Effects of alcohol intoxication and gender on cerebral perfusion: an arterial spin labeling study.

@article{Rickenbacher2011EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of alcohol intoxication and gender on cerebral perfusion: an arterial spin labeling study.},
  author={Elizabeth Rickenbacher and Douglas N. Greve and Sheeva Azma and Josef Pfeuffer and Ksenija Marinkovic},
  journal={Alcohol},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 8},
  pages={725-37}
}
An increasing number of studies use functional MRI (fMRI) and blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal to investigate the neurofunctional basis of acute alcohol effects on the brain. However, the BOLD signal reflects neural activity only indirectly as it depends on regional hemodynamic changes and is therefore sensitive to vasoactive substances, such as alcohol. We used MRI-based pulsed arterial spin labeling (ASL) method to quantify effects of acute intoxication on resting cerebral perfusion… CONTINUE READING