Additional Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan of Brain in Patients Undergoing PET Scan for Diseases Unrelated to Brain
• The primary objective is to delineate the brain structures that are involved in pain using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging.
Pain will result in increases in metabolism and neuronal activity in specific delineated areas of the brain.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Additional (Positron Emission Tomography)PET Scan of Brain in Patients Undergoing PET Scan for Diseases Unrelated to Brain|
- Pain Assessment Pain scores using the verbal rating scale, with 0 corresponding to "no pain" and 10 to the "worst imaginable pain" will be assessed prior to the primary PET scan [ Time Frame: 20 mins ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|United States, Illinois|
|Rush University Medical Center|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 606012|
|Principal Investigator:||Asokumar Buvanendran, MD||Rush University Medical Center|