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12/03/2019
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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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13/05/2015

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PUBLICATIONS

22/04/2015

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MIDA: A Multimodal Imaging-Based Detailed Anatomical Model of the Human Head and Neck

Maria Iacono, Esra Neufeld, Esther Akinnagbe, Kelsey Bower, Johanna Wolf, Ioannis Oikonomidis, Deepika Sharma, Bryn Lloyd, Bertram Wilm, Michael Wyss, Klaas Pruessmann, Andras Jakab, Nikos Makris, Ethan Cohen, Niels Kuster, Wolfgang Kainz, and Leonardo Angelone, PLoS ONE, Volume 10, Issue 4, online April 22, 2015

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

21/04/2015

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IT'IS Annual Report 2014

The Annual Report 2014 features key figures for 2014 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Interference and Compatibility Evaluation System (ICEy)
  • Virtual Population 2.0 & 3.0 – High Resolution Anatomical Models for Medical Device Evaluation
  • Sim4Life: A Computable, Functionalized Anatomical Model-Centered Approach to Computational Life Scienes
  • Harnessing Technology to Create Advanced RF Hyperthermia Delivery Concepts

 
PUBLICATIONS

17/04/2015

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Compliance Testing Methodology for Wireless Power Transfer Systems

Jagadish Nadakuduti, Mark Douglas, Lin Lu, Andreas Christ, Paul Guckian, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp. 6264 – 6273; online February 19, 2015

 

 

 
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17/03/2015

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Wrapping up ARIMMORA – Risk Assessment Workshop and Final General Assembly Meeting at IARC in Lyon, March 9 – 13, 2015

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.

 
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16/03/2015

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Two Great Research Organizations are Defining Next Generation Phantom Testing in the Emerging Market for Wearable Devices

Defining the road ahead for wearable devices is another challenge in the growth of IOT.

 
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26/02/2015

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IT’IS Attends Brain Simulation Workshop on Computer Modeling of Focused Ultrasound

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.

 
PUBLICATIONS

19/02/2015

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Inter-Individual and Intra-Individual Variation of the Effects of Pulsed RF EMF Exposure on the Human Sleep EEG

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

 
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16/02/2015

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The Discrepancy between Maximum In Vitro Exposure Levels and Realistic Conservative Exposure Levels of Mobile Phones Operating at 900/1800 MHz

Gernot Schmid and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp. 133–148, February 2015, online January 30, 2015

 
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20/01/2015

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Award of 2014 Rotblat Medal to Virtual Family Developers Featured on medicalphysicsweb

The award of 2014 Rotblat Medal to Virtual Family developers, the paper, and the IT’IS Foundation’s ongoing contribution to computational life sciences were highlighted in a recent column at medicalphysicsweb

 
AWARDS

19/01/2015

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Virtual Family Wins 2014 Physics in Medicine & Biology Citations Prize

The Physics in Medicine & Biology Citations Prize, the Rotblat Medal, for 2014 has been awarded to the IT’IS Foundation and colleagues for the paper “The Virtual Family–Development of surface-based anatomical models of two adults and two children for dosimetric simulations” by A. Christ et al.

 
MAJOR EVENTS

18/01/2015

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Registration Open for ESHO2015

Registration Open for ESHO2015, the 30th Annual Meeting of the EUROPEAN SOCIETY for HYPERTHERMIC ONCOLOGY, Co-Hosted by the IT'IS Foundation

 
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16/01/2015

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Human Exposure from Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy Mats: A Numerical Case Study with Three Commercial Products

Valerio De Santis, Mark Douglas, Jagadish Nadakuduti, Stefan Benkler, Xi Lin Chen, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp. 149–161, February 2015, online January 16, 2015

 
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13/01/2015

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IT’IS Releases New Online Fluid Properties Database and Publishes References Used to Determine Database Values

The IT’IS Foundation announces the release of a new database of fluid properties to complement the existing material parameters database. The new database compiles values on temperature-dependent viscosity, density, heat capacity, and thermal conductivity values for specific fluids. Also newly available are tabulated lists of the references used to determine the values in both the material parameters and fluid properties databases. The new format of the reference list links each database entry to a pdf of the reference(s) used to generate the value.

