Sickle Cell-related Bone Marrow Complications: The Utility of Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance ImagingPratesi, Andrea MD; Medici, Alessandro MD; Bresci, Renzo MD; Micheli, Annalisa MD; Barni, Sandra MD; Pratesi, Chiara MDJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: May 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p 329–330 doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e318290c5f3 Radiology Corner Abstract Author Information In sickle cell disease diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) are helpful, costeffective, and promising techniques for differentiating bone marrow involvements. So we suggest to consider a MR diffusion panoramic study (whole-body diffusion MR) when multiple follow-up imaging is required in young patients who are at high risk for chronic radiation damage, so that alternatives to PET study may be taken into consideration. Misericordia e Dolce Hospital, Prato, Tuscany, Italy The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Andrea Pratesi, MD, Misericordia e Dolce Hospital, Piazza Ospedale 5, Prato 59100, Tuscany, Italy (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Received May 1, 2012 Accepted March 2, 2013 © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.