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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
ClinicalTrials.gov 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.

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
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01541995

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01541995     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VA-3 Contrast Medium
Study First Received: February 24, 2012
Last Updated: September 27, 2013
Health Authority: Ethics Commission Chamber of Physicians Hamburg: Germany

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:
Contrast Media
Diagnostic Uses of Chemicals
Pharmacologic Actions

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