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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Cystic Fibrosis
and you are
between 18 and 70
years old
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This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

Chronic lung diseases show a gradual onset of irreversible lung damage which can lead to severe breathing problems and/or respiratory failure. Imaging is central to guiding treatment; however, current techniques are either inaccurate or involve exposure to radiation. Recent developments in lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide promise as a radiation-free alternative. However, conventional MRI cannot directly show changes in distribution of inhaled air or absorption of gas which are important signs of early lung disease. Recently MRI imaging of the inhaled gas contrast agent Xenon has been developed which can provide this important information. This study aims to determine how Xenon MRI can help determine air flow distribution and gas uptake in the lungs. The investigators will also be able to compare the information from patients with that from healthy volunteers. This should give insight into the processes involved in chronic lung diseases and help evaluate disease extent in patients.

Provided treatments

  • Other: Hyperpolarized Xenon MRI

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02912637. The sponsor of the trial is Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and it is looking for 30 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Hyperpolarised 129Xe MRI for Non-invasive Assessment of Ventilation, Perfusion and the Alveolar Membrane - a Physiological Study in Healthy Volunteers & Cystic Fibrosis Patients