Ultrasound and dual-energy computed tomography (DECT): impact for the detection of gouty deposits
Christoph Schwabl1, Andrea Sabine Klauser1 , Gerlig Widmann1, Mihra Taljanovic2, James Teh3
1Radiology Department, Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria., Innsbruck, Austria
2Department of Medical Imaging, Banner University Medical Center, The University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, Tucson, United States
3Department of Radiology, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford, United Kingdom
Corresponding Author: Andrea Sabine Klauser ,Tel: 0043-512-504-81923 , Fax: 0043-512-504-27006 , Email: andrea.klauser@i-med.ac.at
Received: May 8, 2020;  Accepted: October 2, 2020.  Published online: October 2, 2020.
ABSTRACT
Ultrasound (US) and Dual-Energy Computed Tomography (DECT) are useful and sensitive diagnostic tools to identify monosodium urate (MSU) deposits in joints and soft tissues. The purpose of this review is to overview imaging findings obtained by US and DECT in patients with gout, to understand strengths and weaknesses of each imaging modality and to evaluate the added value when using both modalities in combination.
Keywords: Gout; Gouty artritis; Dual energy CT; MSU deposits; CDDP; Ultrasonography
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