Anatomical brain connectivity and positive symptoms of schizophrenia: a diffusion tensor imaging study.

@article{RotarskaJagiela2009AnatomicalBC,
  title={Anatomical brain connectivity and positive symptoms of schizophrenia: a diffusion tensor imaging study.},
  author={Anna Rotarska-Jagiela and Viola Oertel-Kn{\"o}chel and Federico DeMartino and Vincent G van de Ven and Elia Formisano and Alard Roebroeck and A Rami and Ralf Sch{\"o}nmeyer and Corinna Haenschel and Talma Hendler and Konrad Maurer and Kai Vogeley and David E. J. Linden},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2009},
  volume={174 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
Structural brain changes in schizophrenia are well documented in the neuroimaging literature. The classical morphometric analyses of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data have recently been supplemented by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which mainly assesses changes in white matter (WM). DTI increasingly provides evidence for abnormal anatomical connectivity in schizophrenia, most often using fractional anisotropy (FA) as an indicator of the integrity of WM tracts. To better understand the… CONTINUE READING