Non-surgical autopsy technique developed2nd March 2011
A team from the University of Leicester has developed a non-surgical autopsy technique which could remove the need to open up the body to determine a cause of death.
While a conventional post-mortem examination means the body has to be cut open to inspect the vital organs – a process that can often be distressing to relatives - the new technique involves a scanner and a small incision in the neck. So far it has so far been shown to be 80% accurate in determining the cause of death.
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Title: Non-surgical autopsy technique developed
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 17729
Date Added: 2nd Mar 2011