#Forensic Pathology: Interesting opine on ‘virtopsies’ vs dissection autopsies

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Interesting look at the application of full body virtopsy scans as either a replacement or adjunct for conventional dissection forensic protocols. The writer considers the options and discusses the need for coroner/ME people being trained to read the CT and MRI scans. She opines that certain micro and tissue evidence is still necessary.

I have heard similar regarding dental autopsies where radiographs in some California jurisdictions  are being substituted for actual full dental examinations done by odontologists. The same caveats apply as many dental restorations in this era of ‘holistic’ and cosmetic dentistry are very similar in material density as actual dental tissues. Take a close look at the pic at the top.

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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