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Imaging platform in the autopsy room

Grant number: 09/54323-0
Support type:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: October 01, 2010 - December 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Pathological Anatomy and Clinical Pathology
Principal researcher:Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva
Grantee:Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
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The Imaging Platform in the Autopsy Room proposal seeks to implement a structure that links the São Paulo Municipal Death Verification Service to an adjacent imaging equipment park, allowing the development of scientific research activities with anatomical, radiological, and post mortem correlations with their respective clinical counterparts. The project includes lines of research in the area of respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases and aging, as well as providing for the inclusion of animal experimentation protocols. The strategy of linking an imaging equipment park to the largest autopsy service in the world will bring numerous benefits, not only in the understanding of many diseases but also in evaluating the possibility of carrying out advanced research in the areas of pathology and radiology, as well as evaluating the use of virtual autopsy as a real possibility in Brazil. The project includes approximately 80 researchers, from 11 USP School of Medicine departments, as well as from other USP sectors. The institution will also offer a great return, providing various devices, such as CT and Doppler ultrasound, as well as all of the necessary infrastructure for the installation, operation, and maintenance of the imaging equipment park, which, after its establishment, will be integrated into the USP School of Medicine multi-user equipment network. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
Death explains life 
Cuando la muerte explica la vida 
Digital autopsy 
Digital Autopsy  
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