MRI applications in substance abuse
Yash S Shah 1 and Scott J Peltier 1
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan,
Substance abuse can be described as a pattern of harmful
use of any substance. It generally involves
overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive
substance like alcohol or drugs. Many imaging methods
have been used to better understand the cause of
addiction to these substances and to investigate the
deviation from normal circumstances due to this abuse.
We have tried to provide a framework for a systematic
review of MR studies that have tried to explore
structural as well as functional changes caused due to
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