A Post mortem is an open inquiry held in
public to try and establish the likely causes of death. An autopsy is often
ordered if the cause of death is suspicious or if the Coroner reaches an open
verdict. The autopsy involves dissecting the body and its vital organs to try
to discover why the person died.
This Latin phrase literally means ‘after death’.
Post-mortem CT more efficiently detects bone fractures than an
A post mortem examination is a medical examination carried out on the body
after death. Post-mortem examinations are carried out by doctors specialized
and trained in the field of forensic medicine. The doctor may be assisted by a
technician who is specially trained for this purpose. A post mortem
examination is performed right after death similar to Dr. McCoy's call "He's
Dead Jim." or on a crime show where the investigator gets general information
like Male, Approx Age approximate time of death, and general condition of the
The autopsy (which means ‘to see for oneself’) is conducted on the request
of investigating officers in cases of sudden, suspicious un-natural deaths and
which are labeled as MLC cases. The circumstances require almost always an
An Autopsy is the detailed examination of the body in which the body is
dissected and the detailed scientific measurements are taken to determine a
cause of death.
Autopsy more efficiently detects intervertebral injuries than post-mortem CT.