Endocr Pract 2021 Mar 15;27(3):198-205. Epub 2020 Dec 15.
Department of Ophthalmology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China, 200011; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orbital Diseases and Ocular Oncology, Shanghai, China, 200011. Electronic address:
Objective: To evaluate magnetic resonance imaging parameters, T2 signal intensity ratios (SIRs), and normalized apparent diffusion coefficients (n-ADC) of the extraocular muscles (EOMs) in the identification of different stages of Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) and to find out the correlation of T2-SIRs and n-ADC values with disease changes after anti-inflammatory treatment.
Methods: Altogether, 43 patients (86 orbits) were enrolled and classified into "active" or "inactive" stages by clinical activity score (CAS). Twenty-three (53. Read More