The Virtual Autopsy Combines CSI and Tron

The Virtual Autopsy Table from NorrköpingsVisualiseringscenter on Vimeo.

A consortium of Swedish tech and medical interests have banded together to develop a Virtual Autopsy Table. It’s a large touch-screen table that can utilize data from CT and MRI scans to allow doctors investigate all your hidden inside nook and crannies, scalpel-free.

The multi-touch interface allows doctors or researchers to virtually peel away various layers of body tissue as they digitally spelunk into the patient’s body. Of course, “Autopsy” is just one of the potential uses of the technology which will also aid in pre-surgical planning, examination, and educational uses.

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