Assessment of the Mechanical Properties of Lung Parenchyma using Magnetic Resonance Elastography


About this study

The purpose of this research study is testing a new technique for measuring stiffness of the lung. This new technique is called Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE). In this study we will look at the stiffness measurements in humans.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All normal healthy adults 
  • Adults with interstitial lung disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals who are or may become claustrophobic during the MR exam. 
  • Individuals who have medical devices or implanted foreign metal objects for which MR imaging is contraindicated

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kiaran McGee, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Kiaran Mcgee Ph.D.


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