A hydraulic autopsy table is a specialized piece of equipment used in forensic pathology for post-mortem examinations. It is designed to provide a stable and adjustable platform on which a cadaver can be placed for thorough examination by forensic professionals, including pathologists and technicians. The term “hydraulic” refers to the use of hydraulic mechanisms, typically powered by fluid pressure, to adjust the height and position of the table.

Key features of a hydraulic autopsy table often include:

  1. Hydraulic Adjustment: The table can be raised or lowered using a hydraulic system, allowing forensic professionals to adjust the height to their preferred working level. This feature is crucial for ergonomics and precision during examinations.
  2. Durable Construction: Hydraulic autopsy tables are usually constructed from durable materials such as stainless steel. This ensures resistance to corrosion and the ability to withstand the harsh conditions of autopsy rooms, where sanitation and hygiene are of utmost importance.
  3. Versatility: These tables are designed to be versatile and accommodate various autopsy requirements. They may include features like integrated sinks, drainage systems, and attachment points for accessories such as headrests and restraint systems.
  4. Easy Cleaning: The design often incorporates smooth surfaces and minimal seams to facilitate easy cleaning and prevent the accumulation of contaminants. Some models may include automatic washdown systems to streamline the decontamination process.
  5. Enhanced Workflow: The ergonomic design of hydraulic autopsy tables contributes to an optimized workflow in the autopsy room. Forensic professionals can make height adjustments as needed, ensuring a comfortable and efficient examination process.
  6. Safety Features: Many hydraulic autopsy tables come with safety features such as locking mechanisms to secure the table in place during examinations. This enhances the safety of both the professionals performing the autopsy and the cadaver being examined.

Key Specifications

  • Overall Dimensions:
    Standard Model: 100″ L x 30″ W
    Bariatric Model: 100″ L x 40″ W
  • Elevating Option: Electro-mechanical actuator that controls a heavy-duty scissor lift mechanism allowing work surface adjustability from 32″ to 44″ (total unit maximum height of 44″)
  • Sink Dimension: 12″ D x 25″ L x 12″ W
  • Material: Tabletop is 14 gauge stainless steel with #4 satin finish, a built-in large Integral sink
  • Electricals:(2) GFCI Receptacles positioned on each side of the table
  • Hydro aspirator: Designed to drain into the sink, plumbed with water control valve, vacuum breaker and clear tubing
  • Faucet: Hot & cold single lever mixing valve with swing spout faucet complete with vacuum breaker
  • Sink Spray: Deck-mounted chrome plated brass sink spray with high-pressure hose
  • Grid plates: Four removable perforated grid plates, grid pattern is perforated with 3/8″ (9.5mm) diameter holes on 2″ (50.8mm) staggered centers
  • Capacity:
    Standard Model: 750 pounds
    Bariatric Model: 1000 pounds
  • All plumbing and electrical work accomplished at the factory.
Size OptionStandard, Bariatric
Elevation OptionNon-elevating, Elevating