Application of procedures such as angioscopy, bronchoscopy and ultrasonography in looking for damages and pathological changes in autopsies
In some autopsy cases, it may be difficult to examine damaged vessels because they are covered with coagulated blood or pass through bone like a vertebral artery. We therefore investigate a method of studying the interior of a blood vessel using angioscopy. An angioscope is a very thin endoscope with a diameter of <1 mm, which is used to study blood vessels, such as to evaluate arteriosclerosis of the coronary arteries in the clinical setting. We also examine the bronchus and esophagus using a bronchoscope. Additionally, we are considering the possibility of using portable ultrasonography as an imaging tool to detect the accumulation of fluid, an alternative to puncturing pleural or peritoneal cavities, which is commonly performed by police doctors in Chiba Prefecture.