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Digital Autopsies with 3D Visualisation Technology

Lonni Besançon, assistant professor in the Division of Media and Information Technology at Linköping University. Photo: Thor Balkhed

Researchers at Linköping University, along with collaborators from Monash University and the University of Queensland in Australia, are exploring the use of immersive visualisation technology to enhance the process of performing autopsies. This technology aims to create a mixed reality environment in the autopsy room, where pathologists can use digital overlays, virtual models of the body, and menus controlled by hand movements to enhance their work. The technology has the potential to improve efficiency, aid in forensic investigations, and provide valuable training tools for medical students. While the technology is still in development, the researchers believe that it could become widely available within three to five years, revolutionizing the field of autopsy procedures.