Lung Morphometry using Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 : Preliminary Experience

Introduction: Techniques sensitive to lung structure at the alveolar level are valuable for assessing lung function in health and disease. MR imaging using hyperpolarized gases offers such sensitivity. While early studies of hyperpolarized-gas diffusion in lung airspaces [1-3] demonstrated substantial changes in gas diffusivity in emphysematous lungs as… CONTINUE READING