Dual-energy computed tomography has limited sensitivity for non-tophaceous gout: A comparison study with tophaceous gout Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Absorptiometry, Photon
  • Gout
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • A DECT protocol that includes all lower extremity joints has moderate sensitivity in non-tophaceous and high sensitivity in tophaceous gout. However, DECT has lower sensitivity when restricted to individual crystal-proven gouty joints in non-tophaceous disease or individual erosive lesions in tophaceous gout. The detection of MSU deposits by DECT relates to their size and density and the detection parameters of the DECT scanner and adjustment of the latter might improve sensitivity.

publication date

  • February 18, 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4758140

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s12891-016-0943-9

PubMed ID

  • 26891750

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 91

volume

  • 17

number

  • 1