Three placement options for CT scanners (directly in the morgue, at some distance from it, such as the mobile CT scanner, and using the clinical CT scanners), their advantages and disadvantages and organizing the postmortem cross-sectional imaging (PCSI) are shown in the article. Following each option, the problematic issues of body transportation, PSCI-research financing and medical staff working order are described in detail. Based on the National Health Service (NHS) experience, the necessity of different use of scanning equipment considering the features of every morgue or hospital pathology department is also shown. The preferred working order model for British pathologists and coroners offices, as well as for the relatives of the deceased is the direct morgue placement of the scanner (option 1). Its maximal efficacy and high quality of the research are among the main advantages of this option, just as well as the possibility of wide scope of training for medical staff, such as the doctors and lab technicians; clinical diagnostics and treatment quality control, and development of new scientific technologies. Due to the significant financial input, in the country scope, it is more advisable to use the mobile scanners (option 2), or optimizing the clinical scanners in terms of PCSI research (option 3).
Key words: postmortem cross-sectional imaging, funding for research, scanner situated, autopsy scanning infrastructure.
For citation: Fetisov V.A. Advantages and disadvantages of CT scanners and their placement options for postmortem cross-sectional imaging (UK specialists experience). Consilium Medicum. 2016; 18 (13): 34–37. DOI: 10.26442/2075-1753_2016.13.34-37
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Federal Center of Forensic Medical Expertise of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. 125284, Russian Federation, Moscow, ul. Polikarpova, d. 12/13
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