2021 June
Volume : 9 Issue : 2

Imaging in ischemia of bone – A pictorial essay

Kakarla S

Pdf Page Numbers :- 108-118

Subbarao Kakarla1,2,*


1KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 500003, Telangana, India

2Kakarla Subba Rao Radiological and Imaging Educational Sciences Trust (KREST), ShaikpetNala, Hyderabad - 500008, Telangana, India


*Corresponding author: Prof. Kakarla Subbarao, MS, D.Sc. (HON), FRCR, FACR, FICP, FSASMA, FCCP, FICR, FCGP, Chairman - KREST, 8-1-300/2, Shaikpet Nala, Hyderabad, 500008, Telangana, India. Email:


Received 9 December 2020; Revised 24 February 2021; Accepted 5 March 2021; Published 15 March 2021


Citation: Kakarla S. Imaging in ischemia of bone – A pictorial essay. J Med Sci Res. 2021; 9(2):108-118. DOI:


Copyright: © 2021 Kakarla S. Published by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Ischemia of bone is not uncommon and is not recognized clinically unless it is acute. Ischemia of bone marrow in shafts of long bones goes by the name of infarction and is well recognized. Ischemia of epiphysis, small bones and subarticular ends of bones goes by the name of avascular necrosis and ischemia of cortical bone goes by the name of Osteosclerosis. The imaging features of these three entities are described with differential diagnosis wherever necessary.


Keywords: bone infarction; avascular necrosis; osteosclerosis; hemoglobinopathies; Gaucher’s; radiation therapy; chronic osteomyelitis