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virtual autopsy

Forensics
Virtopsy
A post-mortem exam using CT and MRI to evaluate charred bodies (e.g., post-RTA/MVA fires, residential fires, etc.), document injuries due to burning, and identify forensically relevant vital reactions—e.g., air embolism, blood aspiration.
 
Graduate education
A collection of didactic exercises created at the University of Leicester, to teach medical students how to link pathologic changes to clinical findings.

virtual autopsy

A determination of the factors that contributed to or caused the death of a person, employing imaging devices, e.g., CT scans, MRI, or ultrasonography instead of surgical dissection of the corpse.
See also: autopsy
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Along with the two-day workshop taking place on April 19 and 23, various discussions will be held on the April 20 to 22 on the following topics: Disaster victim identification, missing persons databases, virtual autopsy, determining cause of death: forensic molecular pathology and pharmogentics, toxicology challenges to determine cause of death, issues that confront the forensic disciplines, and digital forensic challenges.
She said: "The virtual autopsy was a great insight into the job of a pathologist.
27-31) The data survey for a full-body, virtual autopsy is possible within a few minutes by MSCT.
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