Neuroimaging in alcoholism: ethanol and brain damage

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2001 May;25(5 Suppl ISBRA):104S-109S. doi: 10.1097/00000374-200105051-00019.


This article represents the proceedings of a symposium at the 2000 ISBRA Meeting in Yokohama, Japan. The co-chairs were Karl Mann and Ingrid Agartz. The presentations were (1) Neuropathological changes in alcohol-related brain damage, by Clive Harper; (2) Regional brain volumes including the hippocampus and monoamine metabolites in alcohol dependence, by Ingrid Agartz, Susan Shoaf, Robert R, Rawlings, Reza Momenan, and Daniel W Hommer; (3) Diffusion tensor abnormalities in imaging of white matter alcoholism, by Adolf Pfefferbaum and Edith V. Sullivan; (4) Use of functional MRI to evaluate brain activity during alcohol cue exposure in alcoholics: Relationship to craving, by Raymond F. Anton, David J. Drobes, and Mark S. George; and (5) mu-Opiate receptor availability in alcoholism: First results from a positron emission tomography study, by Karl Mann, Roland Bares, Hans-Juergen Machulla, Goetz Mundle, Matthias Reimold, and Andreas Heinz.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alcoholism / metabolism
  • Alcoholism / pathology*
  • Behavior, Addictive / metabolism
  • Behavior, Addictive / physiopathology*
  • Brain / metabolism
  • Brain / physiopathology*
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / metabolism
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / pathology*
  • Cues
  • Korsakoff Syndrome / pathology
  • Liver Diseases, Alcoholic / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Receptors, Opioid, mu / metabolism
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed / methods


  • Receptors, Opioid, mu