Brain Imaging in Substance Abuse: Research, Clinical, and Forensic Applications / Edition 1

Brain Imaging in Substance Abuse: Research, Clinical, and Forensic Applications / Edition 1

by Marc J. Kaufman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896037703

ISBN-13: 9780896037700

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

In Brain Imaging in Substance Abuse: Research, Clinical, and Forensic Applications, authoritative experts and leading clinicians comprehensi vely review for the first time how magnetic resonance imaging can be u sed in studying substance abuse, as well as how those studies can be u sed in court. The imaging techniques applied to alcohol, cocaine, hero in, and

…  See more details below

Overview

In Brain Imaging in Substance Abuse: Research, Clinical, and Forensic Applications, authoritative experts and leading clinicians comprehensi vely review for the first time how magnetic resonance imaging can be u sed in studying substance abuse, as well as how those studies can be u sed in court. The imaging techniques applied to alcohol, cocaine, hero in, and narcotics abuse include PET/SPECT, EEG, MRI, MRS, and fMRI. Th e distinguished authors evaluate each technique for its contribution t o understanding drug-induced brain dysfunction and offer valuable "pea rls" for interpreting the resulting data. They also review the use of neuropsychological tests and data in explaining abnormal brain images, a practice that has become more important in recent years. Brain Imag ing in Substance Abuse: Research, Clinical, and Forensic Applications offers clinical researchers, physicians, forensic experts, and lawyers an eminently practical guide to the optimal use of today's powerful b rain imaging methods in research on substance abuse, in diagnosis, and in litigation.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896037700
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Forensic Science and Medicine Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
425
Product dimensions:
7.35(w) x 10.35(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Ch. 1Electroencephalography, Topographic Mapping, and Event-Related Potentials in Substance Abuse Research1
Ch. 2Positron Emission Tomography and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography: Methods and Applications in Substance Abuse Research29
Ch. 3Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance47
Ch. 4Electroencephalographic Studies of Substance Use and Abuse77
Ch. 5Emission Tomographic Studies in Substance Abuse113
Ch. 6Magnetic Resonance Findings in Substance Abuse155
Ch. 7Neuropsychological Correlates of Drug Abuse199
Ch. 8Neuroimages as Legal Evidence231
Glossary249
Bibliography of Research Studies in Substance Abuse261
Index399

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >