Title

Brain-Related Chronic Pain Disorder Diagnosis and Assessment Method

Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

9-7-2009

Abstract

A method for diagnosing and assessing a brain-related chronic pain disorder. The method includes assessing a subject's brain function, deterrnining the probability that a subject is suffering from chronic pain as a result of an abnormal brain function condition by obtaining a quantitative assessment of the subject's brain function, and making a statistical comparison between the subject's quantitative brain function assessment and either a database of quantitative assessments of the brain functions of normal, healthy individuals, or a database of quantitative assessments of the brain functions of individuals known to have been suffering from chronic pain as a result of the abnormal brain function condition.

Comments

Patent Number: PCT/US08/87451

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