Nationality: French.

Radiologist and Forensic Pathologist, Docent in the University Hospital of Toulouse, forensic department, France.


CHU Toulouse-Rangueil, Service de médecine légale 1 Avenue Jean Poulhès 31059 Toulouse.



Fabrice Dedouit is a French radiologist, forensic pathologist at the Rangueil-Larrey Toulouse Hospital (France). He studied Medicine at the University of Caen, Lille, and Toulouse (France). He started his radiology residency in 2000 and forensic pathology residency in 2004 at the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France). He received his M.D in 2004, his Ph.D. Thesis in Biological Anthropology in 2009, and his Habilitation degree in 2011, and became Docent. His research activities are performed in the AMIS laboratory (Molecular Anthropology and Image Synthesis) at the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France). Since 2004, he published more than 110 publications and 16 chapters of books in the field of forensic radiology and forensic anthropology. He has been the head of the unit of forensic imaging and anthropology at the University Centre of Legal Medicine (CURML) Lausanne-Geneva (Switzerland) from 2016 to 2019, and became Privat Docent in 2017 at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). From 2015 to 2018, he was president of the French national research group on post mortem imaging (GRAVIT). He is involved and active in forensic imaging and particularly virtual autopsy and virtual anthropology since 2004.

Selected invited seminars

  • Radiology: technical point of view – what you have to know. Living persons – Bone age estimation (from old to new techniques). Sex determination: classical metrical, scopic and morphometrics. Age at death estimation (bone) Examples of radiological use for some particular French mummies. FASE Advanced Course on Imaging and Forensic Anthropology, MONTPELLIER, France, September 2015.
  • Vizualization and reconstruction of high energy trauma cases by MPMCTA. International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, Virtangio workshop, AMSTERDAM, Nederland, May 2016.
  • Advances in post-mortem forensic imaging. 2016 IALM Intersocietal Symposium, VENISE, Italy, June 2016
  • Imaging and anthropology: towards virtual anthropology. Workshop “Imaging in Anthropology”, Société Suisse d’Anthropologie, LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 2018.
  • Postmortem MRI: the future of cardiovascular imaging? Pre congress workshop of the 8th Biennial Meeting of the Association for European Cardiovascular, LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 2018.

Selected publications

  • Old hearts for modern investigations: CT and MR for archaeological human hearts remains. Mokrane FZ, Colleter R, Duchesne S, Gerard P, Savall F, Crubezy E, Guilbeau-Frugier C, Moreno R, Sewonu A, Rousseau H, Telmon N, Dedouit F. Forensic Science International, 2016 ;  268 : 14-24. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.08.035.
  • Procedures and frequencies of embalming and heart extractions in modern period in Brittany. Contribution to the evolution of ritual funerary in Europe. Colleter R, Dedouit F, Duchesne S, Mokrane FZ, Gendrot V, Gérard P, Dabernat H, Crubézy É, Telmon N. PLoS One. 2016 28 ; 11(12) : e0167988. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167988.
  • Study of a seventeenth-century French artificial mummy: autopsical, native, and contrast-injected CT investigations. Colleter R, Dedouit F, Duchesne S, Gérard P, Dercle L, Poilpré P, Gendrot V, Rousseau H, Crubézy É, Telmon N, Mokrane FZ. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 2018 ; doi: 10.1007/s00414-018-1830-8.
  • Postmortem CT Angiography Compared with Autopsy: A Forensic Multicenter Study. Grabherr S, Heinemann A, Vogel H, Rutty G, Morgan B, Woźniak K, Dedouit F, Fischer F, Lochner S, Wittig H, Guglielmi G, Eplinius F, Michaud K, Palmiere C, Chevallier C, Mangin P, Grimm JM. Radiology. 2018 ; 288 (1) : 270-276. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018170559.
  • The benefits of medical imaging and 3D modelling to the field of forensic anthropology. Positional statement of the members of the forensic anthropology working group of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging. Brough A, Chiarra V, Colman K, Dedouit F, Decker S. Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, 2019 :