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Sharing medical information

As forensic scientists, our mission is to investigate the cause of death through autopsy. We examine the entire body to detect diseases and/or damages. We conduct biochemical and toxicological examination of body fluids such as urine, blood, and gastric contents, along with pathological examination, which enables us to determine the cause of death. In some cases, we may find damage or illness that was unnoticed by the clinician in the antemortem period. Nevertheless, medical information such as symptoms, vital signs, laboratory results, radiological images, and therapeutic interventions can be important while investigating cause of death through autopsy. For this reason, we forensic scientists and clinicians provide a forum to exchange information to enable each other to improve accuracy of diagnosis.

Ayumi Motomura