Pulmonary thromboembolism on unenhanced postmortem computed tomography: Feasibility and findings.

@article{Ampanozi2016PulmonaryTO,
  title={Pulmonary thromboembolism on unenhanced postmortem computed tomography: Feasibility and findings.},
  author={Garyfalia Ampanozi and Ulrike Held and Thomas Daniel Ruder and Steffen Ross and Wolf Schweitzer and J{\"u}rgen Fornaro and Sabine Franckenberg and Michael Josef Thali and Patricia Mildred Flach},
  journal={Legal medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={
          68-74
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of diagnosing fatal pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) with unenhanced postmortem computed tomography (PMCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve cases with autopsy confirmed PTE and matched controls (n=19) were retrospectively examined for PTE signs on PMCT. The following variables were evaluated: edema of the lower extremities (areal and Hounsfield Unit measurements) and observer dependent patterns of the morphology of the… CONTINUE READING

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