NEWS
16/01/2019
VIRTUAL POPULATION

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

01/09/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Carcinogenicity Study of 217 Hz Pulsed 900 MHz Electromagnetic Fields in Pim1 Transgenic Mice

Germano Oberto, Katia Rolfo, Ping Yu, Michela Carbonatto, Sergio Peano, Niels Kuster, Sven Ebert and Santi Tofani, in Radiation Research, Volume 168, Issue 3, pp. 316–326, September 2007

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/08/2007

Contact
kuehn@itis.swiss

 

Assessment Methods for Demonstrating Compliance with Safety Limits of Wireless Devices Used in Home and Office Environments

Sven Kühn, Urs Lott, Axel Kramer, and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp. 519–525, August 2007

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/08/2007

Contact
neufeld@itis.swiss

 

Novel Conformal Technique to Reduce Staircasing Artifacts at Material Boundaries for FDTD Modeling of the Bioheat Equation

Esra Neufeld, Nik Chavannes, Theodoros Samaras, and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 52, Issue 15, pp. 4371–4381, August 2007. Published online 22 June 2007

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/08/2007

Contact
neufeld@itis.swiss

 

Benefits of Superficial Hyperthermia Treatment Planning: Five Case Studies

Maarten de Bruijne, D. H. M. Wielheesen, J. van der Zee, Nicolas Chavannes and Gerard C. van Rhoon, in International Journal of Hyperthermia, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp. 417–429, August 2007

 
PUBLICATIONS

24/07/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

SAR Distribution in Human Beings When Using Body-worn RF Transmitters

Andreas Christ, Theodoros Samaras, Esra Neufeld, Anja Klingenböck, and Niels Kuster, in Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Volume 124, Issue 1, pp. 6–14. Published online July 24, 2007

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/06/2007

Contact
neufeld@itis.swiss

 

Quantitative Validation of the 3D SAR Profile of Hyperthermia Applicators Using the Gamma Method

Maarten de Bruijne, Theodoros Samaras, Nicolas Chavannes, and Gerard C. van Rhoon, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 52, Issue 11, pp. 3075–3088, June 2007

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/06/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Requirements for Reliable Worst-case Assessment of Human Exposure to RF Electromagnetic Fields with Known Uncertainty

Andreas Christ, in Health Physics, Volume 92, Issue 6, pp. 554–564, June 2007. invited paper

 
Other News

26/06/2007

 

New RF Report by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment published a new report “High Frequency Radiation and Health” based on publications from end 2002 to September 2006.

 
PRESS

04/06/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Swiss National Science Foundation 2006 Annual Report

The Swiss National Science Foundation, which has funded several IT'IS projects, released its 2006 Annual Report.

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

01/06/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

IT'IS Annual Report 2006

The Annual Report 2006 features key figures for 2006 and overviews of selected projects: 

  • Genetic Algorithm Based Optimzer for Parametrized CAD Data
  • Indoor Exposure Assessment
  • Risk Assessments - In Vivo Experiments
  • Hyperthermia Treatment Planning

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/05/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Pulsed Radio Frequency Radiation Affects Cognitive Performance and the Waking Electroencephalogram

Sabine J. Regel, Julie M. Gottselig, Jürgen Schuderer, Gilberte Tinguely, Julia V. Rétey, Niels Kuster, Hans-Peter Landolt, and Peter Achermann, in Neuroreport, Volume 18, Issue 8, pp. 803–807, May 2007

 
Other News

09/05/2007

 

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENHIR) report

The European Commission has published an opinion of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENHIR) on the possible health risks of electromagnetic fields (EMF)

 
AWARDS

05/05/2007

 

IMTC 2007 Student Paper Award

IT'IS PhD student Marc Wegmüller wins the student paper award at the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (IMTC 2007)

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/04/2007

Contact
neufeld@itis.swiss

 

A New Planning Tool for Hyperthermic Cancer Treatment

Esra Neufeld, in ERCIM News, Number 69, pp. 31–32, April 2007, invited

 
Other News

04/04/2007

 

Long-term use of cellular phones and brain tumours -- increased risk associated with use for > 10 years

Lennart O Hardell, Michael Carlberg, Fredrik Söderqvist, Kjell Hansson Mild and Lloyd L Morgan, in Occup. Environ. Med., published online 4 April 2007

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Wegmüller (2007) Thesis

Marc Simon Wegmüller, “Intra-Body Communication for Biomedical Sensor Networks,” PhD Thesi, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technologys, Thesis No. 17323, Zurich, 2007

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Berdiñas-Torres (2007) Thesis

