Last updated on February 2019

High Resolution Micro OCT Imaging

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to learn about using the imaging to make images of the lungs and nose with the long-term goal of the research leading to potential treatments and new therapies for patients with cystic fibrosis.

Detailed Study Description

Lung Disease is the predominate cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). A better understanding of the primary pathogenesis of CF is essential in order to reveal the features that may lead to the onset of progressive lung disease. Discerning the nature of the CF defect could resolve longstanding controversy and result in a new therapeutic opportunity that may address pathophysiology. Recently the investigators have developed an innovative technology, termed 1-m resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT), which enables real-time cross-sectional microscopy of the functional epithelial surface of living airways.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03256773

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