Miroslav Jiřík awarded for the LISA software
Each year, the international biotechnology enterprise Roche distributes the Czech DIGI@MED Awards to authors of innovative digital and mobile solutions in medicine and healthcare process optimization. The goal of the award is to support young innovators in their bold endeavours in utilising digital technologies for better clinical care, health and well-being. The contenders were evaluated by a panel of renowned healthcare and IT professionals, who considered not only the benefits that the solutions offer to clinicians and pharmacists, but mainly their positive effects for patients.
One of the 2019 awardees is Miroslav Jiřík, PhD., a researcher from the Biomedical Center, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University (Laboratory of Cancer Treatment and Tissue Regeneration) and also from the NTIS Centre, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, who has utilized the results of a multidisciplinary team from these two institutions by creating the software application LISA (Liver Surgery Analyser). The LISA application serves as a platform for research of liver perfusion. 3D modelling of virtual liver resection, which is also included in LISA, then extends the possibilities of current clinical care for patients with liver cancer by allowing surgeries at the margin of operability to be performed. The software also facilitates the estimation of the regeneration potential of the remaining liver tissue after resection. This substantial achievement was made possible by combining the latest findings of both technical and biomedical research thanks to the collaboration between the universities.
Dr. Jiřík focuses on machine learning and computer vision methods in the field of medical applications. He represents a key link between the Biomedical Center and the technically oriented researchers from the University of West Bohemia.
Another Czech DIGI@MED Award was presented to Marek Vosecký for his mobile application CF Hero, which helps young patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. An honourable mention for extraordinary achievement was addressed to the application Záchranka, which localizes the injured using GPS. The award ceremony took place on November 26, 2019, in Charles University’s Carolinum in Prague. Congratulations to the awardees!
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