We estimate MMI has been involved in ~80% of regulated spine trials run in the U.S. over the past 20 years.
Our patented QMA® technology has the highest accuracy and reproducibility of any published method for quantitative spine measurements and has been referenced in over 200 publications.
Our staff and expert reviewers have extensive experience across the full spectrum of spine treatments, including fusion, motion preservation, augmentation, and deformity correction.
We are experienced in virtually all major quantitative and semi-quantitative scoring systems to assess disease severity and response to therapy from medical imaging. We support image calibration strategies through the use of XCalibR™, MMI’s proprietary X-ray Calibration Ring marker. When appropriate, we apply validated, computer-assisted methods to objectively document the effect of new treatments. MMI’s proprietary and patented QMA® technology produces accurate and reproducible measurements from spine radiographic images and has been published in over 200 peer-reviewed articles. Learn more about QMA®.
WHAT WE OFFER
Quantification of bone formation or removal
Dr. Hipp is the Former Director of the Spine Research Lab at Baylor College of Medicine. He has over 30 years’ experience in quantitative imaging methods for spine research and is a recognized leader in spine related research. He has published over 100 imaging-related papers and book chapters, managed development of more than 75 spine-related imaging charters, and is a reviewer for eight leading journals including Spine and The Spine Journal. For his outstanding contributions, Dr. Hipp has received the prestigious AAOS Kappa Delta Orthopedic Research Award and NASS 2022 Henry Farfan Award.
Dr. Schweitzer is fellowship-trained in osteoradiology, and has over 30 years’ experience in research, education, and clinical practice. Dr. Schweitzer is the former presiding officer of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and International Skeletal Society (ISS), is the current Editor-in-Chief of JMRI, and serves on the Editorial Board of MRM. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, 68 book chapters and 4 books, and delivered 800 lectures in 38 countries. Dr. Schweitzer is also an experienced scientific advisory panel member for FDA and NIH.
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