Heavy smokers show abnormal microstructural integrity in the anterior corpus callosum: a diffusion tensor imaging study with tract-based spatial statistics.

@article{Lin2013HeavySS,
  title={Heavy smokers show abnormal microstructural integrity in the anterior corpus callosum: a diffusion tensor imaging study with tract-based spatial statistics.},
  author={Fuchun Lin and Guangyao Wu and Ling Zhu and Hao Lei},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2013},
  volume={129 1-2},
  pages={82-7}
}
BACKGROUND Abnormal macrostructural brain abnormalities in both gray matter and white matter have been reported in cigarette smokers. However, less is known about white matter microstructure in heavy cigarette smokers. In this study, we used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to investigate the integrity of the white matter microstructure in heavy smokers. METHODS Thirty-four heavy smokers and 34 non-smokers participated in this study. Whole brain analysis of fractional anisotropy (FA) was… CONTINUE READING