Did you really think I was going to let my software and web development skills go to waste? Not a chance. The following is a portfolio (constantly being updated) of how I’ve been able to create technology to advance both patient care as well as medical education.
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Currently, there is no organized portal by which physicians (neurosurgical and non-neurosurgical practitioners alike) and their patients can:
- Read about important cautionary information associated with neurosurgical implants (i.e. spinal instrumentation, VP shunts, aneurysm clips, etc.): MRI compatibility, airport scanner/metal detector interactions, etc.
- View the typical appearance of implants from different manufacturers, particularly with spinal instrumentation systems, on films. Often, spine surgeons do not know the identity of instrumentation until after surgical exposure.
NeurosurgeryImplants aims to address these two aims by offering a central, web-based portal that amalgamates information which physicians and industry partners can submit on a rolling basis regarding important interactions and imaging appearance of neurosurgical devices.
I developed this website initially as a small side project while learning how to use Vue.js, which for those of you not familiar with web development, is a relatively new framework for creating dynamic websites.
However, I decided to make this public due to positive reception from my colleagues, who shared my concerns about the lack of online, accessible resources to prepare for the common (or, as some would say, infamous) practice of “pimping” in the operating room. While there are a multitude of resources for students preparing for their surgery shelf exams, there is a relative lack of such resources for those just looking to shine in the OR.