MRI of soft tissue abnormalities: a primary cause of sickle cell crisis

Frieda Feldman, Alicia Zwass, Ronald B. Staron, Nogah Haramati

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The early manifestations of sickle cell crisis in soft tissues are important to recognize, though rarely manifest on radiographs and difficult to evaluate on computed tomography and bone scans. Documentation is critical, however, if appropriate judgments as to emergency treatment versus conservative measures are to be made. Seventeen adults seen in the emergency room or hospitalized in presumed sickle cells crisis underwent magnetic resonance imaging within 24-72 h of presentation. Results indicate that magnetic resonance imaging is a sensitive modality for documenting early soft tissue pathology which may be the predominant or sole cause of sickle cell crisis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-506
Number of pages6
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Hemoglobinopathy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of sickle crisis
  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Soft tissues in sickle crisis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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