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  • 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024
  • Awards: Pump-priming Awards

This project will implement hyperpolarized Xenon Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR). Hyperpolarized Xenon gas will be produced at the Churchill Hospital, and then driven to OCMR whereby a cohort of 8 volunteers and 4 patients with unexplained breathlessness and cardiomyopathy will be imaged. Volunteers will also be imaged at the Churchill site for an assessment of site-to-site repeatability. If successful, we will have demonstrated the ability to remotely produce a hyperpolarized agent and deliver it to the University of Oxford. 

Image title: ‘Hyperpolarized xenon ventilation imaging of the healthy lung’

Hyperpolarized xenon ventilation imaging of the healthy lung.jpeg© James Grist