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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Virtopsy: Emerging frontier in forensics


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Author Details: Mamta Malik, Rakesh K. Mishra, Kanwalpreet Kaur, Sanjeev Laller, Vijay Kumar

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

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Article First Page : 54

Article End Page : 56


Abstract

It is long back that the autopsy procedures were invented and till now the same age old technique for autopsy are being used, though in the other fields of Forensic Medicine, there is rapid growth and advancement in the procedures performed and technology employed. Virtopsy is one step towards this end. Virtopsy came from virtual autopsy, which is a scalpel free procedure of autopsy carried out using modern medical, imaging and measuring technology. The technique could offer an alternative to the standard invasive procedure that upsets many families and is prohibited by some religion. With the help of this paper an effort is made to discuss a few points in the field of Forensics.

Keywords: Virtopsy, Virtual autopsy, Forensics, Autopsy.