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Table 2 Urate deposits in joints and tendons and presence of artifacts in the total population and stratified by gender

From: Dual energy CT findings in gout with rapid kilovoltage-switching source with gemstone scintillator detector

 Total, n = 55Men, n = 43Women, n = 12p-value*
All joints and tendons,
 score (SD)14.0 (5.5)13.5 (5.4)16.1 (5.4)0.09
MTP1,
 n positive (%)55 (100)43 (100)12 (100) 
 score (SD)4.0 (1.5)3.9 (1.5)4.2 (1.7)0.5
MTP 2–5,
 n positive (%)55 (100)43 (100)12 (100) 
 score (SD)3.9 (1.7)3.8 (1.8)4.2 (1.7)0.6
Ankle/midfoot,
 n positive (%)53 (96)42 (98)11 (92) 
 score (SD)3.6 (1.8)3.5 (1.8)3.8 (2.0)0.6
Tendons,
 n positive (%)41 (75)31 (72)10 (83) 
 score (SD)2.5 (2.3)2.2 (2.2)3.5 (2.5)0.1
Nailartifact,
 n positive (%)40 (73)32 (74)8 (67) 
Skinartifact,
 n positive (%)17 (31)12 (28)5 (42) 
Beam hardening,
 n positive (%)1 (1.8)1 (2)0 
Noise, n positive (%)000 
  1. *p-value comparing men and women