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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

01/10/2000

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Exposure to Pulsed High-frequency Electromagnetic Field During Waking Affects Human Sleep EEG

Reto Huber, Thomas Graf, Kimberly A. Cote, Lutz Wittmann, Eva Gallmann, Daniel Matter, Jürgen Schuderer, Niels Kuster, Alexander A. Borbély, and Peter Achermann, NeuroReport, Volume 11, Issue 15, pp. 3321–3325, October 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/08/2000

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Millimeter-Resolution E-field Probe for Isotropic Measurement in Lossy Media Between 100 MHz and 20 GHz

Katja Pokovic, Thomas Schmid, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp. 873–878, August 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/08/2000

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Electromagnetic and Heat Transfer Computations for Non-ionizing Radiation Dosimetry

Theodoros Samaras, Peter Regli, and Niels Kuster, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 45, Issue 8, pp. 2233–2246, August 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/07/2000

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Design, Optimization, Realization, and Analysis of an In Vitro System for the Exposure of Embryonic Stem Cells at 1.71 GHz

Frank Schönborn, Katja Pokovic, Anna M. Wobus, and Niels Kuster, Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp. 372–384, July 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/06/2000

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Analysis of EEG Data from Weak-field Magnetic Stimulation of Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patients

Jon Dobson, Timothy G. St. Pierre, Paola P. Schultheiss-Grassi, H. Gregor Wieser, and Niels Kuster, Brain Research, Volume 868, Issue 2, pp. 386–391, June 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2000

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PUBLICATIONS

01/05/2000

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Novel Probes and Evaluation Procedures to Assess Field Magnitude and Polarization

Katja Pokovic, Thomas Schmid, Jürg Fröhlich, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp. 240–244, May 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

13/04/2000

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Review of FDTD Time-Stepping Schemes for Efficient Simulation of Electric Conductive Media

Christian Schuster, Andreas Christ, and Wolfgang Fichtner, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp. 16–21, April 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

12/04/2000

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Spontaneous and Nitrosourea-Induced Primary Tumors of the Central Nervous System in Fischer 344 Rats Exposed to Frequency-modulated Microwave Fields

W. Ross Adey, Craig V. Buys, Robert J. Higgins, Robert A. Jones, Charles J. Kean, Niels Kuster, Anne MacMurray, Robert B. Stagg, and Grenith Zimmermann, Journal of Cancer Research, Volume 60, April 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/2000

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Schönborn (2000) Thesis

Frank J. Schönborn, “Risk Assessment to EMF Exposure ,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 13839, Zurich, 2000

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/1999

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Review of Exposure Assessment for Handheld Mobile Communications, Devices and Antenna Studies for Optimized Performance

Michael Burkhardt and Niels Kuster, in Review of Radio Science 1996-1999, W.R. Stone, Ed., Oxford University Press, 1999

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/1999

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Antenna Near-field Evaluations and Compliance Tests with Safety Standards

Niels Kuster, in Mobile Antenna Systems Handbook, K. Fujimoto and J. R. James, Eds. Artech House Publisher, Boston / London, second edition, 1999

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/1999

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Spontaneous and Nitrosourea-Induced Primary Tumors of the Central Nervous System in Fischer 344 Rats Chronically Exposed to 836 MHz Modulated Microwaves

W. R. Adey, C. V. Buys, R. J. Higgins, R. A. Jones, C. J. Kean, N. Kuster, A. MacMurray, R. B. Stagg, G. Zimmermann, J. L. Phillips, and W. Haggren, Journal of Radiation Research, Volume 152, Issue 3, pp. 293–302, September 1999

 

 
AWARDS

22/06/1999

 

Curtis Carl Johnson Memorial Award for First Place Poster (1999)

Katja Pokovic won the first place student award at the 1999 meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS1999), in Long Beach, California, USA

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1999

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Burkhardt (1999) Thesis

Michael Burkhardt, “Contributions toward Uncertainty Assessments and Error Minimization of FDTD Simulations Involving Complex Dielectric ,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 13176, Zurich, 1999

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1999

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Pokovic (1999) Thesis

Katja Pokovic, “Advanced Electromagnetic Probes for ,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 13334, Zurich, 1999

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/1998

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Compliance Testing of Hand-held Mobile Communications Equipment

Niels Kuster, in Wireless Phones and Health, George L. Carlo, Ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston / Dordrecht / London, November 1998

