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CT Scanners Aren’t Just for Hospital Docs Anymore: Orange County Medical Examiner Gets the Technology


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The District 9 Medical Examiner will use new CT scanning technology to view injuries especially when dealing with mass casualties or families who won't autopsy their loved ones for religious reasons. Photo: Danielle Prieur

The District 9 Medical Examiner will use new CT scanning technology to view injuries especially when dealing with mass casualties or families who won't autopsy their loved ones for religious reasons. Photo: Danielle Prieur

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The Orange County medical examiner wants to be the first in Florida to use CT scanning technology for autopsies.

County commissioners approved more than $530,000 to buy a CT machine.

Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Stephany says the new technology would allow his staff to complete autopsies quicker and more accurately.

It would help with the response to mass casualities like the Pulse shooting or work with families whose religious or cultural beliefs are opposed to traditional autopsies.

To listen to the full conversation between Dr. Stephany and health reporter Danielle Prieur, please click on the clip above.


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Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

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Danielle Prieur grew up listening to her grandfather’s stories of swimming across the Detroit River from Canada and many other adventures. She’s been into storytelling ever since. She studied journalism at Northwestern University. She covers local and breaking news and is a backup host for "All Things ... Read Full Bio »

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