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Imaging of persons suspected of concealing drugs internally

presented by Dr Allan Andi

Body packers, drug mules, body stuffers are synonymous terms used for persons who, voluntarily or through coercion, swallow, or insert drug-filled packets into a body cavity, generally in an attempt to smuggle them across secure national borders or county lines. Radiologists may be confronted with the problem of drug smuggling and in this lecture Dr Andi will discuss the value of detection using low dose CT imaging.

Key learning outcomes:

  1. To show the value of low dose non-contrast abdominal CT in the identification of different types of body packets.
  2. To outline the legal framework of internal drug concealment and its diagnosis.
  3. To be aware of common pitfalls and complications during interpretation.

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This webinar provides 2 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists and RANZCR. CPD Points are issued within a month of viewing. 

If you are a Radiologist, Radiographer or Sonographer you will receive 1 CPD point for watching this educational webinar, in accordance with the CPD schemes of the RCR and RANZCR. Your CPD certificate will be issued within one month of viewing. Please declare your profession in the form, and check your other details are accurate, to ensure you are issued with the correct certificate.*



Dr A Andi MBChB BSc(Hons) MRCS(Ed) FRCR

Dr Andi is a Consultant Radiologist working at The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London. His main imaging interests are in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and forensic imaging. He has worked closely with Border Force since 2014 and was a lead architect in establishing a dedicated low dose CT pathway for imaging individuals suspected of trafficking narcotics through Heathrow, one of the busiest international airports in the world.  

Dr Andi is a member of the Home Office Imaging Advisory Board, Specialist Adviser in the division of Diagnostics at The Care Quality Commission, Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London and member of the Medical Leadership Council at Everlight Radiology. 

*You must watch the webinar in full to be eligible for CPD points.