Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Radiological Clinic, Brno University Hospital


About university

The University Hospital Brno was founded in 1998 by joining three existing hospitals. Nowadays, the Brno University Hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in the Czech Republic considering the volume of care provided. In February 2007 the Brno University Hospital obtained the Quality Certificate as the first among other hospitals in the Czech Republic. The hospital is located next to the campus of the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University in Brno, with which it closely cooperates and serves as the faculty hospital for the education of new physicians.

Description of cooperation

The main topic of collaboration is the research of new semi-automatic and automatic methods for analyzing spatial and dynamic image data obtained by non-invasive methods of human body imaging. There are many imaging techniques, and the most important ones are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography (US) and computer tomography (CT). The general effort is to speed up the analysis and reduce the human mistakes by using computer-aided analysis when establishing the patient’s diagnosis. The segmentation of medical images is the main problem due to the complexity of images. It arises especially during simultaneous imaging of both soft and hard tissues of the human body. The modern methods of 2D and 3D digital signal processing are applied together with artificial intelligence techniques including evolutionary and genetic programming. The computer-aided analysis can help physicians to improve the accuracy and speed of the diagnosis of patients.

Publications related to cooperation

LIBERDA, O., BARTUŠEK, K., SMÉKAL, Z., MIKULKA, J.: Data Processing in Studying the Temporomandibular Joint Using MR Imaging and Sonographic Techniques. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing-DSP 2009, July 5-7, 2009, Santorini, Greece, pp. 37-40. ISBN 978-1-4244-3298-1

MIKULKA, J., GESCHEIDTOVÁ, E., BARTUŠEK, K., SMÉKAL, Z.: Processing of MR Slices of Temporomandibular Disc for 3D Visualization. PIERS ONLINE, Vol.6, No.3, 2010, pp.204-203. ISSN 1931-7360

BARTUŠEK, K., PŘINOSIL, J., SMÉKAL, Z.: Optimization of Wavelet-Based De-noising in MRI. Radioengineering (IF 0,312), Vol. 20, No.1, April 2011, pp.85-63. ISSN 1210-2512

ŠMIRG, O., LIBERDA, O., ŠPRLÁKOVÁ, SMÉKAL, Z.: Creating a 3D Model of the Temporomandibular Joint Disc on the Basis of Segmented MRI Slices. In Proceedings of the 34th International Conference Telecommunications and Signal Processing, TSP2011, Budapest, Hungary, August 18-20, 2011.