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CT for the diagnosis of gout

CT for the diagnosis of gout

What does it consist of?

The CT for the diagnosis of gout is a diagnostic technique that uses X-rays to create 3D images with great sharpness of the interior of the joints affected by the accumulation of uric acid crystals, which is known as the gout disease.


This TAC integrates Dual Energy technology, which, unlike usual scanners, makes it possible to clearly differentiate the areas affected by uric acid and calcium, which are represented in 3D images (one with high energy and the other with low energy) and in different colors. In addition, Dual Energy allows specialists to determine if the gouty affectation is monoarticular or polyarticular, which favors precise monitoring of the pathology to assess its therapeutic efficacy.

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Cases in which it is recommended

To whom?

The CT scan for the diagnosis of gout is indicated for people who present symptoms of sudden pain, tenderness, redness, stinging, and increased temperature in the feet, fingers, hands, ankles, or knees, among other joints.


The CT test is not recommended for pregnant women. If this is your case, consult your doctor before carrying out the test.


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