NHS should replace traditional autopsies with non-invasive alternative where appropriate, suggests report

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Published by University of Leicester Press Office for University of Leicester in Health and also in Education

The NHS should implement a non-invasive alternative to autopsies, according to a Department of Health-commissioned report by leading UK experts within the field of post-mortem cross-sectional imaging.The NHS Implementation Sub-Group of the Department of Health’s Post Mortem, Forensic and Disaster Imaging Group (PMFDI) has called on the NHS to adopt post-mortem cross-sectional imaging for as an adjunct to, and under the right circumstances, a replacement for autopsies.The group, chaired by Pr...

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