Jonas Getzmann, MD., recently received the Early Career Grant from the prestigious International Skeletal Society because of his research about ultrasound tomography. Find out more on the full interview transcript below on what his research is all about and what is the problem that it is trying to solve.
Question 1: Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jonas Getzmann and I am a medical doctor specializing in radiology at the University Hospital Zürich in Switzerland. In addition to my clinical work, I am also involved in research that focuses on musculoskeletal imaging.
Question 2: You’ve just been awarded that Early Career Grant of the prestigious International Skeletal Society. Could you tell us a bit about your research?
I received that grant from the International Skeletal Society for my research project with Aison Technologies. In this study, we are testing the technical functioning of their newly developed 3D ultrasound tomography for the visualization of joint structures and degenerations of the hands. Other current projects of mine focus on new sequences in magnetic resonance bone imaging or on body composition profiling by means of tomographic imaging.
Question 3: What motivated you to choose this topic?
I am passionate about new medical technologies and their implementation in clinical practice. The new device developed by Aison Technologies combines robotics and artificial intelligence to create 3D ultrasound images. It is something that has never been done before, that is why being part of such a pilot study is very exciting.