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

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Principal Investigator
Yun M Shim
Roselove Nunoo-Asare
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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 up to $600 for study completion (based on the tests completed)