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19/09/2017
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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).

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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.

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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).

 

PUBLICATIONS

13/09/2017

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Novel hyperthermia applicator system allows adaptive treatment planning: Preliminary clinical results in tumour-bearing animals

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

 
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12/09/2017

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China's National Institute of Metrology Visits the IT'IS Foundation

Prof. Teng Junheng, Director of the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) China, along with several NIM Department Chairs visited the IT'IS Foundation on 11. September 2017.

 
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24/08/2017

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IT'IS at ICES TC95 Meeting in Rosslyn, VA, 14-16 Aug 2017

In August 2017, the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) Technical Committee 95 held their bi-annual meeting in Rosslyn, VA, to update electromagnetic exposure standards.

 
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08/08/2017

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Aiping Yao Selected As URSI GASS 2017 Student Paper Competition Finalist

IT'IS Foundation PhD student Aiping Yao was selected as a finalist in the Student Paper Competition at URSI GASS 2017 for her work entitled "Robust experimental evaluation method for the safety assessment of implants with respect to RF-induced heating during MRI", co-authored by Earl Zastrow and Niels Kuster.

 
PUBLICATIONS

20/07/2017

 

On the Use of Conformal Models and Methods in Dosimetry for Non-Uniform Field Exposure

Dragan Poljak, Mario Cvetkovi´c, Oriano Bottauscio, Akimasa Hirata, Ilkka Laakso, Esra Neufeld, Sylvain Reboux, Craig Warren, Antonis Giannopolous, and Fumie Costen, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, online 18 July, 2017, doi: 10.1109/TEMC.2017.2723459

 
PUBLICATIONS

17/07/2017

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Effects of body habitus on internal radiation dose calculations using the 5-year-old anthropomorphic male models

Tianwu Xie, Niels Kuster, and Habib Zaidi, Physics in Medicine & Biology, Volume 62, Issue 15, pp. 6185–6206, online 13 July 2017, doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aa75b4

 
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06/07/2017

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IT'IS and ZMT at Auden Group Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan July 6, 2017

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.

 
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09/06/2017

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Manuel Murbach Wins Arthur Pilla Young Scientist Award at BioEM2017

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".

 
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01/06/2017

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Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Temporally Interfering Electric Fields

Nir Grossman, David Bono, Nina Dedic, Suhasa B. Kodandaramaiah, Andrii Rudenko, Ho-Jun Suk, Antonino M. Cassara, Esra Neufeld, Niels Kuster, Li-Huei Tsai, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, and Edward S. Boyden, Cell, Volume 169, Issue 6, pp. 1029–1041, online 1 June 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.05.024

 
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02/05/2017

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Swiss Chamber of Technical and Forensic Experts Visit Zurich43

Members of the Swiss Chamber of Technical and Forensic Experts visited the IT'IS Foundation to learn about procedures for safety certification of wireless devices.

 
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28/04/2017

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ETH Zurich D-ITET Masters Students and VetClinics-UZH Faculty Visit Zurich43

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.

 
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26/04/2017

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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

Manuel Murbach of the IT'IS Foundation won the best abstract award in a joint session on High Field Systems & Applications & MR Safety at the 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Honolulu, Hawaii, 22 – 27 April 2017 for his presentation entitled "Morphing and Posing of Computational Anatomical Models: Enhanced Patient-Specific MRI RF Exposure Prediction."

 
PRESS

20/04/2017

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Sven Kühn cited in article about in-ground base station antennas by the Swiss newspaper “Tagesanzeiger”

Sven Kühn cited in article about in-ground base station antennas by the Swiss newspaper "Tagesanzeiger".

 
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12/04/2017

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Two IT'IS Papers Supporting NIEHS NTP Study of Cell Phone RF Radiation and Carcinogensis in Rats Published Online

Two papers in support of the preliminary findings of the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) Study on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) and Carcinogensis have recently been published online in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility.

 
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05/04/2017

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Life-Time Dosimetric Assessment for Mice and Rats Exposed in Reverberation Chambers for the Two-Year NTP Cancer Bioassay Study on Cell Phone Radiation

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

 
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04/04/2017

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A Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure System for Rodents Based on Reverberation Chambers

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

 
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28/03/2017

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Computational hybrid anthropometric paediatric phantom library for internal radiation dosimetry

Tianwu Xie, Niels Kuster, and Habib Zaidi, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Volume 62, Issue 8, pp. 3263–3283. 21 April, 2017, online 28 March 2017, doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aa63d0

 
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13/03/2017

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ELF‑MF exposure affects the robustness of epigenetic programming during granulopoiesis

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. 

 
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23/02/2017

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Faculty and Masters Students from the University of Kassel Visit Zurich43

Faculty and masters students from the University of Kassel Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE) degree program visited Zurich43 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 for an introduction to IT'IS research programs and a tour of the laboratories.

 
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03/02/2017

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Evaluation of the potential of mobile phone specific electromagnetic fields (UMTS) to produce micronuclei in human glioblastoma cell lines

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.

 
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02/02/2017

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Effects of personalised exposure on self-rated electromagnetic hypersensitivity and sensibility – A double-blind randomised controlled trial

 

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.

 
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01/02/2017

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Zurich43 Retreat 2017 at Pilatus Kulm - Communication

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.

 
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24/01/2017

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X-TRA, X-TRA! Inaugural Zurich43 Party: X-TRAordinary Nine = X-TRAordinary Fun!

The 2017 Z43 annual party held at Zurich’s X-TRA concert hall celebrated the emerging corporate identity and global reach of the Z43 brand.

 
VIRTUAL POPULATION

20/01/2017

 

Successful NEUROMAN Project Start and Kickoff Meeting

Partners form Switzerland and Korea join forces to create first ever computational phantom with detailed neuronal networks.

 
PUBLICATIONS

15/01/2017

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Terahertz reflectarrays and nonuniform metasurfaces

Daniel Headland, Tiaoming Niu, Eduardo Carrasco, Derek Abbott, Shruti Nirantar, Sharath Sriram, Madhu Bhaskaran, Christophe Fumeaux, and Withawat Withayachumnankul, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, online 20 December 2016, DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2016.2640452

 
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31/12/2016

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Important Milestone in Cancer Therapy

As of January 2017, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) will include hyperthermia treatment in combination with radiation therapy as covered therapy in the Swiss basic health insurance catalog.

 
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18/12/2016

 

3D Atlas of Human Embryology

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.

 
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25/11/2016

 

A Brain–Spine Interface Alleviating Gait Deficits after Spinal Cord Injury in Primates

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

 
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22/11/2016

 

Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation via Delivery of Temporally Interfering Electric Fields

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

 
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14/11/2016

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National Future Day 2016 – Gamma-Detector

On Thursday  November 10, six enthusiastic 11 – 13 year olds visited Z43 for Swiss National Future Day 2016, where they each manfactured a working gamma detector.

 
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