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Research aims to improve imaging in autopsies

Credit: John Arnold

The same MRI methods that allow doctors to get detailed images of soft tissue in living patients don’t work as well once tissue cools and decomposition sets in, explains Natalie Adolphi, PhD, a researcher at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine who is exploring ways to enhance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of human corpses. Her work could change the way pathologists using imaging when investigating death

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