Functional magnetic resonance imaging of human brain activation during cue-induced cocaine craving.

  title={Functional magnetic resonance imaging of human brain activation during cue-induced cocaine craving.},
  author={Luis C. Maas and Scott E. Lukas and Marc J. Kaufman and Roger D Weiss and Sarah Daniels and Veronica Rogers and Thellea J Kukes and Perry F. Renshaw},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={155 1},
OBJECTIVE Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to test whether brain activation was detectable in regions previously associated with cocaine cue-induced craving. METHOD Blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional activation was measured during presentation of audiovisual stimuli containing alternating intervals of drug-related and neutral scenes to six male subjects with a history of crack cocaine use and six male comparison subjects. RESULTS Significant activation… 

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