“Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: From Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease to Early Onset Adult COPD”
The investigators will apply xenon-129 (129Xe) and non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition and analysis methods in 50 subjects aged between 20 and 29 years born pre-term (with and without a diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia [BPD]) and at term to characterize and probe the relationship between lung structure and function using imaging.
Hyperpolarized Xenon-129. Noble gas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has recently emerged as another research approach for the non-invasive measurement of lung structure and function, including conduction of gas through airways and into airspaces. Noble gas MRI provides a complimentary and alternative method for evaluating lung disease and may be superior to CT because it allows simultaneous visualization of both airway and airspace structure and function.
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: From Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease to Early Onset Adult Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease