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To Image or to Autopsy?

Elizabeth C. Burton, MD; and Mahmud Mossa-Basha, MD
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From Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Katie Flickinger, MS, for providing insightful comments and helpful feedback on the draft of this article.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M11-2725.

Requests for Single Reprints: Elizabeth C. Burton, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Pathology Building, Room B106, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287; e-mail, eburton3@jhmi.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Burton: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Pathology Building, Room B106, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Dr. Mossa-Basha: Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287.

Ann Intern Med. 2012;156(2):158-159. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-156-2-201201170-00014
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In this issue, Wichmann and coworkers compared findings of virtual and traditional autopsies in patients who died in an intensive care unit. The editorialists believe that further study is warranted before widespread use of virtual autopsy can be adopted as an alternative to conventional autopsy.



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