Dual-Energy CT in Musculoskeletal Imaging: What Is the Role Beyond Gout?
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Apr 30:1-13. doi: 10.2214/AJR.19.21095. [Epub ahead of print]
Rajiah P1, Sundaram M2, Subhas N2.
OBJECTIVE. Dual-energy CT (DECT) involves the acquisition of CT attenuation data at two different energy levels. In musculoskeletal imaging, gout detection is the most validated clinical indication for DECT. However, there is emerging evidence for several other clinical musculoskeletal applications, including metal artifact reduction and bone marrow imaging for traumatic, neoplastic, and inflammatory processes.
CONCLUSION. In this article, we review the current role of DECT in musculoskeletal imaging, primarily focusing on nongout entities.
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