Do you XRAY gout?

Do you XRAY gout?

Plain film radiography may be used to evaluate gout; however, radiographic imaging findings generally do not appear until after at least 1 year of uncontrolled disease. The classic radiographic finding of gout late in disease is that of punched-out or rat-bite erosions with overhanging edges and sclerotic margins.

How does gout look on x-ray?

Classic x-ray findings of gout consists of juxta-articular and intra-articular erosions with sclerotic margins and overhanging edges. bone density is normal. Tophi can be seen as soft-tissue dense masses adjacent to the joints in chronic stages of the disease.

What imaging is used for gout?

Imaging modalities that have clinical relevance in gout include conventional radiography (CR), ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT), dual energy computed tomography (DECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine.