Quantitative susceptibility mapping in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: detection of abnormalities in normal-appearing basal ganglia
Lupus Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• QSM values in the putamen are significantly higher in NPSLE than non-NPSLE. • NPSLE patients show correlation between QSM values in the putamen and disease duration. • QSM is more sensitive than R2* mapping for detecting subtle changes.