Imaging Findings of Migraine


  • F. Michael Cutrer MD,

  • David F. Black MD

  • From the Division of Headache, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Address all correspondence to Dr. F. Michael Cutrer, Division of Headache, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.


Increasingly sophisticated neuroimaging techniques have allowed researchers to begin to define functional and anatomical characteristics of migraine. This paper reviews current knowledge and techniques employed. Assessing present-day knowledge limitations it concludes that with parallel advances in the technology of imaging and the pathophysiologic understanding of migraine, a reliable biomarker may be discovered in the future.