CT to diagnose gout

In this small trial of patients with suspected gout, dual-energy CT had a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 90-100% (based on gout diagnosed later). This is a promising new non-invasive diagnostic test for gout (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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