“Use of PET/MR Imaging in Chronic Pain”
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.
Drug - [18F]FDG
10 mCi of [18F]FDG via the antecubital vein in a bolus injection
Device - PET/MRI
PET/MRI hybrid scanner used as diagnostic device
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