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Imaging of persons suspected of concealing drugs internally with Dr Allan Andi - Register to watch on demand now!

08 October 2019

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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.

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.