Orbital Imaging

Imaging of Thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO)

Our research team has a special interest in MR imaging of thyroid associated orbitopathy (TAO). The imaging features provide important information about grading of disease activity and monitor treatment responses. Our recent research focus is on automatic segmentation of orbital contents and radiomic analysis for characterization of TAO for prediction of treatment response.

The titles of the funded projects are as follows:

  1. Quantitative Macromolecular Proton Fraction Mapping Based on Spin-lock Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Assessment of Fibrosis in Extraocular Muscles (GRF 2023/24)
  2. Automatic Segmentation and Radiomics in Multiparametric Orbital Magnetic Resonance Images for Progression Prediction of Thyroid-Associated Orbitopathy (GRF 2021/22)
  3. Metabolically healthy and unhealthy obese young individuals in Hong Kong: a prospective follow-up study (HMRF 2022; PI: Dr Karen Kar-wun CHAN)
  4. Supporting high-field Multiparametric Orbital Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Poor and Sick Patients with Severe Thyroid Eye Disease (S.K. Yee Medical Foundation – Donation and Grants; PI: Dr. Kelvin Kam-lung CHONG)

Multiparametric MR Imaging of Orbital Mass

Our research team also evaluates orbital masses using high resolution and multiparametric MRI technique, for better characterization about the biological behavior of the tumors as well as superb anatomical delineation of tumors in relation to adjacent orbital structures, to facilitate surgical planning and enhance the treatment outcome.