Pediatric Post mortal Body Imaging at Safra Children`s Hospital – our 5 Year Experience
Diagnostic Imaging, Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
BACKGROUND: Virtual autopsy is an increasingly used noninvasive method to investigate undetermined cause of death in children. Whole body computerized tomography (CT) is used primarily and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is gaining recognition in this field.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this presentation is to present the post-mortal imaging workflow at the Safra Children's Hospital, and to share the findings and conclusions from our experience.
MATERIAL AND METHODS : From February 2013 to May 2018, 21 children underwent whole body post mortem CT. One child also had a whole body MRI. Exclusion criteria included patients with congenital cardiovascular anomalies.
RESULTS: The study group included 20 patients ages 1day to 3years and 9 months.