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Magnetic resonance imaging may be alternative to necropsy

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 21 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1450
  1. Rob Bisset, Consultant radiologist.
  1. X Ray Department, North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester M8 6RB

    EDITOR—Certification of the cause of death is a valuable source ofinformation about illness in the community. When a death is unexplained thecase is referred to the coroner in England and Wales and the procurator fiscal in Scotland. Although Scottish law does not demand explanation of a non-suspicious death, in England a cause of death (or mode of death under certain circumstances) must …

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