Imaging approach to hemoglobinopathies

Avneesh Chhabra, William R. Reinus

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Hematologic disorders of the skeleton produce radiologic appearances related to marrow infiltration and/or replacement. These include common findings, such as osteopenia with trabecular prominence, growth disturbances, and extramedullary hematopoiesis. Most entities also manifest with various typical imaging features and appear in characteristic distributions, which aids in their differentiation and clinical management. In this chapter, we will discuss imaging appearances of sickle cell disease, thalassemia, and other rare causes of anemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiagnostic Imaging of Musculoskeletal Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationA Systematic Approach
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781588299475
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


  • Anemia
  • Extramedullary hematopoiesis
  • Red marrow reconversion
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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