Healthy Children and children with cystic fibrosis ages 10 months and older needed for research study.


MRI as a Means to Measure Lung Function: Non-Invasive Imaging in Neonates and Young Children


Altes Talissa,

UVa Health System, Department of Radiology, seeks healthy children and children with cystic fibrosis ages 1 month and older for a research study. The purpose of the study is to look at how the air moves in the lungs using inhaled hyperpolarized helium gas with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The study involves spirometry and a physical exam along with the MRI with inhaled helium. The study involves one 2-4 hour visit. Study-related MRI, spirometry, and helium gas are provided free of charge. Compensation for study completion is $50 Contact Information: Joanne C. Gersbach, RN, CCRC PH: 434-243-6074 Email: IRB-HSR # 15720 Principal Investigator: Talissa Altes, MD


MRI study
Cystic Fibrosis

Healthy Subject Studies
Radiology/Medical Imaging



Joanne Gersbach