Cutting Edge Forensic Science- Virtual Autopsies

The Virtual Autopsy

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The Virtual Autopsy
The virtual autopsy is one of the greatest advances in forensic medicine in the past hundred years. With the aid of three-dimensional X-ray techniques, virtual and bloodless autopsies are now being performed on suspected victims of crime. CMIV (the Centre for Medical Image Science and Visualisation) at Linköping University Hospital, NVIS (Norrköpings Visualisation and Interaction Studio) and the National Board of Forensic Medicine in Linköping are world leaders in the field of virtual autopsies. This project is part of the Swedish Visualisation research programme. Behind the programme are the Knowledge Foundation, the Foundation for Strategic Research, Vinnova, Vårdalstiftelsen (the Foundation for Health Care Sciences and Allergy Research) and the Invest in Sweden Agency. A total of SEK 85 million is being invested over five years.

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The Virtual Autopsy Table

Have a look at the inside of a human being. In this installation, with the help of an easy to use multi touch interface, the user can freely interact with stunning volumetric 3D datasets of real scanned human bodies.

The datasets in this demo have been created with state of the art techniques within medical imaging; Dual Energy Computed Tomography. The data has been imported straight from the scanners and has not been edited or modified before rendering, what you see is not a 3D model, it’s a full volumetric description of a human body.

The visualization techniques used in this table is already utilized successfully as a compliment to the conventional autopsy. Apart from avoiding cutting in the body the medical experts, such as coroners, can see things that are difficult to discover in a conventional autopsy. Furthermore, the technique opens up for new opportunities in countries where autopsies are not accepted due to cultural reasons. The technique will revolutionize the traditional health care in many areas.

The technique can also, for educational purposes, be used in education environments and in public institutions such as museums, Science and Technology centers.

The Virtual Autopsy Table is developed by Norrköping Visualization Centre in collaboration with CMIV (

The installation is based on research results from CMIV, VITA at Linköping University, Sweden and Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine.

For more information please visit:​autopsy

Technical details:
Volume data resolution: 512x512x3397x2 (1.7 GB)
Frame rate: 30 Hz
Display resolution: 1980×1080

Installation concept: Interactive Institute
Project management: Thomas Rydell – Interactive Institute
Volume rendering: Dr. Patric Ljung, Prof. Anders Ynnerman, Prof. Anders Persson and Willem Frishert – CMIV/VITA
Scanning, data and medical expertise: Prof. Anders Persson – CMIV
User interface: David Karlsson – Interactive Institute and Willem Frishert – VITA
Video production: Claes Ericson – Interactive Institute

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