What is Digital Autopsy?
A Digital Autopsy is a non-invasive post-mortem in which digital imaging technology, with Computerised Tomography (CT) images, are used to develop cross-sectional images for a virtual exploration of a human body.
Digital Autopsy, simply, means conducting a post-mortem in a computerised environment by digital tools.
iGene Digital Autopsy uses proprietary software, not a scalpel, to establish cause of death. Through Digital Autopsy we can reduce the need for invasive procedures and help to minimise the pain for bereaved families. By using Digital Autopsy, statistically, cause of death can be established in over 75% of all post-mortems ordered by the Coroner.
Digital Autopsy (DA) is a procedure conducted by an iGene radiographer and reported by a UK based GMC registered radiologist on the post-processed CT images of the deceased to produce a radiological interpretation in the form of a Digital Autopsy report that will then be then sent to the Coroner and their pathologists. iGene provides a frontline service across a broad cross-section of the UK.
Who are iGene?
iGene is the only dedicated company in the UK providing an effective, efficient, respectful, appropriate, timely and professional Digital Autopsy service to the Office of Her Majesty’s Coroner and bereaved families. iGene continue to expand the service into new areas of the UK using the proven method of service provision of advanced, ground-breaking medical imaging technology utilising iGene’s proprietary visualisation software.
Pioneered by iGene
For over 10 years, iGene has worked to develop its Digital Autopsy software. This development represents a compassionate step forward in establishing a cause of death.
During its journey, iGene has won numerous awards and been cited by international journals for its pioneering work. iGene’s UK investment has even received praise from HRH Duke of Edinburgh & former Prime Minister David Cameron.
Funded entirely by iGene, each Digital Autopsy Facility is staffed by a team of highly skilled radiologists. iGene remains committed to opening further centres, its ambition being to ensure that Digital Autopsy is available to residents throughout England & Wales.