MRI of Lung Spots


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-002626
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-002626

About this study

The purpose of this study is to see if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can determine the cause of these lung nodules.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria

  • 18 years or older 
  • Has one or more pulmonary nodules up to 3 cm in greatest diameter as seen on CT and/or PET/CT
  • Is scheduled for surgical resection or biopsy 

Exclusion Criteria

  • Claustrophobia 
  • Contraindication for intravenous contrast or MRI

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Chi Wan Koo, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Kathy Brown