Neuroimaging of Pain

Chapter

Abstract

The underlying mechanisms of many pain conditions are not known and many conditions have no effective treatment. Modern dynamic neuroimaging have increased the understanding of altered CNS processing in different pain conditions. This chapter describes the use of advanced MR imaging techniques like fMRI, MR spectroscopy, and diffusion-weighted imaging as well as more established techniques like PET and SPECT in pain conditions in general with more focused attention to fibromyalgia.

Keywords

Depression Migraine Respiration Morphine Glutamine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Neurosensory Disorders, School of DentistryUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Center for Medical Imaging and PhysiologySkåne University Hospital, Lund UniversityLundSweden

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