Identification of imaging markers for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders using graph theory

Takeaway

  • The nucleus accumbens and caudate nucleus volume were identified as imaging biomarkers in aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin positive (AQP4-IgG+) individuals with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD).

Why this matters

    There is a lack of imaging biomarkers for the prognosis and disease course of NMOSD. The results from this study have identified imaging biomarkers that can help visualize neurodegeneration in individuals with NMOSD.