Promoting Best Practice in Forensic Radiography

The International Association of Forensic Radiographers

Welcome to the new website of IAFR!

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.


International Branches

International branches organise local events, but you are welcome to join the IAFR although your area wouldn’t have own branch yet!


Australia and New Zealand Branch


Japanese Branch


United Kingdom Branch

IAFR Merchandise Store

Water bottle

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.

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.
Forensic Imaging Journal Cover

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Don't forget the UK Branch AGM is on the 16th August with an interactive #cpd event hosted by Laura Knight and Katie Adcock, who will be testing your knowledge of #spa and injuries indicative of abuse- can you spot the inflicted from accidental, the normal from normal variant? The CPD event will start at 7pm and take place either side of the AGM. UK Members are encouraged to come along to the AGM and help share what the branch does for the next year. The CPD event is free for all members... Non members can sign up for it at: ... See MoreSee Less
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Heads up! The ISFRI Congress will be held in Toulouse, France on May 25-27th 2023! Visit the website for more information: ... See MoreSee Less
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Dear members of the IAFR!The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 10 September. Full details of the time and how to access the meeting, together with the agenda will be sent out in August.Members wishing to propose items to be discussed at the Annual General Meeting are requested to email these for consideration by the committee to the Honorary Secretary of the Association at: [email protected], to arrive no later than 24:00 GMT/UTC on 31st of July 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
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