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Critical Evaluation and Contribution of Virtopsy to Solved Crime

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT, ENGLAND
  • 2 Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India, Hudson Line, Delhi 110009, INDIA

Res. J. Forensic Sci., Volume 3, Issue (1), Pages 1-9, January,29 (2015)


Radiology in autopsy and forensic investigations became well-known and regularly useful for documentation of factures, injury patterns, foreign body and metallic remains localization if finger prints and DNA are not available, or if we are can`t use other technique. Radiography is an addition of CT and MR. Because of this in forensic pathology, CT became suitable diagnostic tool because it’s a very quick procedure and with less blood or without. Virtopsy is independent of investigator and because of quick results it is available at the time of autopsy to predict valuable information for investigator. Virtopsy generated records are two or three dimension, which can be renovated as long as after autopsy. Firstly, background of autopsy and virtopsy. It, will help how virtopsy continues developing & supports traditional autopsy. Secondly, different technique involved in virtopsy like, CT MRI, GOM – high-resolution surface scanner, Angiography – post-mortem heart-lung machine, Programmable biopsy –contamination-free sampling, ultrasound technology, Animations in Forensic Pathology. Thirdly, both technologies have their negative effect but beneficial aspects are many. That`s why both techniques are very common in use of forensic purpose to support crime evidence. Then case study to make clear deference between both with suitable picture example. Then discussion will gives valuable information to investigator to make more evidences for court. Finally, conclusion and reference will give value of this writing.


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