Applications of Realtime Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI )

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT01111617


The goal of this research program is to determine the potential effectiveness of real-time fMRI training in improving mental control over pain.

Official Title

Applications of Realtime fMRI Phase II

Stanford Investigator(s)

Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.
Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.

Redlich Professor, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, of Neurology


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Age 18-65

   - Chronic Pain patient or healthy control

   - Ability to perform the experimental task

Exclusion Criteria:

   - MRI contraindication (metal implants, claustrophobia, pregnant or planning to become

   - History of psychiatric disorder (at the discretion of the investigator as to whether
   it interferes with the experimental task)

   - History of Blistering


procedure: Real-time fMRI feedback

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Rebecca McCue