Promoting Best Practice in Forensic Radiography

The International Association of Forensic Radiographers

Welcome to the world of forensic radiography!

About Us

The International Association of Forensic Radiographers aims to promote best practice in forensic radiography through education and training, research, communication and coordination of forensic radiography.


IAFR offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Forensic Radiography. IAFR and its branches provide webinars regularly.


IAFR organises professional training for Forensic Radiographers. We are currently building an e-learning platform, to allow location independent training.


IAFR promotes research of Forensic Radiography. We work together with the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) to publish the Forensic Imaging Journal.


Members Around the World


Countries Represented


International Branches


Shared Passion

Forensic Radiography

Forensic Radiography is the field of imaging, which provides medico-legal evidence in the means of radiography, cross-sectional imaging, surface scanning, photogrammetry and other modalities.

police, crime scene, murder

Post-Mortem Imaging

Imaging of deceased can offer important information about cause of the death and identity.

Forensic Human Identification

Identifying deceased or living individuals can benefit from dental and other imaging.

Disaster Victim Identification (DVI)

Modern DVI teams may use mobile CT units on location to speed up the process.

Suspected Physical Abuse (SPA)

Imaging of SPA of children or vulnerable adults is common practice in many hospitals.


Finding intracorporeal illegal substances often requires imaging of the suspect.

Age Assessment

Imaging is part of the age assessment of the asylum seekers who's age is unclear.

Forensic Archaeology

Imaging can be used to investigate archaeological findings such as mummified remains.

..and More!

Forensic radiographers work closely with police forces, forensic anthropologists, pathologists and other professionals.


The IAFR can offer you guidance, shared experience, networking, collective knowledge, training, education, group support, information, protocol development, procedures, and research opportunities.

Full Member

Full membership of IAFR is open to any registered radiographer, radiologic technologist, and imaging technician with an interest in forensic medical imaging.


Associate Member

Associate membership is open to anyone with a professional interest in forensic medical imaging, this may include Doctors or Academic professionals. Associate Members will not have any voting rights at the annual general meeting.


Student Member

Student Membership will be open to any student registered on an approved full-time course of education in radiography or radiologic technology leading to a qualification eligible for registration who has an interest in forensic medical imaging.


IAFR Merchandise Store

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Support the work of IAFR and get official IAFR logo products! Our merchandise store has a wide variety of products from clothing to laptop skins, phone cases and water bottles.

IAFR eLearning

Attend to our webinars and get a certificate of attendance! Webinars are accessible for members and non-members alike.

Missed a webinar that you wanted to attend? Fear not! You can access a number of webinar recordings.

Forensic Imaging Journal

Forensic Imaging, formerly known as Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging is the official publication of the International Society of Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and IAFR.
Forensic Imaging is the first and only journal dedicated to all aspects of forensic imaging and its implications for forensic medicine.
Full members of IAFR receive online access to the Journal.
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The IAFR Collaboration

The IAFR works together with these national and international organisations:

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Would you like to influence where forensic radiography is going?Would you like to be an inspiration to other forensic radiographers?Would you like to be the bridge between the IAFR Committee and members?The IAFR Committee is looking for a new committee member to join us and help direct and guide where forensic radiography is going for 2024.No experience with previous committee work is needed – all that is needed is enthusiasm, an interest in social media, and being a full member with the IAFR. You can be based anywhere in the world, and being a committee member looks great on your CV. The role involves participating in regular committee meetings (occurring every 6ish weeks), and updating the IAFR social media.Please write to the Honorary Secretary at to enquire about joining the committee.You would be co-opted into the committee by the current committee members, on the next committee meeting, March the 4th (20:00 UTC). ... See MoreSee Less
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The draft minutes of our Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) has been emailed to all members earlier in this month. The updated constitution is available openly on our website. ... See MoreSee Less
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As we welcome the new year, let us reflect on the achievements and challenges in the field of forensic radiography. Forensic radiographers have made significant contributions by utilizing advanced imaging techniques and analysis to solve criminal cases. The International Association of Forensic Radiographers remains dedicated to promoting collaboration and knowledge-sharing among its members through various platforms. We express our gratitude to all forensic radiographers for their commitment to justice. Let us continue to advance the field for the benefit of society. ... See MoreSee Less
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