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International poster award (Innsbruck 2016)

Langerhans islets' volume measurements using optical projection tomography and the Fakir method

The study is part of a contribution "Real volumes of isolated human islets“ by David Habart from the Institute of Clinical & Experimental Medicine (IKEM), as carried out in collaboration with two faculties of the Czech Technical University, and Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University. The results were presented at the 6th European Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (EPITA) & 35th Artificial Insulin Delivery, Pancreas and Islet Tranplantation (AIDPIT) Workshop (2016), and received the AIDPIT & EPITA poster award. The AIDPIT is one of Study Groups of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Among several procedures, our Fakir method has been chosen as a standard one to evaluate the islets' volumes.