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Virtopsy-The Most Modern Technique for Postmortem Examination


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Medical science is developing at a fast rate, especially imaging technology. Multi Detective Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanning technologies will enhance classical medicolegal autopsies or postmortem examinations. With the implementation of new imaging technology autopsies can made minimally invasive and which gives more reliable results. This is popularly known as "Virtual autopsy" or "Virtopsy". This method is popular in Sweden and Germany. The present article is an attempt to review the literature available regarding virtual autopsy and its future perspective in the field of Forensic Medicine.

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Postmortem Examination, Virtopsy, Multi Detective Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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S. Sharija
Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Abstract


Medical science is developing at a fast rate, especially imaging technology. Multi Detective Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanning technologies will enhance classical medicolegal autopsies or postmortem examinations. With the implementation of new imaging technology autopsies can made minimally invasive and which gives more reliable results. This is popularly known as "Virtual autopsy" or "Virtopsy". This method is popular in Sweden and Germany. The present article is an attempt to review the literature available regarding virtual autopsy and its future perspective in the field of Forensic Medicine.

Keywords


Postmortem Examination, Virtopsy, Multi Detective Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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