This thesis describes first in a review the challenges, solutions and possible applications of MRI in thoracic imaging.

Furthermore it addresses the use of chest MRI for three areas: CF lung disease monitoring (five studies), central airways assessment (two studies) and diaphragm mechanics (one study).

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H.A.W.M. Tiddens (Harm) , G.P. Krestin (Gabriel)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
All studies represented in this thesis where in toto or partially funded by the Sophia Children’s Hospital Fund (SSWO) through the 2011 Sporten voor Sophia funds raising campaign. Studies represented in chapter 3-5 and were supported in part by the Italian Cystic Fibrosis League (Lega Italiana Fibrosi Cistica, LIFC) and by the Italian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Fondazione Fibrosi Cistica, FFC).
Department of Radiology

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