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Using Advanced Imaging Technologies to Enhance Autopsy Practices

National Institute of Justice

This NIJ Journal article discusses how using computed tomography (CT) scanning technology can help augment autopsies. The article explains how the use of advanced imaging technologies, such as CT, prior to or in place of a traditional (gross anatomy) autopsy would be advantageous in some situations.

The technology could offer solutions to some challenges faced by the medicolegal community, such as limited resources or conditions or circumstances that make the cause of death not easily diagnosed through a traditional autopsy.

To read the article, click here.

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