Case: Dual energy Gout – Foot

posted by Savvas Nicolaou, M.D. | Mar 22, 2010

Case history

60 year old male with a history of gout . However patient was not tolerating uric acid lowering medication and thus DECT scan was performed to identify whether the patient was compliant with medications and for the presence of tophi (i.e. disease burden and associated joint destruction).


DECT scan confirmed extensive disease burden with large tophi and associated joint destruction.

Case: Dual energy Gout – Foot Case: Dual energy Gout – Foot


Tube voltage 1 (kV) 80
Tube voltage 2 (kV) 140
Tube current 1 (mAs) 180
Tube current 2 (mAs) 38
DLP 375
CTDI 14,29
mSv 0,3
Siemens Scanner SOMATOM Definition

This case has been submitted to the Siemens Image Quality Contest 2010.

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