Jason C. Woods, PhD

Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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

Dr. Woods is one of the world’s experts on hyperpolarized-gas MRI and the use of such gas MRI to measure regional lung function, microstructure and physiology. He began his career in physics, radiology, and the dean's office at Washington University in St Louis, and moved to Cincinnati Children's in 2013 to apply new imaging techniques to pediatric translational research. He leads multiple team projects related to the multidisciplinary study of lung structure, function, biology and physiology. In particular, imaging applications to the study of cystic fibrosis, BPD, rare-lung diseases, and allograft rejection are all active areas of current research.

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, radiology, and neonatology.

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

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

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Walkup LL, Tkach JA, Higano NS, Thomen RP, Fain SB, Merhar SL, Fleck RJ, Amin RS, Woods JC. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in the NICU environment. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul 17.

Walkup LL, Woods JC. Newer Imaging techniques for BPD. Clinics in Perinatology. 2015.

Young SM, Liu S, Rashika J, Batie M, Kofron M, Guo J, Woods JC, Varisco B. Localization and stretch-dependence of elastin remodeling in lung development and compensatory regrowth. J Appl Physiol. 2015;118:921-931.

Li Y, Wang H, Tkach J, Roach D, Woods J, Dumoulin C. Wavelet-space Correlation Imaging for High-speed MRI without Motion Monitoring or Data Segmentation. Magn Reson Med. 2015.

Guo J, Huang HJ, Wang X, Wang W, Ellison H, Thomen RP, Gelman AE, Woods JC. Imaging mouse lung allograft rejection with 1H MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2015;274:250-9.

Thomen RP, Sheshadri A, Quirk JD, Kozlowski J, Ellison HD, Castro M, Woods JC. Regional ventilation changes in severe asthma after bronchial thermoplasty by 3He MRI and CT. Radiology. 2015;573:1970-8.

Walkup L, Woods JC. Translational Applications of Hyperpolarized 3He and 129Xe. NMR Biomed. 2014;27:1429-38.

Pennati F, Salito C, Baroni G, Woods JC, Aliverti A. Comparison Between Multivolume CT-Based Surrogates of Regional Ventilation in Healthy Subjects. Acad Rad. 2014;21:1268-75.

Pennati F, Quirk JD, Yablonskiy DA, Castro M, Aliverti A, Woods JC. Assessment of regional lung function by multi-volume 1H-MRI in health and obstructive lung disease: comparison with 3He-MRI. Radiology. 2014;273:580-90.

Phillipot Q, Deslée G, Adair-Kirk T, Woods JC, Byers D, Dury S, Perotin Collard J-M, Lebargy F, Cassan C, Le Naour R, Holtzman MJ, Pierce RA. Increased iron sequestration in alveolar macrophages in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Plos One. 2014;9:e96285.

Salito C, Barazzetti L, Woods J, Aliverti A. Heterogeneity of Specific Gas Volume Changes: a New Tool to Plan Lung Volume Reduction in Emphysema. Chest. 2014;146:1554-65.

Chang YV, Quirk JD, Ruset IC, Atkinson JJ, Hersman FW, Woods JC. Quantification of human lung structure and physiology using hyperpolarized 129Xe. Magn Reson Med. 2014;71:339-344.

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