In the field of forensic science, an autopsy,
usually referred to as a postmortem examination, is an
invasive technique performed to determine the cause and
manner of death after a death has happened. Technology
improvements have given rise to a new term, "virtopsy,"
which describes a virtual autopsy that makes use of
imaging methods like computed tomography and magnetic
resonance imaging. It entails scans of dead bodies that are
hardly obtrusive. It is a great substitute for a traditional
autopsy since it provides a complete examination of the
entire body in less time, helps with diagnosis, and takes
religious considerations into account. The approach
provides more precise, sensitive, and instinctive court
evidence for fractures, soft tissue injuries, organ damage,
and wound extent. This review article will address the
usefulness of "Virtopsy" in the field of forensic science and
its possible use in forensic crime investigations.
Keywords : Autopsy, Virtopsy, Radiology, Forensic, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.