University of Wisconsin–Madison

Feasibility of Oxygen-Enhanced Lung MRI

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This project was funded by: ICTR Pilot Project Grant

The term of this project was: June 2011 to December 2011

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 10

New techniques for imaging lung function with MRI have seen increasing use in many different pulmonary diseases. In this project, we are exploring the use of inhaled oxygen to create MRI pictures of air flow into the lungs. This method will allow non-invasive imaging of lung ventilation in several different diseases, including asthma, COPD, lung transplants, and cystic fibrosis.