Disaster Victim Identification

IAFR organises training and coordinates radiography response teams internationally for DVI

DVI

Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) is a multi-professional act of identifying the victims of natural or man-made mass fatality incidents.

The IAFR are able to provide a national team of radiographers with accredited training and experience in forensic and mass fatality radiography. Currently the UK has an established team working with the UK National Disaster Victim Identification Team. We are also working on launching teams for other countries.

The team will provide a coordinated forensic radiography response to mass fatality incidents and advise national, regional and local authorities on radiography issues when planning for such incidents.

DVI Co-ordinator

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IAFR UK DVI

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Forensic Human Identification

Forensic Human Identification is performed according to the guidelines by INTERPOL. Ideally identification is achieved using four primary identifiers:

Dental

Radiography plays an essential role in dental identification

DNA

DNA analysis may be used to identify missing persons

Fingerprint

Friction ridge analysis may confirm or disprove identity

Medical

Unique medical appliances may be found by imaging