The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony next Wednesday, Feb. 5, to celebrate the recent purchase of a Lodox imaging system. The device—of unprecedented quality and at the forefront of imaging technology—can produce high-quality, whole-body X-rays which, in some cases, may avoid the requirement for a traditional, invasive autopsy. This advanced technology allows medical examiners to better meet the needs of faith-based communities who object to conventional autopsies for religious or cultural reasons, including those who are Jewish, Muslim, and Native American.
Lodox helps accommodate these religious communities without compromising the OME’s medical judgment or accreditation standards. “In an effort to be more inclusive and to best serve the diverse and growing Denver community, Denver OME worked diligently to secure funding for the state-of-the-art Lodox full-body imaging system,” said Dr. Jim Caruso, Chief Medical Examiner for Denver. “Not only does the Lodox preserve the sanctity of keeping the body complete, an important concern for certain religions and cultures, but it also is used as a supplemental tool for cases where a traditional autopsy will be performed. In cases where the medical examiner determines that an autopsy can be avoided,
Lodox helps take the guesswork out of the determination of the cause of death.” Media is welcome by RSVP only: space is limited.