UVa Health System, Radiology Research Seeks volunteers with COPD (ages21-85) for a research study.

IRB/UVA Tracking #
19569
Principal Investigator
Yun M Shim
Contact
Roselove Nunoo-Asare
Contact Email
Contact Phone
434.243.6074
Official Trial Title
Hyper polarized xenon-129 MRI: A New Multi-dimensional Biomarker to determine pulmonary physiologic responses to COPD Therapeutics
Study Description

The purpose of the study is to determine the nature of abnormalities in COPD patients and to determine whether hyperpolarized gas, xenon-129, MRI can detect changes in lung function following commonly used, FDA-approved treatment for COPD.

The study may involve spirometry, 6 minute walk test, electrocardiogram (ECG), chest CT, finger stick and a physical exam along with the MRI with inhaled xenon gas, depending on your qualifications.
The study involves up to 4 study visits, each lasting from 2-3 hours.

Study-related drugs and tests including spirometry, 6 minute walk test, physical exam, chest CT, finger stick and MRI with xenon provided at no cost to the subjects

Compensation

Compensation up to $600 for study completion (based on the tests completed)

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Visitor Guidelines

Clinics & COVID-19 Patients: No Visitors 

For adult clinic appointments or those in the hospital with COVID-19:

  • No one can come with you into clinic buildings
  • No visitors at the bedside of COVID-19 cases
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions 

In Hospital, ED, & Procedures: 1 Visitor

For adults in the hospital, emergency department, or having medical procedures:

  • Only 1 visitor allowed at a time
  • Two visitors can be designated
  • The care team can allow standard exceptions

Virtual Options: Connect From a Distance

When you can't visit in person, you can still: