Photo Gallery: A Virtual Look at the Cause of Death
01/04/2013
Autopsies can be a messy business, and are not always helpful in finding the...
Universität Zürich Institut für Rechtsmedizin

Autopsies can be a messy business, and are not always helpful in finding the cause of death. A new procedure developed in Switzerland could help. Referred to as virtual autopsy, it uses computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create a 3-D image of the corpse. Here, a CT image of a murder victim's skull.