Medical Professionals’ Perspective on Virtual Autopsy: Comprehensive Analysis and Validation Study with Respect to Traditional Autopsy

Authors

  • Mohd Asrarul Haque

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i4.3142

Keywords:

Autopsy, Virtual Autopsy, Traditional Autopsy, Postmortem examination, COVID 19 pandemic, ICMR, Non invasive autopsy, minimally invasive autopsy, Forensic Radiology

Abstract

Virtual autopsy is a specialized technique of postmortem examination where in radiological imaging
techniques are used to scan body of dead to make opinion regarding cause of death and other valuables. It is
performed independently or with traditional autopsy. There are numerous advantages of this technique over
traditional autopsy. Due to technical and organizational problem, virtual autopsy service is not commonly
in use in developing countries. In our study we have collected responses of medical professionals through
questionnaires based on virtual autopsy facts, techniques, advantage, and disadvantage in comparison to
traditional autopsy (TA). Results are heartening to know that most of the participants are well aware of the
fact of our study objectives but more awareness is needed to promote this important aspect of medicolegal
and forensic medicine practice to minimize time, energy and risk due to COVID 19 pandemic and other
factors.

Author Biography

Mohd Asrarul Haque

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh (UP),
India

Published

2021-08-27

How to Cite

Mohd Asrarul Haque. (2021). Medical Professionals’ Perspective on Virtual Autopsy: Comprehensive Analysis and Validation Study with Respect to Traditional Autopsy. Medico Legal Update, 21(4), 278-287. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i4.3142