What is the role of ventilation MRI in the workup of cystic fibrosis (CF)?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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Ventilation MRI using hyperpolarized gas has been shown to detect ventilation heterogeneity. This technique could be used to detect and monitor early lung disease. [41, 42]


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