Does the use of hormonal contraceptives cause microstructural changes in cerebral white matter? Preliminary results of a DTI and tractography study
European Radiology, 08/01/2012
De Bondt T et al. – An important part in the limbic system, the fornix, regulates emotional processes. Differences in diffusion parameters in the fornix may contribute to behavioural alternations related to combined oral contraceptive pill use. This finding also suggests that the use of oral contraceptives needs to be taken into account when designing diffusion tensor imaging group studies.