Journal article

Surface-based morphometry of the anterior cingulate cortex in first episode schizophrenia

Alex Fornito, Murat Yucel, Stephen J Wood, Chris Adamson, Dennis Velakoulis, Michael M Saling, Patrick D McGorry, Christos Panteliss

HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) appears to be critically involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, but past attempts at characterizing pathological changes in the region using magnetic resonance imaging have been restricted by a limited appreciation of its functional and anatomical diversity and a reliance on relatively coarse metrics (e.g., volume) to index anatomical change. In this study, we applied a novel, surface-based protocol to T1-weighted scans acquired from 40 first episode schizophrenia patients and 40 healthy controls individually matched for age, sex, and morphology of the paracingulate sulcus, a major anatomical variation that has been shown to affect morphometric ..

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