NEWS
28/07/2020
PUBLICATIONS

Comment on Liu et al. “Discrepancies of Measured SAR between Traditional and Fast Measuring Systems.”

Mark Douglas and Niels Kuster, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020, Volume 17, Issue 14, online 14 July 2020; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17145045

The article, “Discrepancies of Measured SAR between Traditional and Fast Measuring Systems”, by Zicheng Liu, Djamel Allal, Maurice Cox, and Joe Wiart was published in March 2020 in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The publication compares two types of specific absorption rate measurement systems – a fast system using a time-domain array and a traditional system using probe scanning. While the time-domain array system is analyzed in detail under idealized conditions, the probe-scanning system evaluation used a fixed set of scanning and evaluation parameters that are not fully compliant with the requirements of the published standards. This leads to a false comparison and the incorrect conclusion that time-domain array systems can be theoretically more accurate than probe-scanning systems. We have repeated the analysis applied in the paper using the same raw data but with state-of-the art scanning and evaluation parameters. The results confirm the high accuracy of probe-scanning systems for any field distribution. Due to the high precision, robustness, and reliability of probe-scanning systems, the results of these systems are often referred to as reference results.

The scientific and technical impact of the study can be summarized as:

  • The IT’IS Foundation, in collaboration with two authors of the original study, repeated the analysis applied in the paper by Liu et al. (2020) using the same raw data with state-of-the art scanning and evaluation parameters of the DASY technology
  • The results demonstrate that the maximal post-processing error is less than 3% when applying the recommended parameters in DASY6 using the EX3DVx probes
  • The authors of the original study confirmed these findings in their Reply paper

More information can also be found on the SPEAG website.

PUBLICATIONS

15/07/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Forward Transformation from Reactive Near-Field to Near- and Far-Field at Millimeter-Wave Frequencies

Serge Pfeifer, Arya Fallahi, Jingtian Xi, Esra Neufeld, and Niels Kuster, Applied Sciences 2020, Volume 10, Issue 14, 4780, online 11 July 2020; doi: 10.3390/app10144780

 
Other News

25/06/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Z43 Goes Carbon Dioxide-Free

IT’IS is getting greener! We have installed a new energy system consisting of solar panels and a groundwater-based heat pump. We are proud that we have started to generate our own power and have become largely CO2-free.

 
PUBLICATIONS

20/06/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Estimated Whole-Brain and Lobe-Specific Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields Doses and Brain Volumes in Preadolescents

Alba Cabré-Riera, Hanan El Marroun, Ryan Muetzel, Luuk van Wel, Ilaria Liorni, Arno Thielens, Laura Ellen Birks, Livia Pierotti, Anke Huss, Wout Joseph, Joe Wiart, Myles Capstick, Manon Hillegers, Roel Vermeulen, Elisabeth Cardis, Martine Vrijheid, Tonya White, Martin Röösli, Henning Tiemeier, and Mònica Guxens, Environment International, Volume 142, 2020, online 15 June 2020; doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105808

 
PUBLICATIONS

17/06/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Limitations of Incident Power Density as a Proxy for Induced Electromagnetic Fields

Andreas Christ, Theodoros Samaras, Esra Neufeld, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp. 348-359, online 13 June 2020, doi: 10.1002/bem.22268

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/06/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Modelling Intracranial Aneurysm Stability and Growth: An Integrative Mechanobiological Framework for Clinical Cases

Frederico S. Teixeira, Esra Neufeld, Niels Kuster, and P.N. Watton, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2020, online 12 June 2020; doi: 10.1007/s10237-020-01351-2

 
PUBLICATIONS

08/06/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Transducer Modeling for Accurate Acoustic Simulations of Transcranial Focused Ultrasound Stimulation

Cristina Pasquinelli, Hazael Montanaro, Hyunjoo Jenny Lee, Lars G. Hanson, Hyungguk Kim, Niels Kuster, Hartwig R Siebner, Esra Neufeld and Axel Thielscher, Journal of Neural Engineering, 2020, Volume 17, Issue 4, 046010, online 2 June 2020; doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/ab98dc

