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The Digital Autopsy

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#1    Eldorado

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:38 AM

"Malaysian entrepreneur Matt Chandran wants to revive the moribund post-mortem by replacing the scalpel with a scanner and the autopsy slab with a touchscreen computer.

He believes his so-called digital autopsy could largely displace the centuries-old traditional knife-bound one, speeding up investigations, reducing the stress on grieving families and placating religious sensibilities.

He is confident there's money in what he calls his Autopsy as a Service, and hopes to launch the first of at least 18 digital autopsy facilities in Britain in October, working closely with local authorities."

Full article: http://www.reuters.c...E97J0XB20130820


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:40 AM

I'm not sure the technology to fully replace a "hands on" autopsy is quite there yet... We are getting close... But perhaps in another 10 years or so we will be there...






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