Radiological Features of Thalassaemia-An Update ZE01-ZE04
Dr. Rallabandi Mayuri,
Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Kamala Nagar, Road Number-5, Chaitanyapuri, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad-500060, Telangana, India.
Thalassaemia is an inherited disorder of haemoglobin synthesis which causes different craniofacial defects. The clinical features results from anaemia and also iron transfusion therapy. This article presents skeletal and non-skeletal radiological features of thalassaemia using conventional and advanced imaging modalities by thorough search of literature which may be useful for clinical diagnosis. A review of radiological features by conventional, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is compared and presented in this article.