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