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CT of the Foot: Selected Inflammatory Arthridites

Johnson, Pamela T. MD; Fayad, Laura M. MD; Fishman, Elliot K. MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: November-December 2007 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - p 961-969
doi: 10.1097/rct.0b013e318043a1d8
Musculoskeletal Imaging: Review Article

Although the primary imaging modality for the evaluation of inflammatory arthritis of the foot and ankle is currently magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography may be performed in some patients and can aid in diagnosis. This article reviews a number of inflammatory arthritic conditions that involve the feet. Computed tomographic findings and the role of computed tomography in diagnosing infection, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis of the foot are discussed.

From the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Received for publication September 12, 2006; accepted February 1, 2007.

Reprints: Pamela T. Johnson, MD, The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Room 3251, 601 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287 (e-mail:

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.