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  • BraTumIA is an actively tested innovative 3D technology that provides doctors with a superior picture of a brain tumor with the potential of improving tumor diagnosis accuracy and reducing costs.

    Healthcare systems today can be improved dramatically through information technology such as the invention of the Brain Tumor Image Analysis computer program (BraTumIA). This innovative technology has been developed by a team of doctors and engineers at the University Hospital Bern and University of Bern in Switzerland. BraTumIA is a software tool which, within minutes, can analyze the volume of a malignant brain tumor in a 3D perspective, accurately measuring not only tumor volume but also the position of the pathology in the patient’s brain. This is a significant development in brain imaging technology that will empower doctors and has the potential to facilitate diagnosis and treatment monitoring while reducing health care costs.

    It enables doctors to monitor the tumor volume over time in a quick and accurate manner—this is especially important while the patient is undergoing chemotherapy as it can visually show any change in tumor growth. When you consider the side effects of chemotherapy, a tool showing the effectiveness of any chemotherapy treatment can have a tremendous impact on the type or duration of the treatment. This can reduce costs and/or increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatment.

    Typically radiologists get Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans (MRI) of a patient’s tumor, which are a pile of two-dimensional images. “The appearance of gliomas in MR images can vary greatly, which renders their radiological analysis very challenging. Consequently, clinicians usually apply standardized two-dimensional measures instead of outlining the complete tumor in a three-dimensional fashion to capture tumor size. The latter, when performed manually, is quite cumbersome, it takes hours and can differ from clinician to clinician making the interpretations subjective. BraTumIA instead performs tumor volumetry within five minutes, and most importantly always does it in a consistent manner, so chances for error decrease significantly,” says Raphael Meier, one of the main developers of BraTumIA, a PhD Candidate at the Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics at the University of Bern.

    “The three-dimensional measurement of tumor size, called tumor volumetry, is usually desired but difficult to obtain,” says Meier. In clinical studies, volumetry was shown to be superior when compared to two-dimensional measures. The tumor volumetry, presented by BraTumIA program, automatically marks every pixel in an image, detects whether it is a tumor or not and examines it on a three-dimensional basis. Thus, relieving doctors from performing the task manually. In the output of the computer process a doctor obtains information about the volume of the tumor and the exact location in the brain. “Currently it is the only program that’s publicly available and can be downloaded for free and works without the need for human support,” says Meier.

    According to the specialist, BraTumIA will not replace the clinician, but can assist him and save up to two hours of work, which gives the opportunity for a doctor to spend more time on other relevant tasks. But, accuracy is still of paramount importance and at the end the clinician will look at the output of the software and double check it.

    Even more BraTumIA could also benefit patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, measuring multiple sclerosis lesions, and those who have suffered stroke. The interdisciplinary team in Bern is currently working on these two future versions of the software.

    It is expected, for multiple sclerosis, BraTumIA could provide precise analyses of inflamed brain tissue in the white brain matter (plaques). With stroke patients the software will serve the purpose of risk analysis—to determine which parts of the brain are likely to remain damaged subsequent to treatment. BraTumIA has been tested in the research departments of more than 80 institutions worldwide including NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Dundee in the UK.

    According to Professor Roland Wiest, Neuroradiologist and Leader of the Support Centre of Advanced Neuroimaging at the Bern University Hospital, “The precision segmenting of the tumor tissue is enabling us to use the image information to optimize the treatment on an ever more precise basis. This is hugely important, as new treatment strategies for gliomas— malignant tumors—can receive exact information on the growth data concerning the tumors.”

    The tool was primarily designed for segmenting preoperative images, however, as Raphael Meier says, “The project intends to extend the software’s capability to segment postoperative images and then images overtime.”

    The project was started several years ago by researchers Roland Wiest, Stefan Bauer and Mauricio Reyes, as part of Stefan Bauer’s PhD thesis. After completion of the thesis, the work has been continued by Raphael Meier (Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics).

    Current development of BraTumIA also benefits from contributions of master’s students who are pursuing their theses within the project group.

    Based on request BraTumIA is made available to researchers and clinicians at no charge go to

  • Look around! People, everywhere, are speaking on their phones, texting, surfing the net or playing games. Fitbits or Apple watches have become indispensable motivation tools. Cell phone masts and towers menace our landscape. Banks of Smart meters are attached to office buildings and apartment complexes as well as on homes.

    In fact, there is hardly a place you can go that is not WIFI connected! Restaurants, shops, schools, libraries, airports and, of course, our homes! The average home is now WIFI saturated with routers, WIFI computer networks, WIFI printers, SMART TVs, Apples' Echo, and WIFI baby monitors. We also have Bluetooth in our cars and WIFI on airplanes.

    We love the latest WIFI device or gadget. But there is growing concern that we are literally becoming WIFI addicted.1

    Beware—The Internet of Things
    And then there is the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of things is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity. Experts estimate that by 2020 the IoT will be rolled out to consist of about 30 billion objects.2

    This is one more serious problem on the horizon. The global rollout of 5G (5th Generation Mobile Technology) to support the IoT with untested WIFI frequencies will also be complete by 2020.

    This technology will require small cell towers in every neighborhood and on school grounds throughout the US and around the world. In fact, full-scale implementation will result in antennas every 10 to 12 feet in urban areas. That means you will soon be staring at a cell mast from your bedroom window! Before embracing the IoT enthusiastically, there are important questions that must be answered. Is this constant WIFI exposure safe? Are we altering vital biological processes? Most importantly, are the developing brains of children at risk?

