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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aarti Narayan, M.B.B.S [2], Shyam Patel [3] Farima Kahe M.D. [4]


X-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of sickle cell disease like [pneumonia]], acute chest syndrome and osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

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There are no x-ray findings associated with sickle cell disease. However, an x-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of sickle cell disease, which include:[1][2][3][4]


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  2. Mekontso Dessap A, Deux JF, Habibi A, Abidi N, Godeau B, Adnot S, Brun-Buisson C, Rahmouni A, Galacteros F, Maitre B (February 2014). "Lung imaging during acute chest syndrome in sickle cell disease: computed tomography patterns and diagnostic accuracy of bedside chest radiograph". Thorax. 69 (2): 144–51. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-203775. PMC 5104836. PMID 23925645.
  3. Madani G, Papadopoulou AM, Holloway B, Robins A, Davis J, Murray D (June 2007). "The radiological manifestations of sickle cell disease". Clin Radiol. 62 (6): 528–38. doi:10.1016/j.crad.2007.01.006. PMID 17467389.
  4. GOLDING JS (November 1956). "The bone changes in sickle cell anaemia". Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 19 (5): 296–315. PMC 2378050. PMID 13373242.