International Cancer Imaging Society


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Message from the President

"Welcome to the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS), a professional body established to promote education and stimulate research in oncological imaging. ICIS promotes the exchange of ideas among radiologists and other physicians who specialize in cancer imaging. We hold our annual meetings at various locations in Europe, and satellite meetings are periodically conducted abroad in conjunction with national societies; past venues have included Hong Kong, South Africa, Kuwait, Hungary, Brazil and in October 2013, Korea. In February 2013 we held our inaugural one day, personalised, interactive teaching course in London - Masterclass in Imaging of Gynaecological Cancers. This was a great success, we held a repeat in September 2013 and it will run again in Paris on 3rd July 2014. This course is now sold out, but please register your interest for this and other courses in the series using the facility in the right hand panel.  The ICIS Interactive series has been developed to include a Masterclass in Imaging of Pancreatic Tumours, held for the first time in London in February 2014; we are planning to repeat this course later in 2014 - watch the website for further details!

The 14th ICIS Annual Teaching Course will be held in Heidelberg, Germany from October 9 to 11, 2014. Entitled "Working Together for the Patient", the meeting will be in association with the European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI) and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) - do join us if you can!

I invite you to JOIN ICIS and become a Society member. You will benefit from reduced registration fees at all ICIS meetings, receive e-newsletters to keep you informed of Society news and highlighting recently published articles in our official journal CANCER IMAGING. Your membership and participation in the Society will help to further invigorate this exciting field of clinical practice and research."
 

 

Next Society meeting

International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 14th Annual Teaching Course

Thu 09 Oct 2014 Sat 11 Oct 2014 Society

International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 14th Annual Teaching Course

Heidelberg, Germany

Working together for the patient

In association with ESOI · European Society of Oncologic Imaging and EANM · European Association of Nuclear Medicine

Highlighting the role of imaging in the multidisciplinary management of oncology patients through:

  • Practical problem solving
  • Interactive teaching and active learning
  • State-of-the-art imaging strategies for clinical decision-making
  • Understanding cancer biology principles for practical imaging
  • Presentation of innovative research

A full flyer for this Meeting can be found here

Registration and full programme is available now.

 

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News

Radiologist Jelle Barentsz Knighted

30 May 2014

Radiologist Jelle Barentsz Knighted

Based on international and national recommendations and evaluation letters of top experts, Mayor Mr. Paul Mengde has recently bestowed upon Professor Jelle Barentsz one of the highest Royal Decorat ...

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ICIS Current and Past Office Bearers

Prof. Andrea Rockall
Prof. Andrea Rockall - Vice President
Dr. Beth McCarville
Dr. Beth McCarville - President Elect
Dr. Jay Heiken
Dr. Jay Heiken - Secretary
Dr. Dow-Mu Koh
Dr. Dow-Mu Koh - Treasurer
Dr. Leslie Quint
Dr. Leslie Quint - Immediate Past President
Prof. Anwar Padhani
Prof. Anwar Padhani - Past President
Prof. Vincent Chong
Prof. Vincent Chong - Past President
Dr. Liliane Ollivier
Dr. Liliane Ollivier - Past President
Professor Wolfgang Schima
Professor Wolfgang Schima - Past President
Prof. Robert Hermans
Prof. Robert Hermans - Past President
Dr. Sheila Rankin
Dr. Sheila Rankin - Past President
Prof. Jelle Barentsz
Prof. Jelle Barentsz - Past President
Prof. Massimo Bellomi
Prof. Massimo Bellomi - Past President
Prof. Daniel Vanel
Prof. Daniel Vanel - Past President
Prof. Rodney Reznek
Prof. Rodney Reznek - Past President
Prof. Dame Janet Husband DBE
Prof. Dame Janet Husband DBE - Past President
Prof. Rodney Hicks
Prof. Rodney Hicks - Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Imaging
Ken Miles
Ken Miles - Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Imaging
Dr. Conor Collins
Dr. Conor Collins - Past Honorary Secretary
Prof. Dr. med Stefan Diederich
Prof. Dr. med Stefan Diederich - Past Honorary Secretary
Dr. Michael King
Dr. Michael King - Past Honorary Treasurer
Maureen Watts
Maureen Watts - General Manager


