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Medical Examiner May Be First To Use CT Scanner

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
The Florida Channel
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.

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.