Exploring nociceptive response by BOLD fMRI in α-chloralose anesthetized rats

Yen Yu Shih, You Yin Chen, Jin May Chen, Yun Lung, Jun Ying Chen, Chen Chang, Jyh Cheng Chen, Fu Shan Jaw*

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Abstract

The technique of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to provide a spatial-temporal mapping of nociceptive activation in brain. We contrived to obtain an illustration of the pain related regions by injecting formalin at the hindpaw using a 4.7 T MR system in α-chloralose anesthetized rats. In order to obtain the pain response, we avoided any invasive surgery on animals to purify the signal of nociception. The dynamic data were analyzed by mapping correlation coefficient and the time activity curves were calculated by atlas-based region of interest selection. The BOLD signals showed obvious difference in anterior cingulated cortex, somatosensory cortex, medial thalamus, and striatum after stimulation. The results not only show the global somatotopic organization of noxious stimulation on hindpaw in rats, but also provided invaluable information for neuroscience research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
Pages33-36
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: 30 Aug 20063 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Conference

Conference28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period30/08/063/09/06

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