Authored by world renowned scientists, this book expertly reviews all the imaging techniques and exciting new methods for the analysis of the pain, including novel tracers, biomarker, metabolomic and gene-array profiling, together with cellular, genetic, and molecular approaches. Recent advances in human brain imaging techniques have allowed a better understand of the functional connectivity in pain pathways, as well as the functional and anatomical alterations that occur in chronic pain patients. Modern imaging techniques have permitted rapid progress in the understanding of networks in the brain related to pain processing and those related to different types of pain modulation. Neuroimaging of Pain is designed to be a valuable resource for radiologists, neuroradiologists, neurologists and neuroscientists, working in hospitals and universities from junior trainees to consultants.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Luca Saba MD, is a researcher in the field of Multi-Detector-Row Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, Ultrasound, Neuroradiology, and Diagnostic in Vascular Sciences. His works, as lead author, achieved more than 120 high impact factor, peer-reviewed Journals. He is well known speaker and has spoken over 45 times at national and international levels. Dr. Saba has won numerous scientific and extracurricular awards during his career.
Table of ContentsThe economical impact of pain.- Metabolomics and Pain.- Brain Neuroanatomy.- Physiopathology of pain.- Magnetic Resonance.- Anticipatory brain responses and expectancy effects on pain: theory, research findings, and functional networks.- Anticipation and placebo analgesia.- Neuroimaging of chronic pain.- Peripheral nerves imaging pain.- Neuroimaging in migraines.- Rheumatic pain.- Neuroimaging studies of somatoform pain disorder: How far have we come?.- Neuroimaging visceral pain.- Multiple sclerosis and pain.- Sex and gender effects in pain.- The Neuroimaging of vicarious pain.- Acupuncture analgesia: a review of peripheral and central mechanisms.- Neuroimaging of Paediatric Pain.