Bone 2021 Jul 16;148:115961. Epub 2021 Apr 16.
Ribeirão Preto Medical School, USP Ribeirão Preto, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, Campus Universitário s/n - Monte Alegre, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil; Ribeirão Preto Medical School Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Laboratory, Brazil; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO, United States.
Objective: To evaluate the association between bone changes due to vaso-occlusive events in sickle cell disease (SCD) revealed by conventional MRI sequences and the fat fraction obtained using a 6-point DIXON technique (FFdix), in an attempt to use quantitative data as a biomarker for bone complications.
Methods: Cross-sectional study, with 48 SCD patients, 26-homozygous (HbSS), and 22-compound heterozygous (HbSC). Forty-eight healthy individuals paired by age, weight, and sex with SCD patients. Read More