T1 Relaxation Time in Lungs of Asymptomatic Smokers.

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Interest in using T1 as a potential MRI biomarker of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has recently increased. Since tobacco smoking is the major risk factor for development of COPD, the aim for this study was to examine whether tobacco smoking, pack-years (PY), influenced T1 of the lung parenchyma in asymptomatic current smokers.

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  • Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0149760
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes