The concept of the digital morgue as a 3D database

Akihiro Takatsu, Naoki Suzuki, Asaki Hattori, Akio Shigeta

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Abstract

The concept of the construction of a 3-dimensional database of a body structure, or a digital morgue, and its advantages to the field of forensic medicine was proposed. The digital morgue stores the body structure of each case as a 3D data set of sectioning planes of the whole body obtained from computer tomograms or magnetic resonance imaging figures. Furthermore, the medical virtual reality technique makes it possible to perform a simulated autopsy of the body in the digital morgue (virtual autopsy). Therefore, in the digital morgue, retrospective observation and quantitative analysis of the structural damage of the body are possible using high-dimensional medical imaging and medical virtual reality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalLegal Medicine
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3D imaging
  • Autopsy
  • Database
  • Image analysis
  • Morgue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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