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What is Virtual autopsy

Virtual autopsy represents an innovative approach to forensic investigations, utilizing advanced imaging technologies like computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and 3D surface scanning. This method serves as either an alternative or complement to conventional autopsy procedures.

PMCT Visualisation

Operating Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 2 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

The Centre of Advanced Research & Excellence in Virtual autopsy

It has been established by the collaboration of two premiere institutes AIIMS & ICMR headquarters. An area of 2400 square feet is dedicated to a research facility. The centre and its PMCT set-up both are interconnected with the Odourless Modular Autopsy suite and post-mortem embalming wing

Our Principal Investigator

Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir K Gupta

MBBS (Gold Medal), MD (BHU), DNB, MNAMS, FICS (Chicago)

Principal Investigator
Centre for Advanced Research and Excellence in Virtual Autopsy
Department of Forensic Medicine
All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi


Dr Sudhir Kumar Gupta excelled as medical student securing a Gold Medal for standing first in the MBBS examination. He completed his Post-Graduation, MD Forensic Medicine from the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and was awarded Diplomate of National Board in 1997. He has more than 26 years of medical teaching experience and standing in Medical Profession as a distinguished teacher and researcher recognized by Indian Association of Medicolegal Experts along with Windsor University, Canada and rewarded fellowship.

Dr Sudhir Kumar Gupta’s life mission is Humanitarian Forensics & Dignified Management of Dead. In the past 27 years as practicing forensic surgeon, Dr Gupta has worked towards sensitization of the doctors working in the mortuaries to handle the deceased with utmost dignity. He is working towards the concept of Digital Autopsy to prevent unnecessary or no dissection of dead bodies during postmortem examination and reconstructive surgery in disfigured and mutilated body. He had established the Centre for Advanced Research and Excellence in Virtual Autopsy in collaboration with ICMR for the execution of the same concept. He is the first autopsy professor of world who has been awarded Fellowship by the International College of Surgeons, Chicago for his contribution in the field of Autopsy surgery.


“To be a global centre of excellence for legal medicine and provide highest standard of Medicolegal services in interest of criminal justice system with managing dead in a dignified manner in order to facilitate cadaveric organ -tissue retrieval for therapeutic transplantation and research for the service of humanity.”


Our TEam

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Sudhir K. Gupta

Prof. & Head, Principal Investigator,

Dr. Abhishek Yadav

Additional Professor

Dr. Kulbhushan Prasad

Additional Professor Department

Dr. Swati Tyagi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Abilash S

Assistant Professor

Resident Team 2023 - 24

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