Imaging Pain.


Journal Article (Review)

The challenges and understanding of acute and chronic pain have been illuminated through the advancement of central neuroimaging. Through neuroimaging research, new technology and findings have allowed us to identify and understand the neural mechanisms contributing to chronic pain. Several regions of the brain are known to be of particular importance for the maintenance and amplification of chronic pain, and this knowledge provides novel targets for future research and treatment. This article reviews neuroimaging for the study of chronic pain, and in particular, the rapidly advancing and popular research tools of structural and functional MRI.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Martucci, KT; Mackey, SC

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 255 - 269

PubMed ID

  • 27208709

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27208709

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-2275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.anclin.2016.01.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States