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Abstract #2145

Mapping brain structure and network alterations in male chronic smokers using generalized q-sampling MRI

Jun-Cheng Weng1,2,3, Li-Bang Zheng1, Ming-Shih Lee4,5, and Ming-Chou Ho6,7
1Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, and Bachelor Program in Artificial Intelligence, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2Medical Imaging Research Center, Institute for Radiological Research, Chang Gung University and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 3Department of Psychiatry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, 4Department of Medical Laboratory and Biotechnology, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, 5Clinical Laboratory, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, 6Department of Psychology, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, 7Clinical Psychological Room, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

The World Health Organization suggests that cigarette smoking causes more than 7 million deaths every year. However, few studies have focused on the structural alternations of chronic smoking by using generalized q-sampling imaging (GQI). We aimed to use GQI to evaluate the impact of the neurological structure and network caused by chronic smoking. Our results provided further evidence indicating that chronic smoking may lead to brain structure and connectivity changes.

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