Post-mortem imaging as an alternative to autopsy in the diagnosis of adult deaths: a validation study

  title={Post-mortem imaging as an alternative to autopsy in the diagnosis of adult deaths: a validation study},
  author={Ian S Roberts and Rachel E Benamore and Emyr W. Benbow and Stephen H Lee and J. N. Harris and Alan Jackson and Susan V Mallett and T Patankar and Charles R Peebles and Carl Roobottom and Zoe C Traill},
  booktitle={The Lancet},
BACKGROUND Public objection to autopsy has led to a search for minimally invasive alternatives. Imaging has potential, but its accuracy is unknown. We aimed to identify the accuracy of post-mortem CT and MRI compared with full autopsy in a large series of adult deaths. METHODS This study was undertaken at two UK centres in Manchester and Oxford between April, 2006, and November, 2008. We used whole-body CT and MRI followed by full autopsy to investigate a series of adult deaths that were… CONTINUE READING
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