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12/03/2019
VIRTUAL POPULATION

Release of MRIxViP V2.0 with Improved Patient Coverage

The new release of our MRIxViP exposure libraries greatly strengthens any MRI exposure related analysis. The combination of the new anatomical phantoms, simulated with all birdcage variations, and imaging positions leads to a massive increase of precomputed radiofrequency (RF)-induced electromagnetic field distributions comprising terabytes of data.

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The MRIxViP exposure libraries now include the four latest Virtual Population (ViP) models from IT’IS: in addition to the eight anatomical phantoms already included in the V1.0 library, we have now added the Korean female model Yoon-sun, and three morphed models to extend population coverage: a slimmer Fats (BMI 29, down from 36), and two heavier Ellas (BMI 26 and 30, up from 22). We have also updated the exposure data for Fats based on the updated Fats V3.2.

The additional ViP models make MRIxViP V2.0 even more representative of exposure in patients undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam. In combination with IMAnalytics, a powerful software that allows fully automated Tier 3 analysis of RF-induced local power deposition at the electrodes of implantable devices, the extended library facilitates the standardized, effective and comprehensive evaluation of potential risks from exposure, e.g. in patients with active or passive implants.

We will to continue expand the library to increase patient coverage, with additional anatomical phantoms, relevant postures, and other configurations that will continuously increase the reliability of MRI related safety assessment.

Customers who purchased the full MRIxViP V1.0 together with a Service & Maintenance contract will receive the new version MRIxViP V2.0 shortly. No workflow changes are necessary!

For more information on MRIxViP V2.0, contact us at customized@itis.swiss.

 

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01/03/2019

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Unified SAR Measurement Standard a Step Closer to Publication

At the latest IEC TC106 JWG13 editorial meeting in Frankfurt, the comment responses for IEC/IEEE 62209-1528 were completed. This is an important standard for exposure evaluation from wireless devices that is now prepared for IoT.

 
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22/02/2019

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Workshop on Harmonization of Connectivity of the Digital Citizen

A successful one-day workshop  on "Harmonization of Connectivity of the Digital Citizen" – co-organized by the IEEE and IT'IS with support from the ETH Zurich and the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina – was held Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

 
PRESS

19/02/2019

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NZZ am Sonntag Asks "Can Mobile Phones Make You Sick?"

In an article in the NZZ am Sonntag, the results of the NTP study – that cell phone radiation can cause cancer in rats – are discussed. However, the US Department of Health claims that the findings cannot be extended to human exposures.

 
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18/02/2019

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Non-Compliance of Mobile Devices Addressed in "Beobachter"

The Swiss magazine “Beobachter” reports the results of mobile phone market surveillance of France's L'Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR).

 
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25/01/2019

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Till Bay

Dr. Till Bay, CEO and co-founder of Incremed AG and CEO of Comerge AG, was a guest speaker in the BBL seminar series with a presentation on "AR for Medical Interventions".

 
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23/01/2019

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Zurich43 Retreat 2019 on Ethics & Z43 Culture

Zurich43's annual retreat was held 21 – 22 January 2019 to discuss "Ethics & Z43 Culture in Real or Perceived Devaluing Times" with a particular focus on fairness, justice, recognition, and populism. 

 
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20/01/2019

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FET-PROACTIVE Project NeuHeart Kick-off Meeting

The IT'IS Foundation and its partners met in Pisa, Italy, to kick-off the newly approved European FET-PROACTIVE project “NeuHeart”.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

16/01/2019

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iSEG Is Now Open Source

IT'IS and ZMT provide medical-image segmentation and modeling toolkit iSEG as an open source project on GitHub.

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/12/2018

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Computational Animal Phantoms for Electromagnetic Dosimetry

Ilaria Liorni, Bryn Lloyd, Silvia Farcito, and Niels Kuster, in Computational Anatomical Animal Models: Methodological developments and research applications, Edited by Habib Zaidi, Pages 11-1 – 11-18, online December 2018

 
PUBLICATIONS

28/11/2018

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Functionalized Anatomical Models for Computational Life Sciences

Esra Neufeld, Bryn Lloyd, Beatrice Schneider, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Frontiers in Physiology, section Computational Physiology and Medicine, online 16 November 2018, doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01594

 
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26/11/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Philippe Cattin

Professor Dr. Philippe Cattin of the University of Basel Department of Biomedical Engineering was a guest speaker in the BBL seminar series with a presentation on "Volume Rendering in Virtual Reality (VR²)".

 
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12/11/2018

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Final Reports of NTP Rodent Studies

National Toxicology Program (NTP) Technical Reports: Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies in Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD Rats Exposed to Whole-Body Radio Frequency Radiation at a Frequency (900 MHz) and Modulations (GSM and CDMA) Used by Cell Phones (TR595) and Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies in B6C3F1/N Mice Exposed to Whole-Body Radio Frequency Radiation at a Frequency (1,900 MHz) and Modulations (GSM and CDMA) Used by Cell Phones (TR596)

 
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08/11/2018

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Z43 Hosts a C++ Meetup

On October 31, Z43 hosted a "Meetup" on C++ coding attended by local programmers.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

05/11/2018

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IT’IS in Nature and Announcement of the First Neuro-Functionalized Computational Anatomical Model

IT’IS in Nature: Our in silico neurostimulation tools are being used in groundbreaking research, but we don’t stop there ‒ we are pleased to announce the first neuro-functionalized computational anatomical model Yoon-sun V4.0.

