Stanford researchers use brain scans, algorithms to ID chronic pain patients

 

Stanford researchers use brain scans, algorithms to ID chronic pain patients

Stanford researchers use brain scans, algorithms to ID chronic pain patients.

A picture – and an algorithm – may be worth a thousand words describing chronic pain. In a paper published Monday in the journal Cerebral Cortex, Stanford University researchers said computer algorithms read brain scans and predicted with 76 percent accuracy which patients have chronic lower back pain.