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20/02/2020
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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Daniel Nanz

On Tuesday 18 February 2020, IT'IS had the pleasure of hosting Prof. Daniel Nanz, platform director of the Swiss Center for Musculoskeletal Imaging (SCMI), as our guest at the "Brown Bag Lunch" (BBL) seminar series. The SCMI is part of a research institution of national importance at the Balgrist Campus and provides access to the newest generation radiological imaging equipment, i.e., magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), micro-CT and ultrasound. At the seminar, Prof. Nanz presented the "SCMI and the high-field challenge".

In his presentation, Prof. Nanz shared with us the exciting opportunities that the new research facility holds. The SCMI was specifically designed to promote research and development. Its open space allows researchers to share knowledge, resources, and infrastructure in order to foster exchange and establish new collaborations. Currently, the SCMI conducts research in the field of imaging the human musculoskeletal system and aims at translating research results into clinical applications. It has the first 7T MRI system with CE mark and FDA clearance for head and knee imaging. In his presentation, Prof. Nanz provided examples of state-of-the-art high resolution images of fat and muscle tissue and the nervous system and discussed the challenges that must be overcome to maximise the impact of these exciting imaging technologies.

We thank Prof. Nanz for his visit and look forward for future collaborations with the SCMI.

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BBL guest Prof. Daniel Nanz introducing the work at the SCMI at the Balgrist Campus.

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31/01/2020

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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.

 
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27/12/2019

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Z43 Jubilees Follow-Up

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

 
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20/12/2019

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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

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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)

 
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02/12/2019

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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!

 
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15/11/2019

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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

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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, online 10 July 2019; doi: 10.1002/bem.22206

 
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27/09/2019

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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

 

 
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01/09/2019

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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

 

 
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15/08/2019

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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.

 
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14/08/2019

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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. 

 
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12/08/2019

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Anatomical Model Uncertainty for RF Safety Evaluation of AIMD under MRI Exposure

Aiping Yao, Earl Zastrow, Eugenia Cabot, Bryn Lloyd, Beatrice Schneider, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, online 08 August 2019; doi: 10.1002/bem.22206

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

25/07/2019

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Launch of SPARC Portal at ISAN 2019

IT'IS will be at ISAN 2019 to demonstrate a very first version of our o2S2PARC platform via the newly established “SPARC Portal”.

 
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22/07/2019

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Efficient and Reliable Assessment of the Maximum Local Tissue Temperature Increase at the Electrodes of Medical Implants under MRI Exposure

Aiping Yao, Earl Zastrow, Esra Neufeld, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, online 19 July 2019; doi: 10.1002/bem.22208

 
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02/07/2019

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Z43 Expands into New Quarters: Moving to the Frontline!

Z43 is expanding into beautiful new quarters at Ankerstrasse / Kräuelgasse, which include some much-needed meeting spaces. The new workplace, the former headquarters of Fabric Frontline, was inaugurated July 1 with an "Info Day" presentation in the "Salon", followed by an Apéro.

 
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02/07/2019

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Response to Professor Foster’s Comments on Systematic Derivation of Safety Limits for Time-Varying 5G Radiofrequency Exposure Based on Analytical Models and Thermal Dose

Esra Neufeld and Niels Kuster, Health Physics 2018, Volume 117, Issue 1, July 2019, pp. 70–71, online 10 June 2019; doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000001091

 
AWARDS

28/06/2019

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Ilaria Liorni Wins Young Scientist Award at BioEM2019!

Ilaria Liorni was the winner of the BioEM2019 Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award for her presentation entitled "Physics-based closed coupling factors for evaluating exposures to gradient magnetic fields".

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

26/06/2019

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Release of Neuro-Functionalized Male ViP Model Jeduk V4.0

Only six months after the release of Yoon-sun V4.0, IT’IS introduces its male counterpart, neuro-functionalized Virtual Population model Jeduk V4.0.

