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NIJ Funded Research Examines Use of CT Scans To Replace Autopsies
National Institute of Justice
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   WASHINGTON – The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice today published an article summarizing an NIJ-funded study that examines the impact of using postmortem computed tomography (CT) scans in lieu of autopsies.

          CT scans can be used in advance of a physical examination to determine whether to perform a full autopsy or other testing. They also can streamline postmortem examinations without compromising accuracy, potentially helping to meet the current demand for testing while reducing costs.

          The work described in this article was supported by NIJ funding awarded to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and is based on the grantee report “Evaluation of the Routine Use of CT Scanning to Supplant or Supplement Autopsy in a High-Volume Medical Examiner’s Office,” by Natalie L. Adolphi, Ph.D.



Postmortem CT Scans: Could They Effectively Replace Full Autopsies?

AUTHOR: National Institute of Justice


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