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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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Responsible use of x-rays in dentistry for children

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:13:56 GMT

Radiologists and dental specialists discuss the implications of the Image Gently campaign in a new article.

New microscopy technique yields fresh data on muscular dystrophy

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:14:22 GMT

A new microscopy technique yields resolution an order of magnitude better than previously possible. Through this new technique, the researchers showed that dystrophin was responsible for regulating tiny molecular fluctuations in calcium channels while muscles are in use. The discovery suggests that a lack of functional dystrophin alters the dynamics of ion channels -- helping to cause the defective mechanical responses and the calcium imbalance that impair normal muscle activity in patients with muscular dystrophy.

PET-CT predicts lymphoma survival better than conventional imaging

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:16:32 GMT

Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) is more accurate than conventional CT scanning in measuring response to treatment and predicting survival in patients with follicular lymphoma, and should be used routinely in clinical practice, according to new research.

Magnetic resonance helps detect, quantify fat in liver

Published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:05:55 GMT

Excess weight causes important alterations in an organism, one of which affects liver function. Fat accumulates in the liver producing hepatic steatosis which can cause inflammation, fibrosis and cirrhosis. To date, the most reliable method for determining hepatic fat has been hepatic biopsy. Imaging techniques such as abdominal ecography detect, but are less precise for determining the quantity of fat. Now a study has shown that magnetic resonance is a good method -- better still than hepatic biopsy -- for detecting fats in the liver and for quantifying them.

New radiosurgery technology provides highly accurate treatment, greater patient comfort

Published: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:25:37 GMT

A new stereotactic radiosurgery system provides the same or a higher level of accuracy in targeting cancer tumors -- but offers greater comfort to patients and the ability to treat multiple tumors at once -- when compared to other radiation therapy stereotactic systems, according to researchers.

Neuroimaging technique identifies concussion-related brain disease in living brain

Published: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:22:22 GMT

An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive. A new study suggests that an experimental radiolabeled compound, which is designed to latch onto a protein called tau that accumulates in the brain with repetitive blows to the head, can be registered on a PET scanner to effectively diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Imaging identifies asymptomatic people at risk for stroke

Published: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:49:05 GMT

Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study. The study looked at people with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, a narrowing of the major blood vessels supplying blood to the head due to atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup. Carotid artery stenosis is the primary cause of up to 20 percent of ischemic strokes, which result from an obstruction within a blood vessel and make up 85 percent of all strokes.

Using cerebral protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement can cut number of cerebral lesions

Published: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:22:23 GMT

A first-of-its kind study found that using a cerebral protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement can significantly reduce the number and volume of cerebral lesions in high risk patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Five radiation oncology treatments to question

Published: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:56:32 GMT

The American Society for Radiation Oncology has released its second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that are commonly ordered but may not always be appropriate.

Monitoring response of bone metastases to treatment using MRI, PET

Published: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:04:22 GMT

Imaging technologies are useful in evaluating response to cancer treatment, and this can be done quite effectively for most tumors using RECIST, Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors. RECIST works well for tumors located in soft tissue, but not cancers that spread to the bone. More effort, therefore, is needed to improve our understanding of how to monitor the response of bone metastases to treatment using MRI and PET imaging.


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