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

30/11/1998

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Comparison Between Numerical and Experimental Near-field Evaluation of a DCS1800 Mobile Telephone

Achim Bahr, Ralf Käastle, Sheng-Gen Pan, Thomas Schmid, Thomas Becks, and Niels Kuster, Radio Science, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp. 1553–1563, November-December 1998

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

20/08/1998

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Miniature Dielectric-Loaded Personal Telephone Antennas with Low User Exposure

Oliver Leisten, Y. Vardaxoglou, Thomas Schmid, B. Rosenberger, E. Agboraw, Niels Kuster, and G. Nicolaidis, Electronics Letters (IEEE), Volume 34, Issue 17, pp. 1628–1629, August 1998

 

 
AWARDS

10/06/1998

 

BEMS 1998 First Place Platform – Curtis Carl Johnson Memorial Award

Michael Burkhardt won the first place student award at the 1999 meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS1998), in St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/06/1998

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Dipole Configurations with Strongly Improved Radiation Efficiency for Hand-held Transceivers

Roger Yew-Siow Tay, Quirino Balzano, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp. 798–806, June 1998

 

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

01/06/1998

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BIOEM Group Annual Progess Report 1997

The Annual Progress Report 1997 features key figures for 1997 and overviews of selected projects:

  • CAD Tool for Antenna Analysis and Optimization
  • Optimization of Industrial Microwave Ovens
  • New Generation of Isotropic Broadband E- and H-Field Probes
  • Broadband Calibration Procedures Providing Greatest Precision
  • Studies of Brain Cancer Promotion by Cellular Phone Exposure

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1998

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Sundberg (1998) Thesis

Magnus Sundberg, “Analysis of Industrial Microwave Ovens,” PhD Thesis, Department of Microwave Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, 1998

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/02/1998

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Differences in Energy Absorption Between Heads of Adults and Children in the Near Field of Sources

Frank Schönborn, Michael Burkhardt, and Niels Kuster, Health Physics, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp. 160–168, February 1998

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/12/1997

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Dosimetric Needs for Laboratory and Epidemiological Research in Non-thermal Effects of RF Electromagnetic Fields

Niels Kuster, in Non-Thermal Effects of RF Electromagnetic Fields, Proceedings of the International Seminar on Biological Effects of Non-Thermal Pulsed and Amplitude Modulated RF Electromagnetic Fields and Related Health Risks, Munich, Germany, November 20–21, 1996, J.H. Bernhardt, R. Matthes, M. H. Repacholi (eds.) ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) Publication, 3/97, pp. 27–34, 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/1997

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The Dependence of Electromagnetic Energy Absorption Upon Human-head Modeling at 1800 MHz

Klaus Meier, Volker Hombach, Ralf Kästle, Roger Yew-Siow Tay and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 45, Issue 11, pp. 2058–2062, November 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/11/1997

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Exposure Setup to Test Effects of Wireless Communications Systems on the CNS

Michael Burkhardt, Yuri Spinelli, and Niels Kuster, Health Physics, Volume 73, Issue 5, pp. 770–778, November 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/09/1997

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Effect of Global System for Mobile Communication Microwave Exposure on the Genomic Response of the Rat Brain

K. Fritze, C. Wiessner, Niels Kuster, C. Sommer, P. Gass, D. M. Hermann, M. Kiessling, and K.-A. Hossmann, Neuroscience (IBRO), Volume 81, Issue 3, pp. 627–639, September 1997

 

 
ANNUAL REPORTS

01/06/1997

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nk@itis.swiss

 

BIOEM Group Annual Progess Report 1996

The Annual Progress Report 1996 features key figures for 1996 and overviews of selected projects:

  • Electromagnetic Simulation Platform for Microsystems and Wireless Technology
  • Antenna Optimization in Handheld MTE
  • Differences in Exposure Between Adults and Children
  • Generic Twin Phantom
  • Studies of CNS Effects Caused by Mobile Phone Exposure

 
PUBLICATIONS

31/05/1997

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Effects of Electromagnetic Field Exposure on the Genomic Response and Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability in the Rat CNS

C. Sommer, K. Fritze, C. Wiessner, Niels Kuster, D. Hermann, K.-A. Hossmann, and M. Kiessling, Clinical Neuropathology, Volume 16, p. 289, 1997

 

 
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