    WIFI and Its Impact on Health

    Unfortunately, contrary to the efforts by Cellular Communications industry and the mainstream media to reassure us that all is well, evidence now points to the fact that our WIFI world poses some serious health concerns.

    The body has never in its evolution experienced something so foreign to itself. It, therefore responds as if the incoming signal was an invader (like a toxin). The body then experiences all sorts of symptoms, which may be hard to identify.

    A recent study sent shockwaves through the scientific community. In May 2016, the U.S. codes, of the National Institutes of Health, released the results of a $25 million nine-year study. The results found an increased occurrence of rare brain tumors (gliomas) and rare heart tumors from exposure to microwave radiation from cell phones.3

    More than 230 scientists from 41 countries have expressed their "serious concerns" regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices. They refer to the fact that "numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms adversely well below the levels that international and national guidelines deem safe."

    Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, DNA damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general wellbeing in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plants and animals.

    The World Health Organization Has Classified Emfs As Group 2 B Carcinogens—Possibly Cancerous

    An additional alarm was raised by 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries. They recommended a moratorium on the rollout of the 5G for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. They are concerned that 5G will lead to a massive increase of mandatory exposure and chronic illnesses to wireless radiation.4

    The health consequences impact us all. But the most vulnerable are our children, especially the unborn, infants, and young children.

    WIFI connectivity is a fact of life in our 21st century world. Like it or not, we live in a world where WIFI frequencies penetrate all living beings. There is hardly any place we can go to escape exposure from WIFI frequencies.

    No wonder there is a growing incidence of the physical disability called electromagnetic hypersensitivity from EMF exposure.

    So, what must we do to survive and thrive in our WIFI world?

    Solutions 101

    It's evident that we have a serious problem. In fact, EMFs are now considered to be the most dangerous and pervasive toxin, which magnifies the risk from all other toxic exposures.

    There are some basic things we can do to do reduce exposure. They include the following:

    • Replace your wireless devices with wired versions.
    • Use your smart phone safely—Keep the phone on "Airplane" mode most of the time.
    • Use your laptop computer wisely:—Use a wired Ethernet connection for Internet (rather than WIFI).
    • Create a sleep sanctuary—your brain is most vulnerable to EMFs during sleep. Unplug everything in your bedroom at night.
    • Use a headset that is not wired (wires attract and amplify EMFs)—use an airtube headset, instead.
    • Do not put a laptop/iPad on your lap.
    • Reduce temptation to purchase more WIFI devices!

    Patented Solutions For WIFI Protection

    We are now literally surrounded and inter-penetrated by EMFs 24/7. There is no escape. Therefore, the ultimate protection requires a technology that will provide a personal field of protection.

    As a Naturopathic Doctor, I have been alerted to the serious health risks from EMFs. For the past 15 years I have been investigating this subject as well as lecturing about the dangers.

    My quest has also been to find the most effective and proven technologies that reduce physical harm from these toxic frequencies.

    I have scrutinized many technologies. My search led me to one patented technology that has proven to be profoundly effective. The GIAPLEX technology by GIA Wellness is the technology that I personally use on all my devices as well as recommend to my family, friends and patients.

    GIAPLEX incorporates two patented technologies that are embedded in their devices.

    One of the patented technologies is called MRET (Molecular Resonant Effect Technology). Basically, the MRET superimposes a 'noise field' consisting of low frequencies of electromagnetic oscillations that resemble resonance frequencies of living cells in the body.

    These oscillations compensate for and neutralize the harmful effects of EMFs generated by cell phones and electronic devices while simultaneously providing support for the body's cellular functions. The MRET has been independently verified and proven to be effective.

    The second technology that is called ERT (Energy Resonance Technology) is a proprietary technology owned by GIA Wellness. ERT works by strengthening the person's biofield field, which is recognized by National Institute of Health (NIH) in 1994 to "involve electromagnetic bio-information for regulating homeodynamics."5

    Our biofield is essential to health. The biofield is described as the field of energy and information that surrounds and interpenetrates the human body. It is made up of electromagnetic fields and energy structures that contain information for helping all the systems of the human body to communicate and work properly.

    Giaplex cell guard

    The GIAPLEX technology is embedded in a variety of protective devices. They are small discs that are attached to phones, computers and routers, etc. GIAPLEX is very small and can be put in your car as protection from Bluetooth as well as all the other EMF sources from the car's electronics. It is interesting to note that metal attracts and amplifies EMFs, making our cars dangerous environments to be in without protection.

    There is also the state of the art headset that is embedded with the GIAPLEX technology, which utilizes a state-of-theart enhanced sound chamber that delivers a crystal clear sound through an air-filled wireless tube (similar to a doctor's stethoscope). Again, a reminder that the metal in the headset wires amplifies the EMFs right into the brain.

    ERT is embedded in pendants, which enhance and strengthen the biofield. Since stress, toxicity, and illness and, of course, EMFs, weaken the biofield, a pendant is a critical part for total EMF protection.

    One Last Thought
    I am not advocating giving up our WIFI devices. This is no longer even remotely possible or desirable at this time. What I am strongly encouraging is to use WIFI technology wisely and responsibly. Knowing that there are serious risks, use patented technology like GIAPLEX for greater protection from EMF exposure.

    As that wise adage reminds us, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. EMF protection is no longer a luxury but rather a necessity. We will then be able to not just survive but thrive in our Wireless Age.


    1. Nordrum, Amy (18 August 2016). "Popular Internet of Things Forecast of 50 Billion Devices by 2020 Is Outdated." IEEE.
    5. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Clinical Updates Women's Health Care. Volume X, Number 4, October 2011. Complementary and Alternative Medicine. page 9.