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DECT Evidence of Urate Deposition is Associated with X-ray Damage in Gout

Dalbeth and coworkers studied  92 patients with gout and using DECT scanning have shown those with urate deposition on DECT were 8.5-fold more likely to have erosive disease on plain radiographs. Of the 920 joints assessed by DECT, 16.6% of them had dual-energy CT (DECT) urate deposition. These results suggest urate crystal deposition is integral in developing structural joint damage in gout.

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