Dual-Energy CT as a Potential New Diagnostic Tool in the Management of Gout in the Acute Setting

posted by Savvas Nicolaou, M.D. | Aug 31, 2010

Objective: Gout is the most common crystal deposition arthropathy currently diagnosed clinically and with arthrocentesis. Dual-energy CT is a promising new imaging technique offering potential new applications in a number of clinical areas.

Conclusion: The ability of dual-energy CT to diagnose early gout and its use as a problem-solving tool is shown here. Diagnosis of subclinical gout could avert associated long-term complications, thereby reducing disease burden and improving overall quality of life.

Full text: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Apr;194(4):1072-8.

Authors: Savvakis Nicolaou, Charlotte Jane Yong-Hing, Sandro Galea-Soler, Daniel J. Hou, Luck Louis, Peter Munk

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