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IT’IS Wins Award for Best Abstract in Session at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
26/04/2017

IT’IS Wins Award for Best Abstract in Session at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

The 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the largest conference that focuses on magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology, is being held this year in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 22 – 27. Manuel Murbach, a project leader at the IT’IS Foundation, is this year's winner of the meeting's best abstract award in a joint session on High Field Systems & Applications & MR Safety. Manuel's winning presentation – co-authored by Bryn Lloyd, Esra Neufeld, and Niels Kuster of the IT'IS Foundation and Wolfgang Kainz of the US Food and Drug Administration, is entitled "Morphing and Posing of Computational Anatomical Models: Enhanced Patient-Specific MRI RF Exposure Prediction". Manuel's abstract was chosen for the award from among a group of more than 20 entries.

In the presentation, refined morphing techniques for computational anatomical models developed at IT'IS are described, and the benefits for estimating personalized radiofrequency (RF) absorption during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are explored. The current conservative MRI safety standards for exposure to RF fields are intended to protect the entire patient population. The limits set on whole-body average specific absorption rate (SAR), which take the patient’s weight into consideration, allow for robust but only very rudimentary estimation of patient-specific exposures. The improved accuracy in the estimation of in silico local exposure enabled by combined morphing and posing in computational anatomical human models could substantially reduce the safety margins necessary for conservative assessment of RF exposure. Click here to download a copy of the winning abstract.

Congratulations Manuel!

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Michael Oberle, CEO of ZMT Zurich MedTech AG, congratulating Manuel Murbach on his award-winning abstract.

 

 

AWARDS

23/05/2016

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IT’IS Wins Award for Best Poster in Session at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

The IT'IS Foundation won the best poster award in a joint session on High Field Systems & Applications and MR Safety at the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Singapore, 7 – 13 May 2016. Earl Zastrow presented the poster entitled "Development of a Set of Generic Numerical Birdcages for Comprehensive Evaluations of Induced RF Fields for Implant Safety."

 
AWARDS

03/09/2015

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT’IS Foundation and ZMT Zurich Medtech Sim4Life-CAPITALIS Project Nominated for CTI Swiss Medtech 2015 Award

The Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI has nominated the research project entitled “S4L-CAPITALIS – In Silico Analysis and Optimization of Neurovascular and Neurological Devices and Treatments in the Head”, submitted by the IT’IS Foundation together with partner ZMT Zurich Medtech AG, for the prestigious CTI Swiss Medtech 2015 Award

 
AWARDS

31/05/2015

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

IT’IS/SPEAG win the Best Symposium Paper Award at the APEMC2015 Conference

Our paper “EMC/EMI Near-field Testbed for EM Phasor Measurements Using Active Optical Sensors,” featuring the latest research in near-field EMC/EMI scanning technologies implemented in SPEAG’s TDS and ICEy systems, was awarded the Best Symposium Paper Award at the 2015 Asia-Pacific International EMC Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan.

 
AWARDS

19/01/2015

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Virtual Family Wins 2014 Physics in Medicine & Biology Citations Prize

The Physics in Medicine & Biology Citations Prize, the Rotblat Medal, for 2014 has been awarded to the IT’IS Foundation and colleagues for the paper “The Virtual Family–Development of surface-based anatomical models of two adults and two children for dosimetric simulations” by A. Christ et al.

 
AWARDS

14/06/2013

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nk@itis.ethz.ch

 

Award for Best Scientific Paper Presented by a Student at BioEM2013

IT'IS PhD student Yijian Gong was awarded second place in the poster competition for Best Scientific Paper presented by a student at BioEM2013

 
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