 
PUBLICATIONS

05/06/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Assessment of Exposure to Electric Vehicle Inductive Power Transfer Systems: Experimental Measurements and Numerical Dosimetry

Ilaria Liorni, Oriano Bottauscio, Roberta Guilizzoni, Peter Ankarson, Jorge Bruna, Arya Fallahi, Stuart Harmon and Mauro Zucca, Sustainability 2020, Volume 12, Issue 11, 4573, online 03 June 2020; doi: 10.3390/su12114573

 
PUBLICATIONS

22/05/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Pixel-Wise Assessment of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance First-Pass Perfusion Using a Cardiac Phantom Mimicking Transmural Myocardial Perfusion Gradients

Xenios Milidonis, Muhummad Sohaib Nazir, Torben Schneider, Myles Capstick, Sita Drost, Gertjan Kok, Nikola Pelevic, Christian Poelma, Tobias Schaeffter, and Amedeo Chiribiri, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2020, online 19 May 2020; doi: 10.1002/mrm.28296

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

27/04/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Successful 2020 SPARC Ideas Lab

IT’IS and NIH hosted the five-day SPARC Ideas Lab in April 2020 on Predictive Modeling to Inform Development of Bioelectronic Medicine Therapies.

 
Other News

14/04/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

IT'IS in the Time of COVID-19

The IT'IS Foundation is responding to the outbreak of COVID-19 with a combination of home office and social distancing measures to protect the safety of employees and their loved ones. IT'IS is keeping disruption to a minimum while maintaining core operations to be able to meet all commitments without delay.

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/04/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Novel Test Field Diversity Method for Demonstrating Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety of Active Implantable Medical Devices

Aiping Yao, Earl Zastrow, Esra Neufeld, Maria Cabanes-Sempere, Theodoros Samaras, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine & Biology 2020, Volume 65, 075004, online 07 April 2019; doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/ab7507

 
PUBLICATIONS

27/03/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Assessment of Genotoxicity in Human Cells Exposed to Modulated Electromagnetic Fields of Wireless Communication Devices

David Schuermann, Christina Ziemann, Zeinab Barekati, Myles Capstick, Antje Oertel, Frauke Focke, Manuel Murbach, Niels Kuster, Clemens Dasenbrock, and Primo Schär, Genes 2020, Volume 11, Issue 4, 347, online 25 March 2020; doi: 10.3390/genes11040347

 
Other News

26/03/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

The REFLEX Project Controversy: The IT'IS Foundation’s Position

The controversy of the EU FP7 REFLEX project (QLK4-CT-1999-01574) continues even after more than 10 years. This is the position the Niels Kuster and the IT'IS Foundation.

 
Other News

06/03/2020

Contact
customized@itis.swiss

 

Z43 at ISO 10974 JWG in Washington DC

The ISO 10974 Joint Working Group (JWG) met from March 4-6, 2020 at AAMI to discuss safety aspects of the electromagnetic compatibility of active implants during magnetic resonance examinations.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

05/03/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Official Launch of NIH SPARC Portal

The SPARC Portal provides free access to the steadily growing collection of data, maps, and computational studies that are being established within the SPARC initiative.

 
Other News

20/02/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Daniel Nanz

Professor Daniel Nanz of the Swiss Center for Musculoskeletal Imaging at the Balgrist Campus was a special guest presenter in the IT'IS Brown-Bag-Lunch seminar series on 18 February 2020 with a presentation on "SCMI and the high-field challenge”.

 
PUBLICATIONS

03/02/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Discussion on Spatial and Time Averaging Restrictions Within the Electromagnetic Exposure Safety Framework in the Frequency Range Above 6 GHz for Pulsed and Localized Exposures

Esra Neufeld, Theodoros Samaras, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 41, Issue 2, February 2020, pp. 164–168, online 30 December 2019; doi:10.1002/bem.22244

 
Other News

31/01/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Zurich43 Retreat 2020 on Artificial Intelligence

Zurich43's annual retreat was held 27 – 28 January 2020 to discuss "Artificial Intelligence - Impact on Z43 and Beyond" with a particular focus on benefits, opportunities, and threats for research, technology, and society.