 
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24/06/2019

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IT'IS at the 10974 Joint Working Group in Nancy

The ISO 10974 Joint Working Group (JWG) met from June 19 – 21, 2019 to discuss safety aspects of the electromagnetic compatibility of active implants during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exposures.

 
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21/06/2019

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Max Novelli

Max Novelli, Head of Informatics and Data at the Rehabilitation Neural Engineering Laboratory (RNEL) of the University of Pittsburgh, presented a special BBL on "Life in a Neurophysiology lab,...and more", 12 June 2019

 
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19/06/2019

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Implant Safety Evaluation at IT'IS – Episode I: Generation of the piX model

IT'IS has just launched a 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. 

 
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05/06/2019

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IT'IS Attends 2nd Sino-US Summit on Medical Device Risk Assessment

More than 300 participants gathered mid-May at the CMEF Spring 2019 in Shanghai for the “2nd Sino-US Summit Forum of Medical Device Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) Risk Assessment - Studies on Safety Assurance and Risk Assessment of Active Implanted Devices Medical", co-hosted by the IT’IS Foundation.

 
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04/06/2019

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Novel ETV6-RUNX1 Mouse Model to Study the Role of ELF-MF in Childhood B-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Pilot Study

Elena Campos-Sanchez, Carolina Vicente-Dueñas, Guillermo Rodríguez-Hernández, Myles Capstick, Niels Kuster, Clemens Dasenbrock, Isidro Sánchez-García, and César Cobaleda, Bioelectromagnetics 2019, Volume 40, Issue 5, July 2019, pp. 343–353, online 3 June 2019; doi: 10.1002/bem.22193

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

10/04/2019

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Release of Male ViP Model Jeduk cV3.1

IT’IS achieves another major milestone with the release of the second Korean computational phantom in unmatched segmentation quality.

 
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08/04/2019

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Understanding Ultrasound Neuromodulation Using a Computationally Efficient and Interpretable Model of Intramembrane Cavitation

Théo Lemaire, Esra Neufeld, Niels Kuster, and Silvestro Micera, Journal of Neural Engineering, online 5 April 2019; doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/ab1685

 
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04/04/2019

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IT'IS Hosts Thermal Dose Workshop 2019

IT'IS hosted a Thermal Dose Workshop at Z43 on April 2–3, 2019, for discussions of critical safety issues in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Participants packed the third-floor meeting room for 2 days of presentations on a wide range of pertinent topics and intense discussion to inform the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) MT40 team working on the draft of the latest version of the MRI safety standard 60601-2-33.

 
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01/04/2019

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Unified SAR Measurement Standard Moves Forward; 5G and IoT Standards Also Progress

Last week during IEC and IEEE joint meetings in New Jersey, the unified SAR measurement standard IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 passed another milestone towards completion. Publication is expected later this year. Two committee drafts (CDs) for exposure assessment of 5G millimeter-wave devices were positively received and are in preparation for the next stage. The IEEE Guide 1528.7 for IoT devices will complete its first draft in June.

 
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29/03/2019

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Mario Romero Ortega

Prof. Mario Romero Ortega of the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and the UTA Research Institute visited IT'IS with his BBL presentation "Electronic Interfacing of Peripheral Nerves: Technology and Applications".

 
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25/03/2019

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Z43 at the BMES-FDA Conference and ISO 10974 Joint Working Group in Washington DC, March 19-22

The BMES-FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference took place in Washington DC this week, with a focus on personalized patient healthcare and many references to the "digital twin" concept. Concurrently with the conference, the ISO 10974 Joint Working Group (JWG) met to discuss safety aspects of the electromagnetic compatibility of active implants during MRI exposures. 

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

12/03/2019

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Release of MRIxViP V2.0 with Improved Patient Coverage

IT'IS releases new version of MRIxViP exposure libraries for 1.5T and 3T with additional Virtual Population

 
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