The Virtopsy Approach: 3D Optical and Radiological Scanning and Reconstruction in Forensic Medicine By Michael J. Thali, Richard Dirnhofer, Peter Vock
* Number Of Pages: 536 * Publication Date: 2009-05-14
Product Description: Charred, badly decomposed, or mummified corpses, and restrictions found in conservative branches of some religions often make autopsies impossible to perform. In addition, backlogs at the coroner’s office can create situations where the personnel required to do the autopsies cannot keep up with the cases. The techniques shown in this color atlas provide methods for performing autopsies that are more efficient and minimally invasive. These procedures utilize state-of-the-art imaging technologies which uncover information that would be otherwise unattainable. Approximately 600 photographs provide visual instruction that takes the reader from external body documentation to internal investigation.