ORC leadership was early to recognize the exceptional power and value that high quality biomedical imaging and image analysis offers for both advancing biomedical research, as well as methods for clinical diagnosis.
This evolved into the formation of a Musculoskeletal Image Processing and Analysis Core (IPAC) in 2005 within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, which provide advanced micro- and macroscopic 2D and 3D image acquisition resources and quantitative image post-processing analyses for investigators working in various areas of musculoskeletal research.
IPAC was partly funded by an NIH Core Center Grant (1P30 AR-050953) 2004-2007, and subsequently expanded services to investigators throughout the Cleveland Clinic research community, as well as outside investigators and corporate partners.
In 2011, the resources of IPAC were spun off from the Cleveland Clinic to form Image IQ, a new company that maintains close ongoing collaborations with Cleveland Clinic investigators and continues to build upon an exceptional set of expertise and service in applying and optimizing methods of image capture and quantitative analysis for research, clinical and commercial applications.
Amit Vasanji, Ph.D.