What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of hyperuricemia?

Updated: Nov 03, 2020
  • Author: James W Lohr, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
  • Print

In patients with gout, radiographs may reveal evidence of joint swelling and subcortical cysts. In patients with hyperuricemia and renal disease, a renal sonogram is an important tool for kidney evaluation. Images from this study also may reveal the presence of uric acid stones.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!