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Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Radiology

513-803-4463

Biography & Affiliation

Biography

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.

Research Interests

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Radiology

Divisions

Pulmonary Medicine, Imaging, Fibrosis

Education

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

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

Publications

Ultrashort Echo-Time MRI for the Assessment of Tracheomalacia in Neonates. Hysinger, EB; Bates, AJ; Higano, NS; Benscoter, D; Fleck, RJ; Hart, CK; Burg, G; De Alarcon, A; Kingma, PS; Woods, JC. Chest. 2020; 157:595-602.

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of neonatal bronchopulmonary dysplasia-associated pulmonary hypertension. Critser, PJ; Higano, NS; Tkach, JA; Olson, ES; Spielberg, DR; Kingma, PS; Fleck, RJ; Lang, SM; Moore, RA; Taylor, MD; et al. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 201:73-82.

Simulation of bronchial airway acoustics in healthy and asthmatic subjects. Aliboni, L; Pennati, F; Royston, TJ; Woods, JC; Aliverti, A. PLoS ONE. 2020; 15:e0228603-e0228603.

Time for evidence-based, standardized donor size matching for pediatric heart transplantation. Riggs, KW; Giannini, CM; Szugye, N; Woods, J; Chin, C; Moore, RA; Morales, DL S; Zafar, F. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2019; 158:1652-1660.e4.

Neonatal lung growth in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: evaluation of lung density and mass by pulmonary MRI. Adaikalam, SA; Higano, NS; Tkach, JA; Lim, FY; Haberman, B; Woods, JC; Kingma, PS. Pediatric Research. 2019; 86:635-640.

Implementation of the FLORET UTE sequence for lung imaging. Willmering, MM; Robison, RK; Wang, H; Pipe, JG; Woods, JC. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2019; 82:1091-1100.

Cyst Ventilation Heterogeneity and Alveolar Airspace Dilation as Early Disease Markers in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Walkup, LL; Roach, DJ; Hall, CS; Gupta, N; Thomen, RP; Cleveland, ZI; McCormack, FX; Woods, JC. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2019; 16:1008-1016.

Mapping and correcting hyperpolarized magnetization decay with radial keyhole imaging. Niedbalski, PJ; Willmering, MM; Robertson, SH; Freeman, MS; Loew, W; Giaquinto, RO; Ireland, C; Pratt, RG; Dumoulin, CL; Woods, JC; et al. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2019; 82:367-376.

Structural lung abnormalities on computed tomography correlate with asthma inflammation in bronchoscopic alveolar lavage fluid. Roach, DJ; Ruangnapa, K; Fleck, RJ; Rattan, MS; Hossain, MM; Guilbert, TW; Woods, JC. Journal of Asthma (Informa). 2019; 000:1-12.

Assessing the relationship between movement and airflow in the upper airway using computational fluid dynamics with motion determined from magnetic resonance imaging. Bates, AJ; Schuh, A; Amine-Eddine, G; McConnell, K; Loew, W; Fleck, RJ; Woods, JC; Dumoulin, CL; Amin, RS. Clinical Biomechanics. 2019; 66:88-96.