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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

31/05/1997

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Acute Effects of GSM Electromagnetic Field Exposure on the Genomic Response of the rat CNS

C. Sommer, K. Fritze, C. Wiessner, Niels Kuster, D. Hermann, K.-A. Hossmann, and M. Kiessling, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Volume 17, Suppl. 1, p. S486, 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/05/1997

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Dosimetric Evaluation of Handheld Mobile Communications Equipment with Known Precision

Niels Kuster, Ralph Kästle, and Thomas Schmid, (invited paper), IEICE Transactions on Communications, Volume E80-B, no. 5, pp. 645–652, May 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1997

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Tay (1997) Thesis

Roger Yew-Siow Tay, “Contributions Towards the Optimization of Hand-held Mobile Telecommunication Equipment by Computational Electromagnetics,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 12311, Zurich, 1997

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/01/1997

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Experimental and Numerical Dosimetry

Niels Kuster and Quirino Balzano, pp. 13–64, in Niels Kuster, Quirino Balzano, and James C. Lin, Eds., “Mobile Communications Safety,” Chapman & Hall, London, 1996/7

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/12/1996

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Numerical and Experimental Dosimetry of Petri Dish Exposure Setups

Michael Burkhardt, Katja Pokovic, Marcel Gnos, Thomas Schmid, and Niels Kuster, Journal of the Bioelectromagnetic Society, Volume 17, Issue 6, 1996, pp. 483–493

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/10/1996

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The Dependence of EM Energy Absorption Upon Human Head Modeling at 900 MHz

Volker Hombach, Klaus Meier, Michael Burkhardt, Eberhard Kühn, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 44, Issue 10, Part 2, pp. 1865–1873, October 1996

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/10/1996

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Broadband Calibration of E-field Probes in Lossy Media

Klaus Meier, Michael Burkhardt, Thomas Schmid, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp. 1954–1962, October 1996

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/04/1996

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Effects of Low Energy Emission Therapy in Chronic Psychophysiological Insomnia

Boris Pasche, Milton Erman, Roza Hajdukovic, Merrill M. Mittler, Martin Reite, Lisa Higgs, Niels Kuster, Claude Rossel, Urania Dafni, David Amato, Alexandre Barbault, and Jean-Pierre Lebet, Sleep, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp. 327–337, April 1996

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1996

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Meier (1996) PhD Thesis

Klaus Meier, "Scientific Bases for Dosimetric Assessments in Compliance Tests,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 11722, Zurich, 1996

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/01/1996

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Automated E-field Scanning System for Dosimetric Assessments

Thomas Schmid, Oliver Egger, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp. 105–113, January 1996

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/12/1994

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Performance of the Generalized Multipole Technique (GMT/MMP) in Antenna Design and Optimization

Roger Yew Tay and Niels Kuster, in Special Issue on Generalized Multipole Technique (GMT), Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp. 79–89, December 1994

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/05/1994

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A Block Iterative Technique to Expand MMP's Applicability to EM Problems of Higher Complexity

Niels Kuster and Lars H. Bomholt, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp. 875–883, May 1994

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/01/1994

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Sleep Inducing Effects of Low Energy Emission Therapy

Martin Reite, Lisa Higgs, Jean-Pierre Lebet, Niels Kuster, Urania Dafni, David Amato, and Boris Pasche, Journal of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp. 67–75, January 1994

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/07/1993

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Multiple Multipole Method for Simulating EM Problems Involving Biological Studies

Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp. 611–620, July 1993

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/06/1992

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Multiple Multipole Method Applied to an Exposure Safety Study

Niels Kuster, in ACES Special Issue on Bioelectromagnetic Computations, A.H.J. Fleming and K.H.Joyner, Eds., Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 43–60, 1992

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1992

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Kuster (1992) PhD Thesis

Niels Kuster, “Dosimetric Assessment of EM Sources Near Biological Bodies by Computer Simulations,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 9697, Zurich, 1992

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

04/04/1992

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Bomholt (1992) PhD Thesis

Fin Bomholt, “Die Kopplung elektromagnetischer Wellen durch Öffnungen: Berechnung mit der MMP-Methode,” PhD Thesis, Swiss Federal Insititute of Technology, Thesis No. 9704, Zurich, 1992

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/02/1992

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Energy Absorption Mechanism by Biological Bodies in the Near Field of Dipole Antennas Above 300 Mhz

Niels Kuster and Quirino Balzano, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp. 17–23, February 1992

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/07/1991

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nk@itis.swiss

 

Computations of Electromagnetic Fields by the Multiple Multipole Method (Generalized Multipole Technique)

Hafner, C. and Niels Kuster, Radio Science, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp. 291–297, 1991

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/1990

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6 Types of Canonical Problems Based on One Geometrical Model

Niels Kuster, in The ACES Collection of Canonical Problems, Set 1, Harold A. Sabbagh, Ed., Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp. 60–81, 1990

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

01/10/1990

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5:1 Dipole Benchmark Case

Art C. Ludwig, Niels Kuster, A. Glisson, and A. Tha, in The ACES Collection of Canonical Problems, Set 1, Harold A. Sabbagh, Ed., Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp. 34–59, 1990

 

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/07/1989

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MMP Method Simulation of Antennae with Scattering Objects in the Closer Nearfield

Niels Kuster and R. Ballisti, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics , Volume 25, Issue 4, pp.2881–2883, July 1989

 

 
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