RCR/RCPath statement on standards for medico-legal post-mortem cross-sectional imaging in adults

Reference: 
2012
Date: 
2012
Date of next review: 
2015
Status: 
Current

A joint statement from The Royal College of Radiologists and the Royal College of Pathologists on standards for medico-legal post-mortem cross-sectional imaging in adults.

The document sets out:

  • The scope and limitations of cross-sectional post-mortem imaging as an alternative to an autopsy and as a means of reliably establishing a cause of death in adults
  • Standards that should be in place when such a service is being commissioned or an examination is being authorised by a legal authority
  • Priorities for further work in development of this form of post-mortem examination.