How does air move in the lungs?
IRB/UVa Tracking #: 16215
Principal Investigator: Shim Yun, M
Contact: Rachel Dieterich
Official Trial Title: HXe as a Diagnostic MRI Contrast Agent
Compensation: Compensation for study completion is based on the procedures completed. Minimum compensation is $100.00.
UVA Health System, Department of Radiology, seeks healthy volunteers OR those with COPD, cystic fibrosis, and/or those that smoke or have received radiation therapy treatment for a research study.
The purpose of the study is to look at how the air moves in your lungs using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with xenon and/or helium gas. Study includes spirometry (blowing into a tube connected to a computer), 6-minute-walk test, electrocardiogram, physical exam, chest CT and finger stick depending on your qualifications. Study requires 1-3 visits each lasting about 2-3 hours.
Study-related procedures provided free of charge.