Other than ultrasonography, which imaging studies are used to evaluate gout?

Updated: Jan 26, 2021
  • Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Other imaging modalities that may be considered include the following:

  • Computed tomography (CT) – Complementary to plain radiography for recognizing erosions in gout

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – MRI with gadolinium is recommended when tendon sheath involvement must be evaluated and when osteomyelitis is in the differential diagnosis

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