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Abstract #5296

An fMRI-based neurologic signature of lower back pain

Jing Liu1, Zhizheng Zhuo2, Juan Wei3, Queenie Chan4, and Xiaoying Wang1

1Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 2Philips Healthcare, Beijing China, 3Philips Research China, Shanghai, China, 4Philips Healthcare, Hongkong China

Brain function MRI (fMRI) could successfully demonstrate that differences in the pattern of brain activity to lower back pain (LBP) can be used as a neurological marker to distinguish between individuals with and without LBP. Medical, legal and business professionals have recognized the importance of this research topic and of developing objective measures of LBP and other chronic pain.

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