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Abstract #2706

The treatment effects of quitting smoking by varenicline — a fMRI study

Peng Peng1, Chun-lin Li2, Bin Jing2, Qing-lei Shi3, and Tao Jiang1
1Radiology, Beijing Chao-yang Hospital, Beijing, China, 2School of biomedical engineering, Capital medical university, Beijing, China, 3HC NEA DI MR Siemens Healthcare Ltd, Beijing, China

This study investigated the activation changes of brain regions to smoking related visual stimulation in smokers before and after cessation treatment using a fMRI. The results demonstrated that treated smokers will have improved functions of brain regions related to addiction control after using varenicline.

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