IMA for virtual autopsy to find cause in unexplained deaths
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) today batted for conducting virtopsy (virtual autopsy) at the clinical level in cases of unexplained deaths, noting a rise in number of such casualties.
Virtual autopsies can be facilitated by currently available techniques like whole body CT, whole body MRI, post mortem angiography and molecular autopsy, the association said.
"Virtual autopsy can be the answer in finding the cause of death and also evaluate the cause in unexplained deaths. Finding the cause and keeping a record of it is necessary to prevent similar deaths. It (virtopsy) is also the answer for most medicolegal (medical and legal) disputes.....