How scalpel-free scanners are revolutionising post-mortems
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How scalpel-free scanners are revolutionising post-mortems

Following a BMJ report published earlier this year which found hospital autopsies are in decline, BBC Radio 5 live has been finding out more about the changing world of post-mortems.

One change to the practice is the development of autopsy scanners, which allow pathologists to look inside bodies without cutting them open.

Claire Walker, who operates one such scanner by private company iGene in Sheffield, said it helped families "avoid an invasive post-mortem" and allowed her to scan a body in "under three minutes".

Warning: This clip contains medical scenes that some may find upsetting.

  • 14 Jun 2016