Virtual Autopsy! Now possible?

Posted: March 24, 2010 in Computing, Medical Informatics, Technology
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“Virtobot … used currently at the University of Bern’s Institute of Forensic Medicine, the creature is capable of performing “virtual autopsies.” In other words, corpses can be slid within the 3D scanner for investigation, all without ever cracking open the skull or slicing the cold, pearly skin. The goal here is to provide investigators with information on deaths even years after they happen, possibly after new evidence is dug up.” – Darren Murph, Engadget

Now you gotta admit how cool this is! I would imagine however that the amount of radiation must be phenomenal! But they’re dead anyways …


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