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Positron Emission Tomography in the Study of Brain Metabolism in Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

  • C. J. Bench (a1), R. J. Dolan (a2), K. J. Friston (a3) and R. S. J. Frackowiak (a4)

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Positron emission tomography (PET) differs fundamentally from computerised tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in that it is a method for measuring function as opposed to structure. It is the most powerful tool available for the measurement of in-vivo brain function. This review describes the basic principles of the technique and its application to the study of brain metabolism in neurological and psychiatric disorder. The development of resting-state metabolic studies by the application of specific activation paradigms, a major current focus of the technique, is discussed.

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Positron Emission Tomography in the Study of Brain Metabolism in Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

  • C. J. Bench (a1), R. J. Dolan (a2), K. J. Friston (a3) and R. S. J. Frackowiak (a4)

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Positron Emission Tomography in the Study of Brain Metabolism in Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

  • C. J. Bench (a1), R. J. Dolan (a2), K. J. Friston (a3) and R. S. J. Frackowiak (a4)
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