In 2015, Josh Broder, MD collaborated with colleagues in the School of Engineering to develop a novel device that can convert a standard 2-dimensional point of care ultrasound study into 3-dimensional images similar to a computed tomography scan. This marked one of our first collaborations between emergency care physicians and engineers.
Building on that collaboration, we also recruited a unique faculty member, Dan Buckland, MD, PhD whose expertise focuses on astronautics and robotics. This collaboration has also had a synergistic impact on other research lines within Emergency Medicine, such as hyperbarics and ED operations. Mitchell Veverka, as a resident research fellow, received an R38 award to study photoacoustic imaging with Junjie Yao, PhD, for two years.
All of these are examples of partnerships typified by MedX.