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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.

1903 MRIxViP visual web

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.

 

PUBLICATIONS

05/01/2005

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The Precautionary Principle in the Information Society. Effects of Pervasive Computing on Health and Enviroment

Niels Kuster in TA-Swiss: Center for Technology Assessment; TA46e/2005)
Pervasive Computing refers to visionary new ways of applying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to our daily lives

 
Other News

09/12/2004

 

WHO Releases Children's Research Agenda

The Working Group of the World Health Organization has just released its recommendations for studies relevant to the risk of adverse health effects in children from exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs)

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2004

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nk@itis.swiss

 

In Vitro Exposure Apparatus for ELF Magnetic Fields

Jürgen Schuderer, Walter Oesch, Norbert Felber and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 8, pp. 582–591, December 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

29/11/2004

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Final Report on REFLEX and Project Summary Now Available

REFLEX (Risk Evaluation of Potential Environmental Hazards from Low Energy Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposure Using Sensitive in vitro Methods) was a 3-year joint research project within the 5th EU Framework Program

 
Other News

24/11/2004

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New replication study to investigate EMF induced DNA damage in human fibroblasts

Within the framework of this study, four high resolution computer models of a woman, a man and two children will be developed

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/2004

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Whole-Body Exposure to 2.45 GHz Electromagnetic Fields Does Not Alter Radial-Maze Performance in Rats

Jean-Christophe Cassel, Brigitte Cosquer, Rodrigue Galani and Niels Kuster, Behavioural Brain Research, Volume 155, Issue 1, pp. 37–43, November 2004

 

 
Other News

13/10/2004

 

Mobile Phone Use and the Risk of Acoustic Neuroma

Stefan Lönn, Anders Ahlbom, Per Hall and Maria Feychting was published in Epidemiology, Volume 15, Number 6, November 2004

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/10/2004

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Congnitive Performance and Waking EEG

S. J. Regel, J. M. Gottselig, J. Schuderer, G. Hofer-Tinguely, N. Kuster, H.-P. Landolt, J. V. Rétey and P. Achermann in 17th CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SLEEP RESEARCH SOCIETY, October 2004

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/10/2004

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Thermal Thresholds of Restrained RF Exposed Mice at 905 MHz

Sven Ebert, Clemens Dasenbrock, Thomas Tillmann and Niels Kuster in Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, Kos, Greece, 4-8 October 2004

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2004

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Guidance for Exposure Design of Human Studies Addressing Health Risk Evaluations of Mobile Phones

Niels Kuster, Jürgen Schuderer, Andreas Christ, Peter Futter and Sven Ebert, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 7 , pp. 524–529, October 2004

 
Other News

01/09/2004

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Dutch study with UMTS exposure will be replicated in Switzerland

The Dutch TNO study investigating the effects of GSM- and UMTS-like electromagnetic fields on well being and cognitive functions in human subjects will be replicated within the Replication-TNO project

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/08/2004

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nk@itis.swiss

 

In Vitro Exposure Setups for RF Exposures at 900 MHz

Jürgen Schuderer, Denis Spät, Theodoros Samaras, Walter Oesch and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions in Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp. 2067–2075, August 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/08/2004

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nk@itis.swiss

 

High Peak SAR Exposure Unit with Tight Exposure and Environmental Control for In Vitro Experiments at 1800 MHz

Jürgen Schuderer, Theodoros Samaras, Walter Oesch, Denis Spät and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions in Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp. 2057–2066, August 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/06/2004

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1800 MHz Radiofrequency (Mobile Phones, Different Global System for Mobile Communication Modulations) Does Not Affect Apoptosis and Heat Shock Protein 70 Level in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Young and Old Donors

Miriam Capri, Elena Scarcella, Enrica Bianchi, Cristiana Fumelli, Pietro Mesirca, Chiara Agostini, D. Remondini, Jürgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster, Claudio Franceschi and Ferdinando Bersani, International Journal of Radiation Biology, Volume 80, Issue 6, pp. 389–397, June 2004

 

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

17/05/2004

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IT'IS Annual Report 2003

The Annual Report 2003 features key figures for 2003 and overviews of selected projects:

  • TRINITY
  • CSCIENCE
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • ULTRACOM

 
PUBLICATIONS

10/05/2004

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A Novel 3-D CPFDTD Scheme for Modeling Grid Non-conformally Aligned Transmitter Structures

Nicolas Chavannes and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp. 1324–1334, May 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2004

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High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (gsm Signals) Affect Gene Expression Levels in Tumor Suppressor p53-deficient Embryonic Stem Cells

Jaroslaw Czyz, Kaomei Guan, Qinghua Zeng, Teodora Nikolova, Armin Meister, Frank Schönborn, Jürgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster and Anna M. Wobus, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp. 296–307, May 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2004

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Novel High Resolution Temperature Probe for Radiofrequency Dosimetry

Jürgen Schuderer, Thomas Schmid, Gerald Urban, Theodoros Samaras, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 49, Issue 6, pp. N83–N92, March 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2004

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Schuderer (2004) Thesis

Jürgen Schuderer, “EMF Risk Assessment: In Vitro Research and Sleep Studies,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 15347, Zurich, 2003

 
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08/02/2004

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New sleep study

Effects of GSM mobile phone exposure on human sleep, waking EEG, regional cerebral blood flow, performance and heart rate are investigated

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/01/2004

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Non-Thermal Effects of Power-Line Magnetic Fields (50 Hz) on Gene Expression Levels of Pluripotent Embryonic Stem Cells—The Role of Tumour Suppressor p53

Jaroslaw Czyz, Teodora Nikolova, Jürgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster, and Anna M. Wobus, Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, Volume 557, Issue 1, pp. 63–74, January 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/01/2004

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Dosimetric Analysis of the Carousel Setup for the Exposure of Rats at 1.62 GHz

Frank Schönborn, Katja Pokovic, Christian Brösamle, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp. 16–26, January 2004

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2003

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Suitability of FDTD Based TCAD Tools for RF Design of Mobile Phones

Nicolas Chavannes, Roger Tay, Neviana Nikoloski and Niels Kuster, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp. 52–66, December 2003

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/07/2003

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Correction of the Numerical Reflection Coefficient of the Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method for Efficient Simulation of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers

Andreas Christ, Matthias Streiff, Andreas Witzig, Niels Kuster, and Wolfgang Fichtner, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 2003, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp. 1401–1408, July 2003

 

 
AWARDS

26/06/2003

 

BEMS 2003 Student Award

IT'IS PhD student Neviana Nikoloski received a student award at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS2003) at Maui, Hawaii, USA

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2003

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Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure in Humans: Estimation of SAR Distribution in the Brain, Effects on Sleep and Heart Rate

Reto Huber, Jürgen Schuderer, Thomas Graf, Kathrin Jütz, Alexander A. Borbély, Niels Kuster, and Peter Achermann, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp. 262–276, May 2003

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2003

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Christ (2003) Thesis

Andreas Christ, “Analysis and Improvement of the Numerical Properties of the FDTD Algorithm,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 15057, Zurich, 2003

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/02/2003

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Effect of the Meniscus at the Solid/Liquid Interface on the SAR Distribution in Petri Dishes and Flasks

Jürgen Schuderer and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp. 103–108, February 2003

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2002

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Correction of Numerical Phase Velocity Errors in Nonuniform FDTD Meshes

Andreas Christ, Jürg Fröhlich, and Niels Kuster, IEICE Transactions on Communications, Volume E85-B, Issue 12, pp. 2904–2915, December 2002

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2002

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Towards Danger of Mobile Phones in Planes, Trains, Cars and Elevators

Axel Kramer, Jürg Fröhlich and Niels Kuster, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Volume 71, Issue 12, page 3100, December 2002

 

 
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