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fMRI en el dolor: ¿una herramienta de diagnóstico valiosa y/o confiable para su paciente?

Descripción: La resonancia magnética funcional (fMRI) juega un papel cada vez más importante en la investigación del dolor, sin embargo tiene una gran cantidad de objeciones

TITULO FUENTE ORIGINAL:

Functional MRI in pain: A valuable and/or reliable diagnostic tool for your pain patient?

AUTORES:

Jacob Patijn

REVISTA ABREV.:

International Musculoskeletal Medicine

AÑO:

2014

REFERENCIA:

36(2):75-78

DOI:

10.1179/1753614614Z.00000000073

RESUMEN ORIGINAL:

In pain research, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) plays an increasingly important role, which raises questions about the clinical significance of fMRI for the treatment and diagnosis of pain in general. All the more so because some publications suggest replacing the ‘subjective"’visual analogue scale pain score with the ‘objective’ results in fMRI. The fMRI... + Leer más

In pain research, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) plays an increasingly important role, which raises questions about the clinical significance of fMRI for the treatment and diagnosis of pain in general. All the more so because some publications suggest replacing the ‘subjective"’visual analogue scale pain score with the ‘objective’ results in fMRI. The fMRI technique as such and its relation to pain in research conditions has a large number of objections. One of the major limitations is the fact that in a very limited number of fMRI studies (8%), the results are reproduced within the study format itself (test–retest). This makes interpretation and mutual comparison of the fMRI studies extremely difficult. Therefore the clinical value of fMRI for treatment and diagnosis is hard to estimate

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