December 2008
Alcohol Research & Health;2008, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p364
Academic Journal
The article offers information on how conventional structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used in the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholics. Accordingly, MRI takes advantage of the fact that different tissue types in the brain contain different proportions of water, which influences their MRI-visible signal. Moreover, MRI is a safe, noninvasive method to examine brain structure and is powerful enough to detect changes in brain structure that can occur with alcohol sobriety.


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