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Area of Medical Imaging Technology and Science/Department of Medical Physics and Engineering
Magnetic Resonance for Biomedicine


Imaging lung function by HPXe MRI HPXe MRI system allows us to visualize lung function as well as image the lung cavity.

  • Attempts to develop a novel hyperpolarized 129Xe (HPXe) MRI system with increased sensitivity.
  • This HPXe MRI system allows lung cavity imaging and lung function observation, which are difficult to accomplish using proton MRI.
  • Attempts to apply the HPXe MRI system to diagnose various lung diseases, particularly lung cancer.

Laboratory Members

Professor Atsuomi KIMURA
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