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Gouty arthritis: the diagnostic and therapeutic impact of dual-energy CT

posted by Hatem Alkadhi, M.D., M.P.H., E.B.C.R. | Apr 25, 2017
Hatem Alkadhi, M.D., M.P.H., E.B.C.R.

Objectives: To determine the diagnostic and therapeutic impact of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) in gout. Read more

Artifacts in dual-energy CT gout protocol: a review of 50 suspected cases with an artifact identification guide

posted by Savvas Nicolaou, M.D. | Mar 10, 2015
Savvas Nicolaou, M.D.

The objective of our study was to discover the types and incidence of artifacts in dual-energy CT (DECT) using datasets of 50 consecutive patients who underwent a four-limb DECT protocol for the evaluation of suspected gout. Read more

A pilot study on dual-energy CT for detection of urate deposits in renal transplant patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia

posted by Savvas Nicolaou, M.D. | Jan 5, 2015
Savvas Nicolaou, M.D.

The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of joint and renal monosodium urate deposits by DECT in asymptomatic hyperuricemia. Read more

The distribution of urate deposition within the extremities in gout: a review of 148 dual-energy CT cases

posted by Savvas Nicolaou, M.D. | Aug 18, 2014
Savvas Nicolaou, M.D.

In this observational study, we provide for the first time a detailed analysis of extremity urate distribution in gout, which both supports and augments to the current understanding based on clinical and microscopic findings. Read more

Dual-Energy CT: A Promising New Technique for Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System

posted by Savvas Nicolaou, M.D. | Jan 30, 2013
Savvas Nicolaou, M.D.

The most validated application of DECT is undoubtedly its noninvasive and highly specific ability for confirming the presence of monosodium urate deposits in the assessment of gout. Read more

Dual energy CT in gout: a prospective validation study

posted by Savvas Nicolaou, M.D. | Nov 8, 2012
Savvas Nicolaou, M.D.

The authors prospectively determined: (1) the specificity and sensitivity of dual energy CT for gout; and (2) the interobserver and intraobserver reproducibility for DECT urate volume measurements. Read more

Article Series: Dual Energy CT – Scientific Evidence and Clinical Application (5/7) – Extremities

posted by Thorsten R. C. Johnson, M.D. | Dec 20, 2010
Article Series: Dual Energy CT – Scientific Evidence and Clinical Application (5/7) – Extremities

This article is part of the seven-article series on “Dual Energy CT – Scientific Evidence and Clinical Application”. It covers Dual Energy applications of the extremities including gout and metal artifact reduction. Read more



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