Trial ID or NCT#

NCT03195270

Status

RECRUITING

Purpose

The investigators are studying the ability of PET/MR imaging (using the PET tracer [18F]FDG) to objectively identify and characterize pain generators in patients suffering from chronic pain.

Official Title

Use of [18F]FDG PET/MRI in the Diagnosis of Pain Generators and/or Sites of Inflammation and to Monitor Treatment Effects in Patients With Chronic Pain

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes

Investigator(s)

Vivianne Tawfik
Anesthesiologist, Pain management specialist
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Matthew Smuck, MD
Spine physiatrist, Physiatrist
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Sandip Biswal, MD
Radiologist
Associate Professor of Radiology (Musculoskeletal Imaging) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Garry Gold
Radiologist
Professor of Radiology (Musculoskeletal Imaging)
Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD
Arthritis and joint replacement surgeon, Orthopaedic surgeon, Total joint replacement surgeon
The Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor in Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
Ian Carroll, MD, MS
Headache specialist, Orofacial pain specialist, Pain management specialist
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Catherine Curtin
Hand and upper extremity surgeon
Professor of Surgery (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Ivan Cheng, MD
Spine surgeon
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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CONTACT

Sandip Biswal, MD
(650) 725-8018