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Cambridgeshire to open its first digital autopsy facility

Cambridgeshire will soon welcome a Digital Autopsy Facility (DAF). It will offer non-invasive post mortems to bereaved families across Cambridgeshire and the East Of England.

Advanced forensic medical software company iGene, operator of the World’s first Digital Autopsy Facility Network, will provide the service as part of its ever growing DAF Network in England.

Appropriate in more than 70 percent of cases, when the Coroner requires a post mortem to be undertaken, the centre will enable families to request for a Digital Autopsy as a first line intervention to establish the cause of death as it presents a non-invasive option.

The building, which will be adjacent to Hinchingbrooke Hospital will accommodate, the new Cambridgeshire Digital Autopsy Facility that will also train and support pathologists and radiologists across the region in the benefits of this new technology.

Darren Brown, Head Of Business Development, for iGene, said today: “Digital Autopsy offers a significant humanitarian step forward in establishing the cause of death using software technology rather than a scalpel. We are delighted to have signed the agreement for our fourth facility in the ever expanding UK Network which will bring digital autopsies to the East Of England.”

The facility is expected to open in August 2016.

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