In this session, modern chest MRI will be introduced and detailed via a focus on techniques that have both clinical and clinical-research relevance, including short-echo imaging, such as UTE MRI, contrast and non-contrast perfusion MRI, and hyperpolarized gas as a sensitive measure of regional ventilation. Some emphasis will be placed on the sensitivity of these techniques by comparison to the clinical and research gold standards, such as PFTs, LCI, and CT. The emerging use of MRI in modern clinical practice will also be discussed.
Describe the ways that MRI can measure and depict abnormalities in pediatric and adult CF lung disease.
Differentiate between structural and functional MRI measures of disease.
Evaluate the sensitivity of hyperpolarized-gas MRI and how newer techniques may be used in future precision medicine.