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Advances in cerebellar neuroimaging in autism spectrum disorders
CHEN Miaomiao  CHU Yao  YU Hao  CHEN Yuge  CHEN Yueqin 

Cite this article as: CHEN M M, CHU Y, YU H, et al. Advances in cerebellar neuroimaging in autism spectrum disorders[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(5): 161-165, 185. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.05.028.

[Abstract] Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a highly heterogeneous neurodevelopmental disorders. Neuroimaging studies have shown that there are structural or functional changes in several brain regions in ASD patients, among which the prefrontal cortex and limbic system have been studied the most. Therefore, ASD-related reviews mainly focus on these brain regions. In addition, several studies have shown that the cerebellum plays an important role in cognition and emotional behavior, which may be one of the key brain regions affecting the core symptoms of ASD patients. However, there are few relevant summary reports.Therefore, by searching the imaging studies related to ASD in recent years and taking the structural and functional changes of the cerebellum as the breakthrough point, the relevant literatures were sorted out, analyzed and reviewed, in order to provide ideas and directions for further revealing the role of the cerebellum in the pathogenesis of ASD.
[Keywords] autism spectrum disorder;neuroimaging;magnetic resonance imaging;positron emission tomography;magnetoencephalography;cerebellum;cerebellar-brain circuit

CHEN Miaomiao1   CHU Yao1   YU Hao2   CHEN Yuge2   CHEN Yueqin2*  

1 School of Clinical, Jining Medical University, Jining 272013, China

2 Department of Medical Imaging, the Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University, Jining 272029, China

Corresponding author: Chen YQ, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Natural Science Foundation of Shandong (No. ZR2021MH109); Jining Medical University 2022 High-level Scientific Research Project Cultivation Plan (No. JYGC2022FKJ011).
Received  2022-10-25
Accepted  2023-05-06
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.05.028
Cite this article as: CHEN M M, CHU Y, YU H, et al. Advances in cerebellar neuroimaging in autism spectrum disorders[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(5): 161-165, 185. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.05.028.

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