This is a multi-disciplinary project (police, pathology, radiology, emergency department) considering the role of post-mortem computed tomography in the investigation of road traffic collisions. It is looking to reduce the number of autopsies, enhance the investigation for court purposes and use predictive theory to consider when and where a collision may occur to reduce RTC's.
This is an ongoing project utilising the association of the East Midlands forensic Pathology unit and Leicester serious collision unit. It has started with the analysis of 75 consented PMCT cases and is adding to it as all RTC's for Leicester are examined by the forensic pathology unit. There is a dedicated medical researcher who is analysing the data. There is collaboration from a Unit in Switzerland in terms of the radiology analysis.