Necro-Radiology and the Radiographer - RAD24

Necro-Radiology and the Radiographer

by Julie Ostrowski, BS
(4.9 / 39 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


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.


This necro-radiology continuing education course informs radiologic technologists and other healthcare professionals about the possible conditions of a deceased patient’s body, a variety of imaging protocols, the reasonings behind necro-imaging, precautions they should take when dealing with deceased patients, and what they might experience emotionally and mentally. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the various stages of death a body progresses through.
  • Recognize possible complications and obstacles in imaging the deceased.
  • Identify the use of the different modalities used in necro-radiology.
  • Recognize the precautions taken while imaging the deceased.
  • Recognize symptoms the radiographer may experience emotionally and mentally during a necro exam.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for imaging and radiation therapists
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 8/23/2019 to 9/1/2020.
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.

Course Originally Released on: 7/30/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/30/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/1/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Erik D - Peoria, AZ  ·  Jan 31, 2020
good, this was a very good course
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Mollie P - Rocky Mount, NC  ·  Jan 29, 2020
I enjoyed learning the different stages
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Tuan L - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Jan 14, 2020
Quick and informative. Just enough to be useful
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BRENDA L - Lithia, FL  ·  Jan 03, 2020
new information informative
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Brian R - Wahpeton, ND  ·  Dec 19, 2019
Very Interesting topic
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00