University of Wisconsin–Madison

Morphologic Imaging of Cystic Fibrosis: MRI versus CT

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The term of this project was: June 2010 to June 2011

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 15

This project will compare the performance of non-contrast morphologic MRI relative to CT and pulmonary function tests in characterizing disease severity in cystic fibrosis patients. The goal of this work is to develop an MR-specific scoring system for tracking disease severity and response to therapy in cystic fibrosis patients. A robust and sensitive MRI biomarker for disease progression would help facilitate evaluation of the many therapeutic options being developed for cystic fibrosis without the need for ionizing radiation.