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Evaluation of Contrast Medium Enhanced Post-mortem CT in Virtual Autopsy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf Identifier:
First received: February 24, 2012
Last updated: September 27, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
The study aims to compare the value of contrast medium enhanced post mortem CT to classic autopsy.

Thromboembolism Vascular Conditions

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
virtual and classic autopsy
Patients where contrast medium enhanced post mortem CT and classic autopsy will be performed.
virtual autopsy only
Patients where only contrast medium enhanced post mortem CT will be performed.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients dying in the ICU during the study period

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients dying in the ICU
  • age >18y

Exclusion Criteria:

  • relatives refusing to participation in the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01541995

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf Identifier: NCT01541995     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VA-3 Contrast Medium
Study First Received: February 24, 2012
Last Updated: September 27, 2013

Keywords provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:
contrast medium enhanced post mortem CT
virtual autopsy
To evaluate the value of contrast medium enhanced post-mortem CT in virtual autopsy focussing on thromboembolic and vascular conditions

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017