Positron emission tomography--a tool for identifying the effects of alcohol dependence on the brain.

@article{Wong2003PositronET,
  title={Positron emission tomography--a tool for identifying the effects of alcohol dependence on the brain.},
  author={Dean F. Wong and Atul Maini and Olivier G. Rousset and James Robert Bra{\vs}i{\'c}},
  journal={Alcohol research & health : the journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={161-73}
}
To study alcohol's effects on the structure and function of the brain in living human beings, researchers can use various imaging techniques. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a functional imaging approach used to study the metabolism and physiology of the brain. PET studies have found that both acute and chronic alcohol ingestion alter blood flow and metabolism in various brain regions, including the frontal lobes and cerebellum. Other analyses focusing on alcohol's effects on brain… CONTINUE READING
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