Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging

Elsevier Announces the Launch of a New Journal: Journal of Forensic Radiology
                                 and Imaging

  PR Newswire

  AMSTERDAM, February 11, 2013

AMSTERDAM, February 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Official new journal of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and
Imaging (ISFRI) now available on ScienceDirect

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, announces the launch of Journal of Forensic
Radiology and Imaging (JOFRI) , the official new journal of the International
Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI).

As a first journal in the field of forensic radiology and imaging, JOFRI aims
to provide a cutting edge communication and information platform for
professionals engaged in developing and utilizing two and three-dimensional
imaging and reconstruction methods to advance documentation and analysis of
forensic findings and crime scene reconstruction. Research published in JOFRI
brings together both radiology/imaging and forensic science disciplines;
original research, review articles, technical notes, brief communications, and
case studies will all be included in the journal.

Topics covered in Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging are:

  *Use of radiology in clinical (living persons) and postmortem forensics,
    correlation studies of traditional autopsy compared to virtual
    radiological autopsy
  *Cutting edge forensic imaging techniques for research and daily service
  *Use of 3D imaging in crime scene reconstruction, blood splatter pattern
    analysis, and traffic accident reconstructions; evaluation and validation
    of techniques in forensic 3D and radiological scanning
  *Using imaging techniques in anthropological studies, bite mark, other
    pattern injuries and forensic art work analyses, and mass casualties

Michael J. Thali, M.D., Director of the Institute of Forensic Medicine,
University of Zurich, will lead the journal as Founding Editor-in-Chief,
combining his expertise in radiology and forensic medicine. Introducing the
journal, he said, "To date, papers on forensic imaging were published in
journals dedicated to forensic sciences or radiology. The increasing use of
imaging technologies raises fundamental questions regarding quality standards,
education and best practice in the field of forensic radiology and imaging.
JOFRI will be an important forum to advance these critical issues."

"The launch of JOFRI is especially timely as the use of imaging in forensic
investigation is growing both as an alternative and adjunct to traditional
autopsy," said David Sampson, Executive Publisher at Elsevier. "Virtual
autopsy is particularly useful when a traditional autopsy is not permitted for
cultural or religious reasons and in mass casualty situations."

For more information or to submit a paper, go to: http://www.jofri.net/home

About  International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging

The aim of the newly founded International Society of Forensic Radiology and
Imaging (ISFRI) is to strengthen and develop the field of forensic radiology
and imaging worldwide.This includes promoting best practice and developing
international quality standards and guidelines in this field of imaging.

Specific objectives of the society are to strengthen and develop the field of
forensic radiology and imaging, to promote best practice in forensic radiology
and imaging through communication andcooperation, to promote education and
specialization in the field of forensic radiology and imaging, to encourage
and develop research programs in forensic radiology and imaging, to establish
quality standards and guidelines for forensic radiology and imaging, and to
establish processes for the regulation and certification of forensic radiology
andassociated imaging sciences. http://www.isfri.org/

About Elsevier

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information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
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health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

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worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC , a world-leading
provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal
and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and
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Media contacts Wendy Montalvo Elsevier +1-212-633-6981 w.montalvo@elsevier.com
Prof. M.J. Thali, MD, MBA University of Zurich Institute of Forensic Medicine
Zurich contact@isfri.org
 
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