Post mortem examinations are widely used to determine the cause of death, yet traditional autopsy has changed little in the past century, consisting of external examination and evisceration, dissection of the major organs with identification of macroscopic pathologies and injuries.
A few years ago, and in a quest to advance the field of forensic medicine, a team of scientists at the University of Zurich , Switzerland, has been serially developing automated tools and technologies to improve results, reduce costs, and time during autopsies. By combining new technologies, like 3D imaging, scanning, and printing to generate virtual autopsy tools, into what has eventually become a household name in forensics a venture known as the Virtopsy project , or just virtopsy, they are changing the paradigm of forensics.
As part of the Virtopsy project, scientists have come up with creative ways to help the field of forensics, with ideas ranging from […]
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