Welcome to the Radiology-Pathology Center for Forensic Imaging (CFI) at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
The CFI is located within the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI), the centralized medical examiner’s office serving our state. The CFI is currently the only forensic center in the United States with in-house computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities, which support forensic research and education, and the clinical service of the OMI.
IN THE NEWS
Bodies of evidence: the quest to improve post-mortem imaging
The MRI methods that allow doctors to get detailed images of soft tissue in living patients don’t work as well in the forensic setting, after tissue cools and begins to decompose. Natalie Adolphi, a research faculty member at UNM, is leading a project, funded by the National Institute of Justice, to optimize MRI methods to improve imaging of post-mortem tissues.
The New Mexico Scientific Laboratories building houses the Center for Forensic Imaging (CFI).