Utility of unenhanced fat-suppressed T1-weighted MRI in children with sickle cell disease — can it differentiate bone infarcts from acute osteomyelitis?

@article{Delgado2015UtilityOU,
  title={Utility of unenhanced fat-suppressed T1-weighted MRI in children with sickle cell disease — can it differentiate bone infarcts from acute osteomyelitis?},
  author={Jorge Delgado and Maria A. Bedoya and Abby M. Green and Diego Jaramillo and Victor M. Ho-Fung},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={1981-1987}
}
BackgroundChildren with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at risk of bone infarcts and acute osteomyelitis. [] Key MethodObjectiveTo evaluate the reliability of unenhanced T1-W fat-saturated MRI for differentiation between bone infarcts and acute osteomyelitis in children with SCD.Materials and methodsWe retrospectively reviewed the records of 31 children (20 boys, 11 girls; mean age 10.6 years, range 1.1–17.9 years) with SCD and acute bone pain who underwent MR imaging including unenhanced T1-W fat-saturated…
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