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iSEG Is Now Open Source

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.

For more information, contact us at info@itis.swiss or via GitHub.

PUBLICATIONS

09/09/2009

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Kühn (2009) Thesis

Sven Kühn, “EMF Risk Assessment: Exposure Assessment and Compliance Testing in Complex Environments,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 18637, Zurich, 2009

 
PUBLICATIONS

22/08/2009

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dominik@itis.swiss

 

Fast Implicit Simulation of Oscillatory Flow in Human Abdominal Bifurcation using a Schur Complement Preconditioner

Kathrin Burckhardt, Dominik Szczerba, Jedediah Brown, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar, and Gabor Szekely, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Euro-Par 2009 - Parallel Processing (refereed proceedings of the 15th International Euro-Par Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, August 25-28, 2009),Volume 5704/200, pp. 747–759, August 22, 2009

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/08/2009

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dominik@itis.swiss

 

A Multiphysics Model of Myoma Growth

Dominik Szczerba, Bryn A. Lloyd, Michael Bajka, and Gabor Szekely, in International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 17–27, August 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

03/08/2009

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oberle@itis.swiss

 

Galvanic Coupling Enabling Wireless Implant Communications

Marc Simon Wegmueller, Sonja Huclova, Juerg Froehlich, Michael Oberle, Norbert Felber, Niels Kuster, Wolfgang Fichtner, in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Volume 58, Issue 8, pp. 2618–2625, August 2009, online July 7

 

 
Other News

01/08/2009

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Excerpt of FDA Activity Report to US Congress

A new IT'IS Project:

Critical Path:  Biomarker Development for Evaluation of Device Interventions After Heart Failure

 
PUBLICATIONS

07/07/2009

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neufeld@itis.swiss

 

Measurement, Simulation and Uncertainty Assessment of Implant Heating During MRI

Esra Neufeld, Sven Kühn, Gabor Szekely and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 54, Issue 13, pp. 4151–4169, July 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

07/07/2009

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neufeld@itis.swiss

 

Parallel Scalable PDE-Constrained Optimization: Antenna Identification in Hyperthermia Cancer Treatment Planning

Olaf Schenk, Murat Manguoglu, Ahmed Sameh, Matthias Christen and Madan Sathe, in Computer Science - Research and Development: ISC09, Volume 23, Issue 3-4, pp. 177–183, June 2009

 

 
Other News

01/07/2009

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chavanne@itis.swiss

 

Effective Full 3D EMI Analysis of Complex PCBs by Utlilizing the Latest Advances in Numerical Methods Combined with Novel Time-domain Measurement Technologies

Chung-Huan Li, Peter Futter, Nicolas Chavannes, and Niels Kuster, Microwave Engineering Europe, July/August 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/06/2009

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kuehn@itis.swiss

 

MMF/GSMA commissioned study: “Scientific Basis for Base Station Exposure Compliance Standards”

Project MMF/GSMA Phase 2, Workpackages 6 & 7:
Sven Kühn et al, June 2009

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

20/06/2009

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nk@itis.swiss

 

IT'IS Annual Report 2008

The Annual Report 2008 features key figures for 2008 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Novel Low Frequency Solvers
  • Methods & Procedures for Safety Assessments/Optimization of MRI
  • In Silico Tumor Modeling
  • Populating Computational Space

 
AWARDS

19/06/2009

 

IT'IS Wins Five Student Awards at BioEM2009 Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, June 15–19, 2009

IT'IS PhD students Manuel Murbach, Sven Kühn, and Marie-Christine Gosselin wins a total of five student awards at the 2009 Joint Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Associations (BioEM2009) in Davos, Switzerland

 
MAJOR EVENTS

14/06/2009

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nk@itis.swiss

 

2009 Joint Meeting of The Bioelectromagnetics Society and the European BioElectromagnetics Association

The IT'IS Foundation was the local organizer for the triennial joint meeting of the two bioelectromagnetics societies that occured in Davos, Switzerland in the summer of 2009.

 
PUBLICATIONS

28/05/2009

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dominik@itis.swiss

 

A Mechano-Chemical Model of a Solid Tumor for Therapy Outcome Predictions

Sven Hirsch, Dominik Szczerba, Bryn Lloyd, Michael Bajka, Niels Kuster, and Gábor Székely, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Computational Science – ICCS 2009 (Proceedings, Part I, of the 9th International Conference of Computational Science, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, May 25-27, 2009), Volume 5544/2009, pp. 715–724, May 20, 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/2009

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gosselin@itis.swiss

 

Dependence of the Occupational Exposure to Mobile Phone Base Stations on the Properties of the Antenna and the Human Body

Marie-Christine Gosselin, Andreas Christ, Sven Kühn, and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp. 227–235, May 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/2009

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Absence of Genotoxic Potential of 902 MHz (GSM) and 1747 MHz (DCS) Wireless Communication Signals: In vivo Two-year Bioassay in B6C3F1 Mice

