Neuro magnetic resonance spectroscopy using wavelet decomposition and statistical testing identifies biochemical changes in people with spinal cord injury and pain

@article{Stanwell2010NeuroMR,
  title={Neuro magnetic resonance spectroscopy using wavelet decomposition and statistical testing identifies biochemical changes in people with spinal cord injury and pain},
  author={Peter Stanwell and Philip Siddall and Nirmal Keshava and Daniel Cocuzzo and Saadallah Ramadan and Alexander Lin and David Herbert and Ashley Craig and Yvonne Tran and James W. Middleton and Shiva Gautam and Michael Cousins and Carolyn Mountford},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={544-52}
}
Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be accompanied by chronic pain, the mechanisms for which are poorly understood. Here we report that magnetic resonance spectroscopy measurements from the brain, collected at 3T, and processed using wavelet-based feature extraction and classification algorithms, can identify biochemical changes that distinguish control subjects from subjects with SCI as well as subdividing the SCI group into those with and without chronic pain. The results from control subjects (n=10… CONTINUE READING