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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf Identifier:
First received: December 28, 2009
Last updated: February 24, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

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 Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Computertomography-based Autopsy (Virtopsy) Versus Conventional Autopsy in Patients Dying in Intensive Care Units

Further study details as provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:

Enrollment: 284
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All patients who die while receiving treatment in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients dying in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine while receiving treatment during the study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf Identifier: NCT01040520     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UKE KIM 2010.1
Study First Received: December 28, 2009
Last Updated: February 24, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:
Compare clinical diagnoses with findings discovered by VIRTOPSY
and conventional autopsy processed this record on November 20, 2014