 
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02/11/2018

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Global Excitement about Spinal Cord Injury Results Published in Nature

A paper – co-authored by Esra Neufeld and Niels Kuster – published 31 October 2018 in Nature, on the results of a study in which three paraplegic patients recovered the ability to walk after years of paralysis, has been widely covered in the popular press worldwide.

 
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01/11/2018

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Theoretical and Numerical Assessment of Maximally Allowable Power-Density Averaging Area for Conservative Electromagnetic Exposure Assessment Above 6 GHz

Esra Neufeld, Eduardo Carrasco, Manuel Murbach, Quirino Balzano, Andreas Christ, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, December 2018, Volume 39, Issue 8, pp. 617–630; online 01 November 2018; doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/bem.22147

 

 
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01/11/2018

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Targeted Neurotechnology Restores Walking in Humans with Spinal Cord Injury

Fabien B. Wagner, Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Camille G. Le Goff-Mignardot, Robin Demesmaeker, Salif Komi, Marco Capogrosso, Andreas Rowald, Ismael Seáñez, Miroslav Caban, Elvira Pirondini, Molywan Vat, Laura McCracken, Roman Heimgartner, Isabelle Fodor, Anne Watrin, Perrine Seguin, Edorardo Paoles, Katrien Van Den Keybus, Grégoire Eberle, Brigitte Schurch, Etienne Pralong, Fabio Becce, John Prior, Nicholas Buse, Rik Buschman, Esra Neufeld, Niels Kuster, Stefano Carda, Joachim von Zitzewitz, Vincent Delattre, Tim Denison, Hendrik Lambert, Karen Minassian, Jocelyne Bloch, and Grégoire Courtine, Nature, Volume 563, Issue 7729, pages 65–71, online 31 October 2018, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0649-2

 
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23/10/2018

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IT'IS SIM-CORE Continues Full-Speed into Its Second Year

The IT’IS o2S2PARC team has been awarded a second year of funding by the U.S. National Institutes of Health! In year 2, the focus will be on usability, simulators, and onboarding of first users.

 
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23/10/2018

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Niels Kuster Interviewed for Article in Tages Anzeiger

Niels Kuster was interviewed for an article published in the Tages Anzeiger on how to minimize health risks associated with cellular phone use.

 
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22/10/2018

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Novel Mechanistic Model and Computational Approximation for Electromagnetic Safety Evaluations of Electrically Short Implants

Ilaria Liorni, Esra Neufeld, Sven Kuhn, Manuel Murbach, Earl Zastrow, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, accepted manuscript online 18 October 2018

 
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15/10/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guests Angelo Iollo and Haysam Telib

Professor Dr. Angelo Iollo of INRIA and Dr. Haysam Telib of Optimad Engineering were guest speakers in the BBL seminar series with a presentation on “Convergence Between Data and High-Fidelity Numerical Models”.

 
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08/10/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Klaas Enno Stephan

Professor Dr. Klaas Enno Stephan of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, was a guest speaker in the BBL seminar series with a presentation on "Translational Neuromodeling for Psychiatry and Psychosomatics".

 
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28/09/2018

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IT'IS Research Reported in Beobachter

The Swiss news outlet Beobachter published an article on the contributions of IT'IS to the success of the NTP rodent study.

 
PUBLICATIONS

24/09/2018

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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, December 2018, Volume 115, Issue 6, pp. 705–711; Early View, online 21 September 2018, doi: 10.1097/HP.00000000000009302018

 
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18/09/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Colleen Clancy

Prof. Colleen E. Clancy of UC Davis was a guest speaker in the BBL seminar series with a presentation on "Computational cardiology from the atom to the rhythm".

 
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30/08/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series: Special Guest Theo Samaras

Professor Theodoros Samaras of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece was a special guest presenter in the IT'IS Brown-Bag-Lunch (BBL) seminar series on Tuesday 28 August 2018 with a presentation on "Magnetic Nanoparticles as Therapeutic Agents: Focusing on the Role of a Scientist and Engineer".

 
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24/08/2018

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Weiterführende Untersuchungen zur Dosimetrie einer tierexperimentellen Studie an Labornagern mit hochfrequenten elektromagnetischen Feldern

Manuel Murbach, Bryn Lloyd, Silvia Farcito, Theodoros Samaras, and Niels Kuster, Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS), Vorhaben 3615S82433; online 15 August 2018; urn:nbn:de:0221-2018080815828

 
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13/08/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest SPEAG Alum Oliver Egger

Oliver Egger, the founder of agile health data information systems (ahdis) gmbh, was a special guest speaker in the IT'IS Foundation's Brown Bag Lunch seminar series on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

 
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02/08/2018

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IT'IS and BNNSPEAG at SRTC 2018 Engineering Seminar in New Delhi

IT’IS Director Niels Kuster was an international expert speaker at the Standards Regulations Testing Certifications (SRTC) 2018 Engineering Seminar in New Delhi, India. The two-day seminar-workshop, held 25 – 26 July 2018, featured presentations by representatives of the Indian government to introduce its program for mandatory testing and certification of telecommunications equipment. BNNSPEAG participated with a booth, with live demonstrations of cSAR3D and advice on state-of-the-art test facilities the newly formulated Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipment (MTCTE) test protocols.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

31/07/2018

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New Computational Phantom Yoon-sun: Important ViP Extension in Unmatched Segmentation Quality

IT’IS is proud to announce the release of the first Asian member of our ViP, the Korean female computational anatomical model “Yoon-sun cV3.1”! The new phantom is based on high-quality images with a resolution of 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.2 mm and provides unmatched details from head to toe.

 
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