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In a meta-analysis of CT and MRI studies, Raz and Raz  found convincing evidence that mean ventricular volume in patients is larger than in normal controls, but that the magnitude of the effect is relatively small. There is also evidence that the smaller cerebral tissue volumes found in patients with schizophrenia are due to deﬁcits in the volume of grey matter, with temporal and frontal regions showing greater deﬁcits than parietal and occipital areas [147, 149, 150]. The question of whether the brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia are static or progressive, or whether they are static in some patients and progressive in others is still being debated .