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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

04/10/2004

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nk@itis.swiss

 

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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nk@itis.swiss

 

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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nk@itis.swiss

 

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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nk@itis.swiss

 

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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nk@itis.swiss

 

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

 
Other News

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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nk@itis.swiss

 

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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nk@itis.swiss

 

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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nk@itis.swiss

 

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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nk@itis.swiss

 

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

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2002

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Electromagnetic Fields, Such as Those from Mobile Phones, Alter Regional Cerebral Blood Flow and Sleep and Waking EEG

R. Huber, V. Treyer, A.A. Borbély, J. Schuderer, J.M. Gottselig, H.-P. Landolt, E. Werth, T. Bertholod, N. Kuster, A. Buck, and P. Achermann, Journal of Sleep Research, Volume 11 Issue 4, pp. 289–295, December 2002

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2002

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Chavannes (2002) Thesis

Nicolas P. Chavannes, “Local Mesh Refinement Algorithms for Enhanced Modeling Capabilities in the FDTD Method,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 14577, Zurich, 2002

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

03/12/2001

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Basis for Optimization of In Vitro Exposure Apparatus for Health Hazard Evaluations of mObile Communications

Frank Schönborn, Katja Pokovic, Michael Burkhardt, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 22, Issue 8, pp. 547–559, December 2001

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2001

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Review of Dosimetry and Near-field Measurement Techniques for Human Exposure Evaluations and Bioexperiments

Niels Kuster, “Review of dosimetry and near-field measurement techniques for human exposure evaluations and bioexperiments,” in Communication Mobile-Effects Biologique, Claude Legris, CADAS, Acadèmie des Sciences, Paris, France, 2001

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/2001

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PUBLICATIONS

01/12/2000

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Experimental and Numerical Near-Field Evaluation of RF Transmitters

Katja Pokovic, Michael Burkhardt, and Niels Kuster, in Radio Frequency Radiation Dosimetry, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/2000

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Appropriate Modeling of the Ear for Compliance Testing of Handheld MTE with SAR Safety Limits at 900/1800 MHz

Michael Burkhardt and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 48, Issue 11 (Part 1), pp. 1927–1934, November 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/2000

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nk@itis.swiss

 

The Dependence of Electromagnetic Energy Absorption upon Human Head Tissue Composition in the Frequency Range of 300–3000 MHz

Antonios Drossos, Veli Santomaa, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 48, Issue 11 (Part 2), pp. 1988–1995, November 2000

 

 
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