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How does air move in the lungs?

IRB/UVa Tracking #: 16215

Principal Investigator: Shim Yun, M

Contact: Rachel Dieterich

Tel: 4342436074


Study Description

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. Ages: 18-25