Definitions

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  • n. A noninvasive autopsy performed through medical imaging technology.

Etymologies

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Blend of virtual and autopsy.

Examples

  • Michael Thali, a professor at the University of Berne, and his colleagues have developed a system called "virtopsy", which since 2006 has been used to examine all sudden deaths or those of unnatural causes in the Swiss capital.

    timesofmalta.com

  • Michael Thali, a professor at the University of Berne, and his colleagues have developed a system called "virtopsy," which since 2006 has been used to examine all sudden deaths or those of unnatural causes in the Swiss capital.

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  • Basically the the virtopsy bot (yes, "Virtibot") manipulates and dots the body with markings in order to measure and take a bunch of stereo images with its array of cameras.

    Gizmodo

  • The current virtopsy procedure begins with a surface scan of the body.

    New Scientist - Online News

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