» Full list of ICIS Fellows


ICIS Interactive Series

Pancreatic Tumours
Friday 31st October 2014

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ICIS Interactive Series

Prostate Cancer
Thursday 22nd January 2015

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

FDG-PET/CT shows promise for breast cancer patients younger than 40

Published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:27:27 GMT

PET/CT imaging of patients younger than 40 who were initially diagnosed with stage I–III breast cancer resulted in change of diagnosis, a study shows. While guidelines recommend FDG-PET/CT imaging only for women with stage III breast cancer, it can also help physicians more accurately diagnose young breast cancer patients initially diagnosed with earlier stages of the disease.

'Virtual breast' could improve cancer detection

Published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:07:17 GMT

A 'virtual breast' has been developed to help train clinicians in the use of ultrasound elastography. The advanced imaging technique holds promise for improving cancer detection, but only if the results are interpreted properly.

Safer approach for diagnostic medical imaging

Published: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:45:47 GMT

A novel approach that can considerably improve the capabilities of medical imaging with safer procedures for the patient has been developed by researchers.

Customizing chemotherapy in lung cancer: New phase II data reported

Published: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:59:01 GMT

Measuring the expression levels of an enzyme involved in DNA synthesis can help predict the response of lung cancers to certain treatments, a Korean study has shown. In a randomized phase II study, researchers showed that patients whose lung cancers expressed low levels of an enzyme called thymidylate synthase experienced a greater benefit from treatment with the combination of pemetrexed and cisplatin than those whose tumors expressed high levels.

Cryptogenic strokes may find explanation in heart

Published: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:22:27 GMT

More than half of the patients who have suffered a stroke with no well-defined aetiology have an enlarged left atrial appendage of the heart, according to a study. The results indicate that the enlargement of the left atrial appendage may be an independent risk factor of strokes with cardiac origin.

Study questions accuracy of lung cancer screens with FDG-PET technology in some geographic regions

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:11:49 GMT

FDG-PET technology is less accurate in diagnosing lung cancer versus benign disease in regions where infections like histoplasmosis or tuberculosis are common, a new study suggests. Misdiagnosis of lung lesions suspicious for cancer could lead to unnecessary tests and surgeries for patients, with additional potential complications and mortality.

Patients accept false-positives to achieve diagnostic sensitivity

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:21:58 GMT

Both patients and healthcare professionals believe diagnosis of extracolonic malignancy with screening computed tomography colonography greatly outweighs the potential disadvantages of subsequent radiologic or invasive follow-up tests precipitated by false-positive diagnoses, according to a new study.

Fine line between breast cancer, normal tissues

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:28:42 GMT

A tool has been successfully tested that will help surgeons better distinguish cancerous breast tissue from normal tissue, thereby decreasing the chances for repeat operations. The tool, known as DESI mass spectrometry imaging, works by turning molecules into electrically charged versions of themselves, called ions, so that they can be identified by their mass.

Research on photoacoustics to detect breast cancer

Published: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:11:12 GMT

Researchers report a new method to detect breast cancer based on photoacoustics, which could become an alternative to mammography or sonogram, they say. One advantage this method has over X-rays is that no type of ionizing radiation is used. This technology exploits the property of ultrasonic wave generation in tissue when it is illuminated with short, high-energy pulses of light.

Ultrasound enhancement provides clarity to damaged tendons, ligaments

Published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:54:42 GMT

Ultrasound is a safe, affordable and noninvasive way to see internal structures, including the developing fetus. Ultrasound can also “see” other soft tissue — including tendons, which attach muscles to bone, and ligaments, which attach bone to bone. Now one expert is commercializing an ultrasound method to analyze the condition of soft tissue.


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