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The virtual autopsy

1 July 2013 Last updated at 08:54 BST

Autopsies have traditionally been a messy affair. From weighing the organs to opening up bodies, seeing how a person died can take a lot of time, precision and surgical procedures.

David Reid explains how certain parts of an autopsy can now be carried out without cutting into the body.

Watch more clips on the Click homepage. If you are in the UK you can watch the whole programme on BBC iPlayer.

The programme was first broadcast on Saturday 29 June 2013.

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