Journal article

Diffusion tensor imaging in schizophrenia

RAA Kanaan, JS Kim, WE Kaufmann, GD Pearlson, GJ Barker, PK McGuire

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a relatively new neuroimaging technique that can be used to examine the microstructure of white matter in vivo. A systematic review of DTI studies in schizophrenia was undertaken to test the hypothesis that DTI can detect white matter differences between schizophrenia patients and normal control subjects. METHODS: EMBASE, PubMed, Medline, and PsychInfo were searched online and key journals were searched manually for studies comparing anisotropy (a measure of white matter integrity) between patients and control subjects. Nineteen articles were systematically reviewed. RESULTS: Though 16 studies found differences, methodological and data difference..

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