Contribution of imaging to our understanding of sexual function and dysfunction

T. Woodard, M. Diamond

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations


The physiology of sexual function and dysfunction is complex and involves biologic, psychological, emotional and social factors in both men and women. As a result, multiple investigative tools are needed to achieve a thorough and comprehensive understanding of these processes. Recently, there have been many advances in the field of medical imaging; many of these imaging techniques have been applied to the study of sexual function and have allowed us to obtain an additional perspective of sexual processes in the research setting. The purpose of this chapter is to review and discuss these techniques with an emphasis on how they contribute to our understanding of sexual function and dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSexual Dysfunction
Subtitle of host publicationThe Brain-Body Connection
EditorsR. Balon
Number of pages19
StatePublished - Aug 20 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Psychosomatic Medicine
ISSN (Print)0065-3268

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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