Magnetic resonance imaging may be alternative to necropsyBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7170.1450 (Published 21 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1450
- Rob Bisset, Consultant radiologist.
- 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 …