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Gout: HELP
Articles by Hong Chou
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
(Why 2 articles?)

Between 2010 and 2020, Hong Chou wrote the following 2 articles about Gout.
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1 Review Dual-energy CT in gout - A review of current concepts and applications. 2017

Chou, Hong / Chin, Teck Yew / Peh, Wilfred C G. ·Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra Health, Singapore, Singapore. ·J Med Radiat Sci · Pubmed #28238226.

ABSTRACT: Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) is a relatively recent development in the imaging of gouty arthritis. Its availability and usage have become increasingly widespread in recent years. DECT is a non-invasive method for the visualisation, characterisation and quantification of monosodium urate crystal deposits which aids the clinician in the early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of this condition. This article aims to give an up to date review and summary of existing literature on the role and accuracy of DECT in the imaging of gout. Techniques in image acquisition, processing and interpretation will be discussed along with pitfalls, artefacts and clinical applications.

2 Article Artifacts in dual-energy CT gout protocol: a review of 50 suspected cases with an artifact identification guide. 2014

Mallinson, Paul Ian / Coupal, Tyler / Reisinger, Clemens / Chou, Hong / Munk, Peter Loren / Nicolaou, Savvas / Ouellette, Hugue. ·1 Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia, 899 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada. ·AJR Am J Roentgenol · Pubmed #24951221.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to discover the types and incidence of artifacts in dual-energy CT (DECT) using datasets of 50 consecutive patients who underwent a four-limb DECT protocol for the evaluation of suspected gout. Identification of artifacts and techniques for artifact reduction are discussed. CONCLUSION: Artifacts commonly occur in DECT performed for gout assessment but are usually readily recognizable. For 90% of the patients in our study who underwent imaging for suspected gout, DECT showed some type of artifact, with nail bed and skin artifacts being the most common.