IT’IS and ZMT release open source version of the medical image segmentation and modeling toolkit iSEG
The Medical Image Segmentation Tool Set iSEG, originally developed by IT'IS as an in-house solution for the creation of computational anatomical phantoms such as our widely used Virtual Population, is now open source. This important step will facilitate the further improvement, extension, and eventual re-purposing of the iSEG platform for communities beyond its original scope.
The iSEG medical-image segmentation and modeling toolkit is now open source. Watch the introductory tutorial here.
Compared to alternative software, iSEG is able to handle enormous 3D image datasets and manage large numbers of different tissues or complex tissue hierarchies, making it the ideal toolbox for the efficient, fast, and flexible generation of anatomical phantoms from various types of imaging data. Ever since its development, iSEG has been licensed to Z43 partner ZMT for integration into ZMT’s Sim4Life simulation platform as an image-modeling module that allows users to create patient-specific anatomical geometries for dosimetry, hyperthermia, neuro-stimulation, and other life science applications.
The decision to make iSEG open source was made in recognition of the multitude of diverse questions that arise in medical-image segmentation, with powerful problem-specific algorithms and workflows. iSEG is released under the very permissive MIT license on GitHub, which enables users to create their own extensions. To support this feature, we implemented an easy-to-use plugin mechanism to allow the addition of new algorithms with simple user interfaces without having to modify the iSEG core.
We hope this approach will encourage a growing community of researchers and developers to use and extend iSEG for their individual projects. Instructions for building from the source code and tutorials for first-time users are available on our GitHub page.
IT'IS and ZMT remain committed to maintaining and extending iSEG in the future.
The research and technological development roadmap in support of in silico clinical trials produced by the Avicenna Action is now published online, click here to go to Research Gate for a download link. Davnah Payne represented the IT’IS Foundation as one of 525 experts in this initiative funded by the European Commission.
Anke Huss, Manuel Murbach, Imke van Moorselaar, Niels Kuster, Rob van Strien, Hans Kromhout, Roel Vermeulen, and Pauline Slottje, Bioelectromagnetics,Volume 37, Issue 1, pp. 62–68, January 2016, online December 11, 2015
IT’IS is now proud to announce the release of Duke cV3.1, the first of the ViP models to have been upgraded for use with the new posing method available in the multiphysics computational life sciences platform Sim4Life 2.2!
Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), described the use of the Virtual Family (VF) models – developed in a international collaboration led by the IT’IS Foundation and the FDA – for electromagnetic, thermal, acoustic, and computational fluid dynamics simulations that could be used to supplement or even replace data from clinical investigations of new devices.
The Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI has nominated the research project entitled “S4L-CAPITALIS – In Silico Analysis and Optimization of Neurovascular and Neurological Devices and Treatments in the Head”, submitted by the IT’IS Foundation together with partner ZMT Zurich Medtech AG, for the prestigious CTI Swiss Medtech 2015 Award.
Our paper “EMC/EMI Near-field Testbed for EM Phasor Measurements Using Active Optical Sensors,” featuring the latest research in near-field EMC/EMI scanning technologies implemented in SPEAG’s TDS and ICEy systems, was awarded the Best Symposium Paper Award at the 2015 Asia-Pacific International EMC Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan.
The EU-funded consortium on Advanced Research on Interaction Mechanisms of electroMagnetic exposures with Organisms for Risk Assessment (ARIMMORA) convened for the final time March 9 – 13, 2015 at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon for a risk assessment workshop and final General Assembly meeting.
The IT’IS Foundation was one of 17 organizations invited by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation to contribute to the Brain Workshop on Treatment Envelope & Simulation held February 2 – 3, 2015 in Charlottesville VA, USA.
Caroline Lustenberger, Manuel Murbach, Laura Tüshaus, Flavia Wehrle, Niels Kuster, Peter Achermann, and Reto Huber, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp. 169–177, April 2015, online February 17, 2015