PET Detects Pain Process in Tennis Elbow

October 29, 2013

Positron emission tomography with a tracer allows clinicians to visualize the physiologic process associated with the pain of tennis elbow, according to a small study published in PLOS ONE.

Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden sought to investigate the amounts of neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptors among 10 patients with unilateral chronic tennis elbow, before and after treatment.

The patients underwent two sessions of PET imaging with the NK1 specific radioligand [11C]GR205171, once before and once after treatment with graded exercise.

 

Positron emission tomography with a tracer allows clinicians to visualize the physiologic process associated with the pain of tennis elbow, according to a small study published in PLOS ONE.

Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden sought to investigate the amounts of neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptors among 10 patients with unilateral chronic tennis elbow, before and after treatment.

The patients underwent two sessions of PET imaging with the NK1 specific radioligand [11C]GR205171, once before and once after treatment with graded exercise.

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