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Conventional autopsy or Virtopsy

In today’s television series and dramas you would come across scenes in which you can view video images and detailed scans of the victim’s body involved in a crime scene. These TV dramas basically promote virtopsy which as per autopsy and body imaging experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital cannot replace the popular traditional autopsy. No doubt, full-body computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, X-ray and angiography are some of the great virtual imaging technologies however these are no match for the direct physical inspection of the body’s main organs.

Conventional autopsy or Virtopsy
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PET/CT Scans Valuable for Follow-ups in Cancer patients

A study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head, Neck Cancer Symposium, sponsored by AHNS, ASCO, ASTRO and SNM says that the use of positron emission (PET/CT) tomography /computed tomography scans in head and neck in cancer patient’s follow-up can detect local recurrences before they become clinically apparent. These PET/CT scans might also improve the outcome of the subsequent salvage therapy. Whenever recurrence is suspected in a patient, most head and neck cancer follow-up studies use (FDG-PET) Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET scans and PET scan is a relatively new test. The use of this as a routine follow up for head and neck cancer patients is highly controversial.

PET/CT Scans Valuable for Follow-ups in Cancer patients
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