NOCISCAN-Lumbar Spine (LS) Clinical Evaluation Study

NOCISCAN-Lumbar Spine (LS) Clinical Evaluation Study

A prospective, double blinded, multi-center study to assess the validity and clinical utility of the pre-operative NOCISCAN-LS software in the identification of painful lumbar discs, and the correlation with improved surgical outcomes at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months (follow-up) following spine surgery in a single enrollment arm of subjects with chronic symptomatic single level degenerative disc disease (DDD) at L3 to S1, but with two evaluation groups- Match Group and Miss Group,of subjects based on the association between the NOCISCORE results of treated and untreated disc levels.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

NOCISCAN-LS Disc MR Spectroscopy

The investigational Nociscan Suite is a software suite that works with existing high field MR systems and MRS pulse sequence via and optimized protocol to conduct MRS exam of lumbar discs. The software suite post-processes the NOCISCAN-LS disc MRS exam data to calculate ratios of spectroscopic signals at regions along the MRS frequency spectrum associated with certain chemicals that change with degeneration and pain

Clinical Evaluation of NOCISCAN-Lumbar Spine (LS) Disc MR Spectroscopy (MRS) for Diagnosis of Discogenic Low Back Pain and Correlation With Surgical Outcomes