3. Neuroimaging

  1. Bryan Lask1,2,3 and
  2. Ian Frampton1,4
  1. Tone Seim Fuglset1 and
  2. Ian Frampton1,4

Published Online: 10 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch3

Eating Disorders and the Brain

Eating Disorders and the Brain

How to Cite

Seim Fuglset, T. and Frampton, I. (2011) Neuroimaging, in Eating Disorders and the Brain (eds B. Lask and I. Frampton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998402.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Regional Eating Disorders Service, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo Universitetssykehus HF, Ullevål, Bygg 37, 0407 Oslo, Norway

  2. 2

    Ellern Mede Service for Eating Disorders, 31 Totteridge Common, London, N20 8LR, UK

  3. 3

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, WC1N 3JH, UK

  4. 4

    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Eating Disorders Service, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo Universitetssykehus HF, Ullevål, Bygg 37, 0407 Oslo, Norway

  2. 4

    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670033

Online ISBN: 9781119998402

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Keywords:

  • neuroimaging - neuroscientists, and techniques for obtaining brain images;
  • computerised tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - and brain structure;
  • functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and SPECT – in measuring brain's function;
  • CT research, abnormal findings - ventricles and sulci of patients, with eating disorders;
  • ventricular and sulcal dilatation - and interhemispheric fissure enlargement in AN;
  • structural imaging studies, using CT - ‘brain shrinkage’ or cerebral atrophy, patients with AN;
  • MRI, medical imaging technique - visualising internal structures of body, no radiation used;
  • MRI, advantages over - earlier neuroimaging techniques;
  • CT scanning technologies - measurable changes in brain structure, in low-weight eating disorders;
  • single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) visualisation of brain function - blood flow rate measurement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Structural imaging

  • Functional imaging

  • Conclusion

  • References