 
PUBLICATIONS

21/01/2020

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

 
Other News

27/12/2019

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Z43 Jubilees Follow-Up

Watch some impressions and highlights from our Z43 Jubilees Party which took place on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Zurich!

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

20/12/2019

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

2020 SPARC Ideas Lab

IT’IS and NIH will host five-day SPARC Ideas Lab in April 2020 on Predictive Modeling to Inform Development of Bioelectronic Medicine Therapies.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

16/12/2019

Contact
virtualpopulation@itis.swiss

 

IMAnalytics and MRIxViP Qualified by FDA for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety Evaluations

ZMT's IMAnalytics evaluation tool and the IT'IS field libraries MRIxViP1.5T/3.0T become the first FDA-approved computational modeling Medical Device Development Tool (MDDT)

 
Other News

02/12/2019

Contact
info@itis.swiss

 

Z43 Jubilees – “Let the Good Times Roar!

On Friday, 29 November 2019, Z43 hosted their annual party in “roaring twenties” style to celebrate the 20th anniversary of IT’IS and the 25th jubilee of SPEAG!

 
Other News

15/11/2019

Contact
customized@itis.swiss

 

Z43 at ISO 10974 JWG in Prague

The ISO 10974 Joint Working Group (JWG) met from November 11 – 13, 2019 in Prague to discuss safety aspects of the electromagnetic compatibility of active implants during magnetic resonance examinations.

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2019

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Current Directions in the Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation I and II

Eugenijus Kaniusas, Stefan Kampusch, Marc Tittgemeyer, Fivos Panetsos, Raquel Fernandez Gines, Michele Papa, Attila Kiss, Bruno Podesser, Antonino Cassarà, Emmeric Tanghe, Amine Mohammed Samoudi, Thomas Tarnaud, Wout Joseph, Vaidotas Marozas, Arunas Lukosevicius, Niko Ištuk, Sarah Lechner, Wlodzimierz Klonowski, Giedrius Varoneckas, Constantin Szeles, and Antonio Šarolic, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Section Neuroprosthetics 2019: (I) 13:854, online 09 August 2019, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00854; (II) 13:772, online 24 July 2019; doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00772

 
PUBLICATIONS

27/09/2019

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Novel Method and Procedure for Evaluating Compliance of Sources with Strong Gradient Magnetic Fields such as Wireless Power Transfer Systems.

Ilaria Liorni, Tomasz Lisewski, Myles Capstick, Sven Kuehn and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compability 2019, online 08 August 2019, doi: 10.1109/TEMC.2019.2924519

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/2019

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure on Neuronal Differentiation and Mitochondrial Function in SH-SY5Y Cells

Nicole von Niederhäusern, Angélique Ducray, Jana Zielinski, Manuel Murbach, and Meike Mevissen, Toxicology in Vitro 2019, Volume 61, 104609, online 24 July 2019; doi: 10.1016/j.tiv.2019.104609

 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

15/08/2019

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Final Meeting of NEUROMAN Project Partners at Zurich 43

The final meeting of the NEUROMAN project partners took place at Zurich 43 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

 
Other News

14/08/2019

Contact
customized@itis.swiss

 

Implant Safety Evaluation at IT'IS – Episode II: Model Validation using Test Field Diversity

This is the second episode of our new video series explaining how the radiofrequency response of active implants can be easily characterized with the latest off-the-shelf benchtop testing equipment and applying the latest assessment procedure. 

 
Page 1 of 21
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
 
+41 44 245 96 96
Latest News
 
 
Recent Events
 
 
IEC TC106 WG9 Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, 10 –11 April 2018
10/04/2018 - 11/04/2018 (IT'IS Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland)