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PMCT Training for Radiologists

This 3 day course is offered to radiologists (and registrars) who want to learn to interpret PMCT scans.

Led by Professor Bruno Morgan, Professor of Imaging and consultant radiologist with 15 years PMCT experience, the course is intended for radiologists interested in non-suspicious deaths. Trauma and suspicious deaths are discussed but are not the main focus.

A team of experienced PMCT radiologists, from a wide variety of clinical specialities, teach on the course and bring a wealth of knowledge. A pathologist and advanced practice radiographer, both with many years PMCT experience, provide insight into the roles of others in such a service. Together, they provide a series of lectures and practical ‘hands-on’ image interpretation sessions including:

  • Decomposition and normal PMCT findings
  • PMCT coronary angiography and cardiac findings
  • Chest cases
  • Neuro, trauma and unnatural death
  • Abdominal cases, pulmonary-thromboembolism and others

  By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be aware of how the English* coronial system works
  • Understand how a medical cause of death is formulated
  • Have an understanding of the techniques involved and the associated challenges
  • Have the ability to interpret PMCT scans
  • Understand the limitations of PMCT
  • Have an understanding of the pathologist’s perspective on PMCT
  • Have an appreciation of how a PMCT service can be run

  (*legislation is slightly different in Scotland and Ireland but the image interpretation is the same so everyone is welcome.)



The course is run at Leicester Hospitals.

Does this course not meet your needs?

We are able to tailor a course to your requirements. Please contact us to discuss this further.



This course is being proposed based on current COVID guidance, assuming social distancing will not be required.

National and Leicester specific COVID guidance will be reviewed and any change in guidance and restrictions will be adhered to.

The course may have to be postponed at short notice. Delegates will need to provide a mobile number so they can be contacted if this were to happen.


To apply to attend the course or for further information

If you have any questions or would like any further information, please contact us at PMRadiology@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or 0116 258 6890.