Verónica Berdiñas-Torres, “Exposure Systems and Dosimetry of Large-Scale In Vivo Studies,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 17429, Zurich, 2007

 
Other News

02/04/2007

Contact
chavanne@itis.swiss

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

02/04/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Feasibility of Future Epidemiological Studies on Possible Health Effects of Mobile Phone Base Stations

Georg Neubauer, Maria Feychting, Yngve Hamnerius, Leeka Kheifets, Niels Kuster, Ignacio Ruiz, Joachim Schüz, Richard Überbacher, Joe Wiart, and Martin Röösli, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp. 224–230, April 2007, online 1 November 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

02/04/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Carcinogenicity Study of GSM / DCS Wireless Communication Signals in B6C3F1 Mice

Thomas Tillmann, Heinrich Ernst, Sven Ebert, Niels Kuster, Wolfgang Behnke, Susanne Rittinghausen, and Clemens Dasenbrock, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp. 173–187, April 2007, online 3 October 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/03/2007

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Worst Case Temperature Rise in a One-dimensional Tissue Model Exposed to Radiofrequency Radiation

Theodoros Samaras, Andreas Christ, and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp. 492–496, March 2007

 
AWARDS

23/03/2007

 

iWAT'07 Best Student Presentation Award

IT'IS PhD student Stefan Schild was presented the best student presentation award at the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technologies (iWAT'07)

 
Other News

09/03/2007

 

Recent Research on EMF and Health Risks: Swedish Report

4th annual report from SSI's Independent Expert Group on Electromagnetic Fields, 2006, Swedish Radiation Production Authority

 
Other News

12/02/2007

 

Launch of the National Research Programme on risks related to electromagnetic radiation

A new website and information brochure introducing the National Research Programme NRP 57 on risks related to electromagnetic radiation have been published today (Feb 12, 2007)

 
Other News

17/01/2007

 

Mobile phone use and risk of glioma in 5 North European countries

Anna Lahkola, Anssi Auvinen, Jani Raitanen, Minouk J. Schoemaker, Helle C. Christensen, Maria Feychting, Christoffer Johansen, Lars Klæboe, Stefan Lönn, Anthony J. Swerdlow, Tore Tynes and Tiina Salminen, in International Journal of Cancer, Published Online: 17 Jan 2007

 
Other News

06/12/2006

 

Cellular Telephone Use and Cancer Risk: Update of a Nationwide Danish Cohort

Joachim Schüz, Rune Jacobsen, Jørgen H. Olsen, John D. Boice, Jr, Joseph K. McLaughlin, and Christoffer Johansen, in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 98, Issue 23, pp. 1707–1713, December 6 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

27/09/2006

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Development of Novel Whole-Body Exposure Setups for Rats Providing High Efficiency, National Toxicology Program (NTP) Compatibility and Well-Characterized Exposure

Wolfgang Kainz, Neviana Nikoloski, Walter Oesch, Veronica Berdiñas-Torres, Jürg Fröhlich, Georg Neubauer, and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 51, Number 20, pp. 5211–5229, October 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

18/09/2006

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Characterization of the Electromagnetic Near-field Absorption in Layered Biological Tissue in the Frequency Range from 30 MHz to 6000 MHz

Andreas Christ, Theodoros Samaras, Anja Klingenböck and Niels Kuster in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 51, Number 19, pp. 4951-4966, October 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/09/2006

 

Source of Funding and Results of Studies of Health Effects of Mobile Phone Use: Systematic Review of Experimental Studies

Anke Huss, Matthias Egger, Kerstin Hug, Karin Huwiler-Müntener and Martin Röösli in Environmental Health Physics, Volume 115, Number 1, pp. 1-4, January 2007, published online September 15

 
PUBLICATIONS

13/09/2006

Contact
nk@itis.swiss

 

Gene Expression Changes in Human Cells After Exposure to Mobile Phone Microwaves

Daniel Remondini, Reetta Nylund, Jukka Reivinen, Florence Poulletier de Gannes, Bernard Veyret, Isabelle Lagroye, Emmanuelle Haro, M. Angeles Trillo, Miriam Capri, Claudio Franceschi, Kathrin Schlatterer, Richard Gminski, Rudolf Fitzner, Rudolf Tauber, Jurgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster, Dariusz Leszczynski, Ferdinando Bersani and Christian Maercker, in Proteomics, Published Online: 28 Jul 2006

 

 
Page 14 of 19
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
 
+41 44 245 96 96
Upcoming Events
 
 
Recent Events
 
 
IEC TC106 WG9 Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, 10 –11 April 2018
10/04/2018 - 11/04/2018 (IT'IS Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland)