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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

01/09/2006

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Pulsed Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields: Dose-Dependent Effects on Sleep, the Sleep EEG and Cognitive Performance

Sabine J. Regel, Gilberte Tinguely, Jürgen Schuderer, Martin Adam, Niels Kuster, Hans-Peter Landolt, and Peter Achermann, in Journal of Sleep Research, Volume 15, Issue s1, p. 171, September 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

16/08/2006

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UMTS Base Station-Like Exposure, Well Being and Cognitive Performance

Sabine J. Regel, Sonja Negovetic, Martin Röösli, Veronica Berdiñas, Jürgen Schuderer, Anke Huss, Urs Lott, Niels Kuster, and Peter Achermann, in Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 114, Number 8, pp. 1270–1275, August 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

26/07/2006

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Electro-Optic Fiber Sensor for Amplitude and Phase Detection of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Axel Kramer, Peter Müller, Urs Lott, Niels Kuster, and Fin Bomholt in Optics Letters, Volume 31, Issue 16, pp. 2402–2404, July 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

18/07/2006

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Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field (ELF-EMF) does not Affect the Expression of α3, α5 and α7 Nicotinic Receptor Subunit Genes in SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cell Line

Ruth Adele Antonini, Roberta Benfante, Cecilia Gotti, Milena Moretti, Niels Kuster, Juergen Schuderer, Francesco Clementi and Diego Fornasari, in Toxicology Letters, Volume 164, Number 3, pp. 191–288, July 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/07/2006

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Methodology of Detailed Dosimetry and Treatment of Uncertainty and Variations for In Vivo Studies

Niels Kuster, Verónica Berdiñas Torres, Neviana Nikoloski, Michael Frauscher and Wolfgang Kainz, in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp. 378–391, July 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

28/06/2006

 

Do GSM 900MHz Signals Affect Cerebral Blood Circulation? A Near-infrared Spectrophotometry Study

Martin Wolf, Daniel Haensse, Geert Morren, and Juerg Froehlich, in Optics Express, Volume 14, Number 13, pp. 6128–6141, June 2006

 
AWARDS

16/06/2006

 

BEMS 2006 Student Awards

IT'IS PhD students Clementine Boutry-Viellard and Sven Kühn receive student awards at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS2006) in Cancun, Mexico

 
PUBLICATIONS

14/06/2006

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A New 3-D Conformal PEC FDTD Scheme with User-defined Geometric Precision and Derived Stability Criterion

Stefan Benkler, Nicolas Chavannes and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 54, Number 6, pp. 1843–1849, June 2006

 

 
AWARDS

07/06/2006

 

ESHO 2006 Student Award

IT'IS PhD student Esra Neufeld received a student award at the 3rd meeting of the European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology (ESHO2006) in Berlin, Germany

 
PUBLICATIONS

06/06/2006

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Effects of Geometry Discretization Aspects on the Numerical Solution of the Bioheat Transfer Equation with the FDTD Technique

Theodoros Samaras, Andreas Christ, and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 51, No. 11, pp. N221–N229, May 2006

 

 
Other News

01/06/2006

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Virtual Prototyping Considering Different Usage Patterns

Nicolas Chavannes, Microwave Engineering Europe, June 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/2006

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Analysis of the Accuracy of the Numerical Reflection Coefficient of the Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method at Planar Material Interfaces

Andreas Christ, Stefan Benkler, Jürg Fröhlich and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp. 264–272, May 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/2006

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Comparisons of Computed Mobile Phone Induced SAR in the SAM Phantom to That in Anatomically Correct Models of the Human Head

Brian B. Beard, Wolfgang Kainz, Teruo Onishi, Takahiro Iyama, Soichi Watanabe, Osamu Fujiwara, Jianqing Wang, Giorgi Bit-Babik, Antonio Faraone, Joe Wiart, Andreas Christ, Niels Kuster, Ae-Kyoung Lee, Hugo Kroeze, Martin Siegbahn, Jafar Keshvari, Houman Abrishamkar, Winfried Simon, Dirk Manteuffel, and Neviana Nikoloski, in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp. 397–407, May 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/05/2006

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ROS Release and Hsp70 Expression after Exposure to 1,800 MHz Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in Primary Human Monocytes and Lymphocytes

M. Lantow, M. Lupke, J. Frahm, M. O. Mattsson, N. Kuster and M. Simko, in Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, Volume 45, Number 1, pp. 55–62, May 2006

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2006

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The Dependence of Electromagnetic Far-field Absorption on Body Tissue Composition in the Frequency Range from 300 MHz to 6 GHz

Andreas Christ, Anja Klingenböck, Theodoros Samaras, Cristian Goiceanu, and Niels Kuster, in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 54, Number 5, pp. 2188–2195, May 2006

 

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

15/04/2006

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IT'IS Annual Report 2005

The Annual Report 2005 features key figures for 2005 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Novel Semi-Implicit FDTD Solver
  • Time and Frequency Domain Field Sensor
  • New Challenges in Compliance Testing
  • New Thermo-Solver

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2006

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Oesch (2006) Thesis

Walter Oesch, “Controlling software for EMF laboratory studies,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 16346, Zurich, 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2006

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Benkler (2006) Thesis

Stefan Benkler, “Robust Conformal Subcel l Modeling for Electromagnetic Simulations in Time Domain,” PhD Thesi, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technologys, Thesis No. 16969, Zurich, 2006

 
PRESS

01/03/2006

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Swiss Workshop Focused on Quality in EMF Research

Janet Lathrop, a journalist specializing in RF research, gives a broad and interesting review of the Monte Verità workshop on EMF Health Risk Research organized by the IT'IS Foundation November 2005.