Christina Ziemann, Heidrun Brockmeyer, Siddharth B. Reddy, Vijayalaxmi, Thomas J. Prihoda, Niels Kuster, Thomas Tillmann and Clemens Dasenbrock, in International Journal of Radiation Biology, Volume 85, Issue 5, pp. 454–464, May 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/2009

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douglas@itis.swiss

 

An Algorithm for Predicting the Change in SAR in a Human Phantom due to Deviations in its Complex Permittivity

Mark G. Douglas, Michael Y. Kanda, Wilson G. Luengas, Maurice Ballen, Tadeusz M. Babij, and Chung-Kwang Chou,  IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp. 570–583, May 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

14/04/2009

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Amplitude-modulated Electromagnetic Fields for the Treatment of Cancer: Discovery of Tumor-specific Frequencies and Assessment of a Novel Therapeutic Approach

Alexandre Barbault, Frederico P. Costa, Brad Bottger, Reginald F. Munden, Fin Bomholt, Niels Kuster, and Boris Pasche, in Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, Volume 28, Issue 1, p51, April 2009

 

 
PRESS

23/03/2009

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Discussion on new technologies in KABA magazine

January 2009, Professor Niels Kuster, Director of the IT'IS Foundation participated in a discussion on current new technologies with Ulrich Wydler, Head of Access + Data Systems EMEA at the KABA group.

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/03/2009

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capstick@itis.swiss

 

A Novel Indirect Method to Determine the Radiation Impedance of a Handheld Antenna Structure

Myles H. Capstick, Jari O. Jekkonen, Andrew C. Marvin, Ian D. Flintoft, and Linda Dawson, in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp. 578–585, March 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/02/2009

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kuehn@itis.swiss

 

Assessment of Induced Radio-frequency Electromagnetic Fields in Various Anatomical Human Body Models

Sven Kühn, Wayne Jennings, Andreas Christ and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp. 875–890, January 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/01/2009

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Mobile Phone Exposure and Spatial Memory

Clairy Wiholm, Arne Lowden, Niels Kuster, Lena Hillert, Bengt B. Arnetz, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, and Scott D. Moffat, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp. 59–65, January 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

05/01/2009

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Exploring Exposure to Mobile Phone Electromagnetic Fields and Psychophysiological and Self-rated Symptoms

Bengt B. Arnetz, Clairy Wiholm, Niels Kuster, Lena Hillert, and Scott D. Moffat, Psychosomatic Medicine, Volume 71, Issue 1, pp. 115. January 2009

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/12/2008

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nk@itis.swiss

 

An Investigation into Occupational Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields for Personnel Working With and Around Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment

Myles Capstick, Donald McRobbie, Jeff Hand, Andreas Christ, Sven Kühn, Kjell Hansson Mild, Eugenia Cabot, Yan Li, Amir Melzer, Annie Papadak, Klaas Prüssmann, Rebecca Quest, Marc Rea, Salome Ryf, Michael Oberle, and Niels Kuster, EU COMMISSION Study on MRI (Project VT/2007/017), IT'IS Foundation & Imperial College, London

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2008

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nk@itis.swiss

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

18/11/2008

 

On the Coupling Integrals Arising in the Method of Moments Formulation of Laterally Bounded Structures

Pedro Crespo-Valero, Ivica Stevanovic, Daniel Llorens del Rio, Juan R Mosig, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 56, Issue 12, Part 1, pp. 2885–2892, November 2008

 

 
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16/10/2008

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nk@itis.swiss

 

BioEM 2009 Website Launched

A new website for the 2009 Bioelectromagnetics conference has been launched

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/10/2008

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dominik@itis.swiss

 

Exploring the Use of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for Enhancing Blood Flow Images Via Computational Fluid Dynamics

Robert McGregor, Dominik Szczerba, Martin von Siebenthal, Krishnamurthy Muralidhar, and Gábor Székely, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 5242/2008, pp. 782–789, October 2008

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2008

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dominik@itis.swiss

 

Modeling Intravasation of Liquid Distension Media in Surgical Simulators

Stefan Tuchschmid, Michael Bajka, Dominik Szczerba, Bryn A. Lloyd, Gabor Székely, and Matthias Harders, Medical Image Analysis, Volume 12, Issue 5, pp. 567–576, October 2008

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/2008

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dominik@itis.swiss

 

A Computational Framework for Modelling Solid Tumour Growth

Bryn A. Lloyd, Dominik Szczerba, Markus Rudin and Gábor Székely, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Volume 366, Issue 1879, pp. 3301–3318, September 2008

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/2008

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nk@itis.swiss

 

The Expression of PHOX2A, PHOX2B and of Their Target Gene dopamine-β-hydroxylase (DβH) is Not Modified by Exposure to Extremely-Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field (ELF-EMF) in a Human Neuronal Model

Roberta Benfante, Ruth Adele Antonini, Niels Kuster, Juergen Schuderer, Christian Maercker, Franz Adlkofer, Francesco Clementi and Diego Fornasari, in Toxicology in Vitro, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp. 1489–1495, September 2008

 
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