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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Shyam Patel [2] Farima Kahe M.D. [3]

Overview

In some patients with sickle cell anemia, MRI may be needed to assess for particular conditions, such as osteomyelitis.

MRI

There are no MRI findings associated with sickle cell disease. However, a MRI may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of sickle cell disease, which include:[1]

References

  1. Kamath AF, McGraw MH, Israelite CL (2015). "Surgical management of osteonecrosis of the femoral head in patients with sickle cell disease". World J Orthop. 6 (10): 776–82. doi:10.5312/wjo.v6.i10.776. PMC 4644865. PMID 26601059.

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