Uncinate fasciculus findings in schizophrenia: a magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging study.

  title={Uncinate fasciculus findings in schizophrenia: a magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging study.},
  author={Marek Kubicki and Carl-Fredrik Westin and Stephan E. Maier and Melissa Frumin and Paul G. Nestor and Dean F. Salisbury and Ron Kikinis and Ferenc A. Jolesz and Robert W. McCarley and Martha Elizabeth Shenton},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={159 5},
OBJECTIVE Disruptions in connectivity between the frontal and temporal lobes may explain some of the symptoms observed in schizophrenia. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, however, have not shown compelling evidence for white matter abnormalities, because white matter fiber tracts cannot be visualized by conventional MRI. Diffusion tensor imaging is a relatively new technique that can detect subtle white matter abnormalities in vivo by assessing the degree to which… 

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