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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-77

Risk identification and protection during high-risk forensic autopsy

1 Criminal investigation Detachment of Qingpu Branch, Shanghai Public Security Bureau, Shanghai, China
2 Department of Forensic Pathology, Criminal Investigation Police University of China, Shenyang, China

Correspondence Address:
Jilong Zheng
Department of Forensic Pathology, Criminal Investigation Police University of China, Shenyang 110035
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfsm.jfsm_25_20

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“High-risk” autopsies are those in which the anatomical examination of a corpse entails a substantial risk of contracting a serious infectious disease. Herein, we discuss the risks of infection associated with high-risk autopsies and factors pertaining to risk identification in high-risk autopsies, and we suggest potentially preventative measures focused on anatomy room protection and virtual imaging.

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