This annotated image shows the findings of sickle cell disease:
- splenomegaly - the pain was thought to be due to an acute sequestration crisis
- patchy bone sclerosis
- avascular necrosis of the right femoral head - flattening with subarticular sclerosis and fragmentation
- H-shaped vertebral body - reflecting end-plate micro-infarcts
Other findings that may be seen on abdominal imaging (and particularly in radiology exam cases) are gallstones, cholecystectomy clips, and splenic atrophy.