Jason C. Woods, PhD

Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-4463

Email jason.woods@cchmc.org

Hyperpolarized gas; pulmonary MRI; translational studies; image-guided pulmonary interventions

Dr. Woods is one of the world’s leading experts on hyperpolarized-gas MRI and the use of such gas MRI to measure regional lung function, microstructure and physiology. He began his career at Washington University, where he helped lead multiple team projects related to lung imaging, biology and physiology. Interests in both world-class science and higher education led him to pursue simultaneous roles as a professor and academic dean, when he became program director for Washington University’s MARC (T34) training program.

Currently Dr. Woods directs the Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The center is a multidisciplinary research and training program at the intersection of pulmonary medicine and radiology.

PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2002.

Postdoctoral: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2004.

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DA Yablonskiy, AL Sukstanskii, JD Quirk, JC Woods, MS Conradi. Probing Lung Microstructure in Health and Disease with Hyperpolarized Noble Gases Diffusion MRI: Theoretical Models and Experimental Results. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Apr 2.

M Castro, JC Woods. Insights into pediatric asthma with hyperpolarized MRI of the Lung. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013;131:377-378.

AJ Hajari, DA Yablonskiy, AL Sukstanskii, JD Quirk, MS Conradi, JC Woods. Morphometric changes in the human pulmonary acinus during inflation. J Appl Physiol. 2012;112:937-43.

A Aliverti, F Pennati, C Salito, JC Woods. Regional lung function and heterogeneity of specific gas volume in health and emphysema. Eur Resp J2012. 2012 Aug 9.

W Wang, NM Nguyen, E Agapov, DA Yablonskiy, MJ Holtzman, JC Woods. Monitoring in-vivo changes in lung microstructure with 3He MRI in Sendai-virus infected mice. J Appl Physiol. 2012;112:1593-1599.

W Wang, NM Nguyen, DA Yablonskiy, AL Sukstanskii, E Osmanagic, JJ Atkinson, MS Conradi, JC Woods. Imaging lung microstructure in mice with hyperpolarized 3He diffusion MRI. Mag Reson Med. 2011;65:620-626.

JD Quirk, BA Lutey, DS Gierada, JC Woods, RM Senior, SS Lefrak, AL Sukstanskii, MS Conradi, DA Yablonskiy. Detection of Acinar Microstructural Changes in Early Emphysema by in vivo Lung Morphometry with Hyperpolarized 3He MRI. Radiology. 2011;260:866-874.

JE McDonough, R Yuan, M Suzuki, N Seyednejad, WM Elliott, PG Sanchez, AC Wright, WB Gefter, L Litzky, HO Coxson, PD Paré, DD Sin, RA Pierce, JC Woods, JD Cooper, JC Hogg. The relationship between small airway obstruction and emphysematous destruction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. New Engl J Med. 2011;365:1567-1575.

C Salito, JC Woods, A Aliverti. 3-D airway tree reconstruction in healthy subjects and emphysema patients. Lung. 2011;189:287-293.

AH Hajari, DA Yablonskiy, JD Quirk, AL Sukstanskii, RA Pierce, G Deslée, MS Conradi, JC Woods. Alveolar-duct geometry during expiration via 3He lung morphometry. J Appl Physiol. 2011;110:1448-54.

Single-session bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthmatics guided by HXe MRI. Co-Principal Investigator. NHLBI. Sep 2012 – Aug 2015.

Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP). Investigator. NHLBI. Aug 2011 – Jul 2017.