Jacques de Guise honoured by Claude Bernard Lyon 1 UniversityWednesday, February 20, 2019
On February 14, Professor Jacques de Guise of ÉTS was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University. This honour is the latest in a long line of distinctions received by Professor de Guise in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to healthcare technology in the fields of imaging and orthopedics.
Jacques de Guise is a member of the Circle of Excellence at Université du Québec and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, and has been a Professor in the Systems Engineering Department at ÉTS since 1990. He is also an Associate Professor in the Surgery Department at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Medicine.
Professor de Guise is the Founder and Director of the Imaging and Orthopaedics Research Laboratory (LIO), and holder of the Canada Research Chair on 3D Imaging and Biomedical Engineering and the Marie-Lou and Yves Cotrel Research Chair in Orthopedics at CHUM and Université de Montréal, in collaboration with ÉTS
His research focuses on imaging and modeling of biological systems leading to morpho-functional and physical evaluations and the development of therapeutic intervention methods. Working in conjunction with his colleagues and students, Professor de Guise has published more than 180 articles in scientific journals and has participated in more than 400 conferences.
He has contributed to 15 patent applications to date, including 10 that have been approved and are currently licenced to Canadian and European companies operating in the healthcare technology sector.
His work on 3D imaging and modeling led to the design of the very first biplane x-ray imaging system, called EOS, which allows for the creation of a model of the full skeletal structure of the human body with a very low dose of x-rays.
Professor de Guise and his team at LIO have also developed a 3D knee evaluation tool known as KneeKG, which does not use X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging. KneeKG can be used to establish a precise diagnosis more quickly than using traditional methods. These two systems are currently being used in numerous clinics and research centres around the world.
Jacques de Guise, surrounded by students and researchers from the Imaging and Orthopaedics Research Laboratory
More recently, Professor de Guise and other researchers launched an ambitious interdisciplinary project: De l’ombre à la lumière - Vers un accompagnement interdisciplinaire des patients au cours de leur Odyssée de chirurgie oncologique délabrante du visage et de reconstruction par prothèse de remplacement (Out of the shadows and into the light: Interdisciplinary accompaniment for patients undergoing the process of debilitating facial oncology surgery and reconstruction via prosthetic replacement).
This project is based on the sharing of diverse spheres of knowledge, expertise and life skills for the purpose of not only improving the design, performance, behaviour and esthetic or artistic integration of epitheses (prostheses used to fill out or replace one or more parts of the face), but also involving patients who have been disfigured by cancer and their loved ones in the process of virtually reclaiming their identity, or even creating a new identity.