Fabrice Dedouit, MD, PhD did his residency in radiology and forensic pathology and received his Habilitation Degree at the University of Toulouse, France. His research activities are performed in the laboratory GACT (Center for Anthropolobiology and Genomics of Toulouse).
His topic research concerns virtual autopsy and virtual anthropology.
In 2011 he became Docent for forensic medicine in the University Hospital of Toulouse. He also acted as president of the GRAVIT from 2014 to 2019 (French national research group on post mortem imaging) and secretary of the TWGPAM (Technical Working Group Post mortem Angiography Method). He has been the head of the unit of forensic imaging and anthropology at the University Centre of Legal Medicine (CURML) Lausanne-Geneva from 2016 to 2019 (Switzerland).
He is involved as editorial board member in some top forensic journals.
He is director and responsible of the University Degree of Forensic Imaging at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, which gives keys to radiologists and forensic pathologists for a better knowledge and understanding of post mortem imaging.
He plays an important role in forensic and radiological French scientific societies for the development of post mortem imaging. He published more than 110 publications and 16 chapters of books in the field of forensic radiology and forensic anthropology.
Hideki Hyodoh MD, PhD is a doctor/researcher/educator with a double specialty area (radiology specialist and forensic certified physician), which is rare in Japan.
He works as Associate Professor in Department of Forensic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan. He conducts over 1000 inspections or forensic autopsy each year. He has been involved in the examination of evidence at medical accident investigation and also gives testimony at trial.
He has served as the editor of the “Postmortem image interpretation guidelines" in Japan, and it has been published in 2015, and 2020. He has played important roles in several academic societies in Japan, with a particular focus on developing and implementing a training curriculum on postmortem image interpretation.
Summer Decker Is the Director of Imaging Research and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She also holds appointments in Pathology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Surgery. She holds a Masters Degrees in Forensic Anthropology as well as Biomedical Ethics (Research Law) and a PhD in Medicine with a specialization in Pathology and Imaging. Her research lab focuses on three-dimensional computer modeling and quantitative analysis of medical imaging to answer clinical questions and develop new technologies such as medical devices and procedures. They have presented their research at national and international meetings including the Radiology Society of North America, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging. Several of these projects have garnered national and international recognition as well as generated numerous peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters, presentations, and a patent. Dr. Decker is also a trained forensic anthropologist who has spent numerous years working in the fields of forensic pathology and anthropology. She continues to work on forensic casework for local, state and US law enforcements agencies with positive identifications.
Liaison Officer of The International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR)
Liaison Officer to the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (JoFRI)
Michael J Thali is the current Professor and Chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and former chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland), is a co-founder of the Virtopsy-Project and active advocator of virtual autopsy. He was a resident in radiology at the Institute Radiology at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and completed a fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC (USA). He is editor of the textbook on virtual autopsy The Virtopsy Approach (2009) and the latest edition of Brogdons Forensic Radiology (2010). He has co-authored over 175 papers on forensic radiology and virtual autopsy.
Rick R. van Rijn is a paediatric radiologist at the department of radiology and nuclear medicine of the Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam and the department of forensic medicine of the Netherlands Forensic Institute. He holds a chair in forenisic radiology with an emphasis on paediatric radiology.