 
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11/12/2014

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Genetic Analysis of Circadian Responses to Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields in Drosophila melanogaster

Giorgio Fedele, Mathew Edwards, Supriya Bhutani, John Hares, Manuel Murbach, Edward Green, Stephane Dissel, Michael Hastings, Ezio Rosato, and Charalambos Kyriacou, PLoS Genetics, Volume 10, Issue 12, online December 4, 2014

 
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05/12/2014

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Kyriakou (2014) Thesis

Adamos Kyriakou, “Multi-Physics Computational Modeling of Focused Ultrasound Therapies”, PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 22413, Zurich, 2014

 
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25/11/2014

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SPEAG & IT'IS Night 2014: A Smashing Bash!

The red carpet was rolled out at the Volkshaus at Helvetiaplatz on the evening of Friday, November 21st to welcome attendees of the jubilee party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SPEAG and the 15th anniversary of the IT’IS Foundation.

 
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17/11/2014

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Spectacular Applied Research (SAR) – 2014 National Future Day

Thursday, November 13 was 2014 Future Day at Z43, and eleven curious and enthousiastic young adults spent a day visiting our team at IT’IS, SPEAG, and ZMT laboratories.

 
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03/11/2014

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Quantification of RF-Exposure of the Fetus Using Anatomical CAD-Models in Three Different Gestational Stages

Eugenia Cabot, Andreas Christ, Barbara Bühlmann, Marcel Zefferer, Nicolas Chavannes, Jurriaan F. Bakker, Gerard C. van Rhoon, and Niels Kuster, Health Physics, Volume 107, Issue 5, pp. 369381, online November 2014

 
PRESS

30/09/2014

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Medicalphysicsweb Column Highlights IT'IS Latest Paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

Medicalphysicsweb dedicates a column to IT'IS latest paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

 
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30/09/2014

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Medicalphysicsweb Column Highlights IT'IS Latest Paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

Medicalphysicsweb dedicates a column to IT'IS latest paper on The Virtual Population 3.0

 
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29/09/2014

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Dosimetric Study of Fetal Exposure to Uniform Magnetic Fields at 50 Hz

Ilaria Liorni, Marta Parazzini, Serena Fiocchi, Mark Douglas, Myles Capstick, Marie-Christine Gosselin, Niels Kuster, and Paolo Ravazzani, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 35, Issue 8, pp. 580597, online September 29, 2014

 
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21/08/2014

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21/08/2014

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Development of a New Generation of High-Resolution Anatomical Models for Medical Device Evaluation: The Virtual Population 3.0

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Esra Neufeld, Heidi Moser, Eveline Huber, Silvia Farcito, Livia Gerber, Maria Jedensjö, Isabel Hilber, Fabienne Di Gennaro, Bryn Lloyd, Emilio Cherubini, Dominik Szczerba, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 59, Issue 18, pp. 5287–5303, online August 21, 2014

 
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21/08/2014

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Development of a New Generation of High-Resolution Anatomical Models for Medical Device Evaluation: The Virtual Population 3.0

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Esra Neufeld, Heidi Moser, Eveline Huber, Silvia Farcito, Livia Gerber, Maria Jedensjö, Isabel Hilber, Fabienne Di Gennaro, Bryn Lloyd, Emilio Cherubini, Dominik Szczerba, Wolfgang Kainz, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 59, Issue 18, pp. 5287–5303, online August 21, 2014

 
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21/08/2014

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16/08/2014

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IT’IS Foundation has Strong Showing in Beijing at URSI GASS 2014

The 31st General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS 2014) was held August 16 – 23, 2014 at the Beijing Conference Center in downtown Beijing, China.

 
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17/07/2014

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2014 IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Workshop and IT'IS Partners Featured on Taiwanese TV

The Taiwanese television news and information program ‘100% Life’ covered the 2014 IEEE Biomedical Electronics EMC Workshop held on May 23, 2014 in Taipei.

 
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03/07/2014

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Influence of Non Ionizing Radiation of Base Stations on the Activity of Redox Proteins in Bovines

Michael Hässig, Marietta Wullschleger, Hanspeter Naegeli, Jaqueline Kupper, Bernhard Spiess, Niels Kuster, Myles Capstick, and Manuel Murbach, BMC Veterinary Research, Volume 10, Issue 136, online June 19, 2014

 
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18/06/2014

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IEEE Microwave Magazine Conference Report on IEEE MTT-S IMWS-Bio 2013

The current issue of IEEE Microwave Magazine (June 2014) features a report about the International Microwave Workshop Series on RF and Wireless Technologies for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications (IMWSBio 2013), held last year in Singapore during which Niels delivered a keynote presentation entitled “In Silico Effectiveness and Safety Evaluations of Active Implantable Neuro-Stimulating Devices: Still A Dream or Soon Reality”.

 
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