Release of the First Verified and Validated MRIxViP V1.0 Libraries and IMAnalytics Module V1.0 for Instant, Comprehensive, and Traceable Evaluation of Implantable Medical Devices
The IT’IS Foundation and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG (ZMT) are excited to announce the release of MRIxVIP V1.0 and IMAnalytics V1.0, the first comprehensive solutions for fast, verified, validated, and traceable evaluations of implant safety during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The MRIxViP V1.0 libraries consist of 3D-distributions of the induced electromagnetic fields (EMF) that represent the patient population undergoing any MRI exam. These standard libraries – based on radiofrequency (RF) exposures at 1.5T (or 64 MHz) and 3.0T (or 128 MHz) – comprise terabytes of data. 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 for millions of excitations, the MRIxViP V1.0 libraries facilitate easy and quick acquisition of verified test results within only a few hours.
See how IMAnalytics and MRxViP can streamline your implant safety evaluation:
The MRIxViP1.5T and MRIxViP3.0T libraries include the RF-induced electric and magnetic fields of each of eight IT’IS Virtual Population (ViP) models – Duke, Ella, Billie, Thelonious, Louis, Glenn, Fats, and Eartha – at different clinical landmark positions inside 10 two-channel RF-coils resulting in 4,522 datasets for MRIxViP1.5T and 8,890 for MRIxViP3.0T.
IMAnalytics, a unique toolset for the management and analysis of diverse permutations of large data, provides built-in options that allow users to explore device performance concurrently at several operating modes.
Both the MRIxVIP libraries and IMAnalytics have been extensively tested and validated. Full verification and validation (v&v) documentation, including the descriptions of our test fixtures and validation criteria, is provided to all customers. Furthermore, due to our rigorous quality assurance and data backup systems, any released library can be accessed at all times.
The IMAnalytics Module smoothly integrates the MRIxViP V1.0 libraries to automatically perform Tier 3 analysis of implants (PiX transfer functions) with user-defined parameter ranges (e.g., normalizations, coil dimensions, shimming angles, clinical routings, subsets of the patient population, and landmarks).
S. Dressel, M.-C. Gosselin, M. H. Capstick, E. Carrasco, M. S. Weyland, S. Scheidegger, E. Neufeld, N. Kuster, S. Bodis, and C. Rohrer Bley, Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, online 11 September, 2017, doi: 10.1111/vco.12340
Niels Kuster and Erdem Ofli were presenters at the Auden Group Seminar on the integration of next-generation electromagnetic technologies in biomedical applications held in Taipei, Taiwan July 6, 2017.
Manuel Murbach was recently named the Arthur Pilla Young Scientist at BioEM2017, the joint annual meeting of BEMS and EBEA, in Hangzhou, China June 5 – 9, 2017, for his platform presentation entitled "MRI radiofrequency exposure estimation in morphed patient anatomies".
Master students from the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET) of the ETH Zurich visited Zurich43 for a seminar on "Non-ionising radiation: a health risk from low doses?". The visit was part of the course "Energy, Resources, Environment: Risks and Prospects" taught by Dr. Thomas Flüeler. The students toured the IT’IS research facilities, with stops at the Yellow Chamber, ICEy and TDS probes, and the AllyPally phantoms. The seminar continued with presentations from representatives of the VetSuisse faculty and Ärztinnen und Ärzte für Umweltschutz and concluded with time for questions and discussion.
Yijian Gong, Myles H. Capstick, Sven Kuehn, Perry F. Wilson, John M. Ladbury, Galen Koepke, David L. McCormick, Ronald L. Melnick, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, online 17 March 2017, doi: 10.1109/TEMC.2017.2665039
Myles H. Capstick, Sven Kuehn, Veronica Berdinas-Torres, Yijian Gong, Perry F. Wilson, John M. Ladbury, Galen Koepke, David L. McCormick, James Gauger, Ronald L. Melnick, and Niels Kuster, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Volume 59, Issue 4, pp. 1041–1052. August 2017, online 17 March 2017, doi: 10.1109/TEMC.2017.2649885
Melissa Manser, Mohamad R. Abdul Sater, Christoph D. Schmid, Faiza Noreen, Manuel Murbach, Niels Kuster, David Schuermann, and Primo Schär, Scientific Reports 2017, Volume 7, Article number: 43345, online: 07 March 2017, DOI: 10.1038/srep43345.
Faculty and masters students from the University of Kassel Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE) degree program visited Zurich43on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 for an introduction to IT'IS research programs and a tour of the laboratories.
Halh Al-Serori, Michael Kundi, Franziska Ferk, Miroslav Mišík, Armen Nersesyan, Manuel Murbach, Tamara T. Lah, and Siegfried Knasmüller, Toxicology In Vitro, Volume 40, pp. 264–271, April 2017, online 24 January 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.tiv.2017.01.012.
Imke van Moorselaar, Pauline Slottje, Pia Heller, Rob van Strien, Hans Kromhout, Manuel Murbach, Niels Kuster, Roel Vermeulen, and Anke Huss, Environment International, Volume 99, pp. 255–262, February 2017, online 09 December 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.11.031.
Twenty-five Zurich43 associates and three IT'IS Foundation board members gathered in the historic Hotel Pilatus-Kulm high above Luzern 30 – 31 January 2016 for their annual retreat, this year on communication. The goal of the two-day retreat was to find ways to improve communication skills across various target groups, channels, and markets, both within Z43 and with the outside world.
A team from the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam NL has published a comprehensive 3D Atlas of Human Embryology. The atlas is made freely available to the scientific community to facilitate embryology education and research.
Marco Capogrosso, Tomislav Milekovic, David Borton, Fabien Wagner, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Nicolas Buse, Jerome Gandar, Quentin Barraud, David Xing, Elodie Rey, Simone Duis, Yang Jianzhong, Wai Kin D. Ko, Qin Li, Peter Detemple, Tim Denison, Silvestro Micera, Erwan Bezard, Jocelyne Bloch, and Grégoire Courtine, in Nature, Volume 539, Issue 7628, pp. 284 – 288, 9 November 2016
Nir Grossman, David Bono, Suhasa Kodandaramaiah, Andrii Rudenko, Antonino Cassara, Esra Neufeld, Sheeba A. Anteraper, Atsushi Takahashi, Niels Kuster, Li-Huei Tsai, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, and Edward S. Boyden at the 46th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA, USA, November 12 – 16, 2016