 
Other News

01/03/2006

 

Mobile Phone Affects Cerebral Blood Flow in Humans

Sargo Aalto, Christian Haarala, Anna Brück, Hannu Sipilä, Heikki Hämäläinen, and Juha O Rinne, in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, Volume 26, Number 7, pp. 885–890, July 2006

 
Other News

01/03/2006

 

Cellular Phones, Cordless Phones, and the Risks of Glioma and Meningioma (Interphone Study Group, Germany)

Joachim Schüz, Eva Bohler, Gabriele Berg, Brigitte Schlehofer, Iris Hettinger, Klaus Schlaefer, Jürgen Wahrendorf, Katharina Kunna-Grass, and Maria Blettner, in American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 163, Issue 6, pp. 512–520, March 2006

 
Other News

28/02/2006

 

Childhood Leukemia and Magnetic Fields in Japan: A Case-control Study of Childhood Leukemia and Residential Power-frequency Magnetic Fields in Japan

Michinori Kabuto, Hiroshi Nitta, Seiichiro Yamamoto, Naohito Yamaguchi, Suminori Akiba, Yasushi Honda, Jun Hagihara, Katsuo Isaka, Tomohiro Saito, Toshiyuki Ojima, Yosikazu Nakamura, Tetsuya Mizoue, Satoko Ito, Akira Eboshida, Shin Yamazaki, Shigeru Sokejima, Yoshika Kurokawa, and Osami Kubo, in International Journal of Cancer, Volume 119, Issue 3, Pages 643–650, August 2006

 
PUBLICATIONS

08/02/2006

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Effects of 900 MHz GSM Wireless Communication Signals on DMBA-Induced Mammary Tumors in Rats

Da Yu, Yonghao Shen, Niels Kuster, Yiti Fu, and Huai Chiang, in Radiation Research, Volume 165, Number 2, pp. 174–180, February 2006

 

 
PRESS

24/01/2006

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EMF Health Risk Research at Monte Verità, Switzerland

The conference summary as well as the presentations of the Monte Verità conference on EMF health risk research are now available on the Monte Verità website (under "results").

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2005

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Nonuniform Grids, Nonorthogonal Grids, Unstructured Grids, and Subgrids, and Antennas

Nicolas Chavannes and others, in “Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method, Third Edition,” Allen Taflove and Susan C. Hagness, Artech House, Inc., Boston, 2005

 

 
MAJOR EVENTS

20/11/2005

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EMF Health Risk Research: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future

A workshop to bring together the most experienced and independent researchers worldwide to develop a vision towards improving the quality of future research on EMF and health.

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/10/2005

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Response, Thermal Regulatory Threshold and Thermal Breakdown Threshold of Restrained RF-Exposed Mice at 905 MHz

Sven Ebert, Sang-Jin Eom, Jürgen Schuderer, U. Apostel, Thomas Tillmann, Clemens Dasenbrock and Niels Kuster, in Physics in Medicine & Biology, Volume 50, Number 21, pp. 5203–5215, October 2005

 

 
Other News

03/10/2005

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New Study on aging effects of the absorption of electromagnetic radiation in the head

A study investigating the electromagnetic energy absorption and possible induced thermal stress considering worst case conditions of age dependent tissue properties, anatomical changes and thermal regulation

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2005

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Effects of 1-Week and 6-Week Exposure to GSM/DCS Radiofrequency Radiation on Micronucleus Formation in B6C3F1 Mice

Bernd-D. Görlitz, Meike Müller, Sven Ebert, Hartmut Hecker, Niels Kuster, and Clemens Dasenbrock, in Radiation Research, Volume 164, Number 4 pt 1, pp. 431–439, October 2005

 

 
Other News

30/08/2005

 

Mobile Phone Use and Risk of Acoustic Neuroma: Results of the Interphone Case-control Study in Five North European Countries

M J Schoemaker, A J Swerdlow, A Ahlbom, A Auvinen, K G Blaasaas, E Cardis, H Collatz Christensen, M Feychting, S J Hepworth, C Johansen, L Klæboe, S Lönn, P A McKinney, K Muir, J Raitanen, T Salminen, J Thomsen and T Tynes, in British Journal of Cancer, Volume 93, Number 7, 842–848, October 2005

 
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