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Value of Computertomography-based Autopsy (Virtopsy) Compared With Conventional Autopsy in Patients Dying in Intensive Care Units

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The aim of the study is to compare findings generated by computertomography-based autopsy (Virtopsy) with conventional autopsy and clinical diagnoses. Therefore all patients dying while receiving treatment in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine will be undergo virtopsy and, if relatives give informed consent conventional autopsy.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Autopsy

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Universit├Ątsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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