TITLE

FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

AUTHOR(S)
Rosenbloom, Margaret J.; Pfefferbaum, Adolf
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2008, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p370
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) in the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism. According to the authors, fMRI utilizes the MRI-visible signal contrast between oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin as it flows through small blood vessels in given brain regions. Moreover, results between alcoholics and controls illustrate regions of the brain where one group shows more activation while performing a specific task than the other.
ACCESSION #
39231456

 

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