experience emotionally and mentally during a necro exam.; Recognize the precautions taken while imaging the deceased.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Radiologic Technologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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