International Cancer Imaging Society

International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 16th Annual Teaching Course

Cancer Imaging: More Than Meets the Eye

Mon 03 Oct 2016 - Wed 05 Oct 2016

Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Registration will open on 2nd March 2016.

Interactive Workshops

Masterclass in Imaging of Prostate Cancer

Thu 21 Jan 2016 or Fri 22 Jan 2016  

London, UK

These one day teaching courses are limited to 40 participants, each with their own imaging workstation and content delivered through lectures and hands-on case based learning.

This course is now fully booked on Friday 22nd January.

Places still available on Thursday 21st January .

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Cancer Imaging Journal

Cancer Imaging is the official journal of ICIS, it is an open access, peer-reviewed journal with original articles as well as reviews and editorials.  The journal encompasses CT, MRI, ultrasound, single photon and positron emission tomography, including multimodality imaging in all kinds of malignant tumours, plus new developments, techniques and innovations.

About ICIS

The International Cancer Imaging Society exists to meet the important challenges of advancing imaging in the multidisciplinary management of cancer.

We promote education in oncological imaging and stimulate research in the study of human tumour behaviour, bringing together radiologists with an interest in oncological imaging for the exchange of ideas, and to organise scientific meetings, multicentre research studies and postgraduate courses within the field.



» President's Message 

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Do you believe that Cancer Imaging is important?

If your answer is yes, join us to support and promote the education in oncological imaging and stimulate research in the study of human tumour behaviour.

As a member you will also receive:

  • Discounted registration fees for all our teaching courses
  • Exclusive access to the members' area
  • Exclusive access to posters and presentations from the annual teaching course
  • 15% off the APC for submitting manuscripts to Cancer Imaging

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The ICIS 15th Annual Teaching Course
12 October 2015

The ICIS 15th Annual Teaching Course

The ICIS 15th Annual Teaching Course was a resounding success with a record number of delegates as well as a record  53 posters displayed.  Keep an eye out for our photos of the ICIS 15th Anniversary Party where you can spot faculty, exhibitors and delegates showing off their best moves on the dance floor!

We are also delighted to announce that Prof. Wolfgang Schima received the prestigious 2015 ICIS gold medal for his invaluable contribution to oncological imaging and to the International Cancer Imaging Society.

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The most important meeting in the emerging field of cancer imaging that brings together many key opinion leaders and new adopters. Excellent quality of talks with high educational value.

Gregor Thörmer | Siemens Healthcare GmbH

I am so glad I came to ICIS. It was an excellent meeting with very interesting topics and with excellent facilities.  It is always a pleasure to attend ICIS as it is an ideal meeting to interact with people from many countries and to learn about new skills in oncology imaging and novel techniques. You always choose beautiful places for ICIS and we hope to come again next year to London for another wonderful meeting.

MN | Argentina

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke

Published: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:38:25 GMT

Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could benefit from surgery. Since surgical treatment to prevent stroke is only considered beneficial to some, ultrasound can prove useful in preventing unnecessary surgical intervention, new research shows.

Breast MRI after mammography may identify additional aggressive cancers

Published: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:35:39 GMT

Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a new study. Researchers said that in some cases MRI findings of additional cancers not seen on mammography may necessitate a change in treatment.

Inflammation linked to weakened reward circuits in depression

Published: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:29:42 GMT

Persistent inflammation affects the brain in ways that are connected with stubborn symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure. The findings bolster the case that the high-inflammation form of depression is distinct, and are guiding researchers' plans to test treatments tailored for it.

First-in-human use of virtual reality imaging in cardiac cath lab to treat blocked coronary artery

Published: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:21:37 GMT

Virtual reality has potential to revolutionize some aspects of medicine and healthcare. Several medical specialties are already using it to train physicians and assist diagnosis and it also has potential for treatment. A group of cardiologists has now successfully used a VR device to guide the opening up (revascularization) of a chronically blocked right coronary artery.

Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy

Published: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:10:18 GMT

A new family of nanocarriers, called '3HM,' has been developed and meets all the size and stability requirements for effectively delivering therapeutic drugs to the brain for the treatment of a deadly form of cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme.

Brains with autism adapt differently during implicit learning

Published: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:22:48 GMT

A crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been identified by scientists. They have examined how the brains of typical and ASD individuals gradually became adapted to visual patterns they were learning, without awareness of the pattern, or implicit learning.

New method developed to predict response to nanotherapeutics

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:04:57 GMT

A new approach has been created that uses an FDA-approved, magnetic nanoparticle and magnetic resonance imaging to identify tumors most likely to respond to drugs delivered via nanoparticles.

Technique to more effectively diagnose, treat cancer developed

Published: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:10:22 GMT

A method to better trace changes in cancers and treatment of the prostate and lung without the limitations associated with radiation has been developed by researchers.

Navy researchers recruit luminescent nanoparticles to image brain function

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:21:01 GMT

Scientists are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain. The ultimate goal is to better understand how the billions of neurons in the brain communicate with one another during normal brain function, or dysfunction, as result of injury or disease.

Anaesthesia with surgical precision

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:24:32 GMT

Ultrasound technology will soon be helping doctors to anaesthetize patients more accurately. Ultrasound is being used in an increasing number of medical contexts, including diagnostics, treatment and examinations. Imaging techniques are also being used during narcosis in a process called 'ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia', during which a greater part of the patient's body is anaesthetized prior to an operation. This involves a doctor injecting the anaesthetic directly around the key nerves in question.

New microscopy technology may help surgeons save more lives

Published: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:23:16 GMT

Biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons have developed an augmented microscopy technology to help surgeons operate with greater precision and reduced risk of harming patients.

Child with drug-resistant TB successfully treated at American hospital

Published: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 00:21:58 GMT

Specialists report they have successfully treated and put in remission a 2-year-old, now age 5, with a highly virulent form of tuberculosis known as XDR TB, or extensively drug-resistant TB.

Researchers open 'Golden Window' in deep brain imaging

Published: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 22:21:43 GMT

The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a 'Golden Window' for deep brain imaging. This is a first for brain imaging, explain the authors of a new report on the topic.

Preventing radiation in cancer therapies to damage healthy organs

Published: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:55:54 GMT

When a person receives a cancer treatment through radiation, he or she is exposed to ionizing radiation and to avoid that energy to damage healthy tissue. A new study looked at the properties of various materials called dosimeters that measure radiation doses.

Mindfulness meditation trumps placebo in pain reduction

Published: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:16:00 GMT

New evidence has been found that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. The study used a two-pronged approach -- pain ratings and brain imaging -- to determine whether mindfulness meditation is merely a placebo effect. Seventy-five healthy, pain-free participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups: mindfulness meditation, placebo meditation ("sham" meditation), placebo analgesic cream (petroleum jelly) or control.

Obese kids young as age eight show signs of heart disease

Published: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:39:17 GMT

Imaging tests of obese children's hearts showed signs of heart disease, including kids as young as 8 years old. Obese children had 27 percent more muscle mass in the left ventricle of their hearts and 12 percent thicker heart muscles -- both signs of heart disease -- compared to normal weight children. Forty percent of the obese children were considered 'high-risk' because of problems with thickened muscle in the heart as well as impaired pumping ability.

Flipping the switch to better see cancer cells at depths

Published: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:44:57 GMT

Using a high-tech imaging method, biomedical engineers were able to see early-developing cancer cells deeper in tissue than ever before with the help of a novel protein from a bacterium.

Prevalence of 'silent' heart attacks in population

Published: Sun, 08 Nov 2015 17:48:08 GMT

In a multiethnic, middle-aged and older study population, the prevalence of myocardial scars (evidence of a heart attack) was nearly 8 percent, of which nearly 80 percent were unrecognized by electrocardiography or clinical evaluation, according to a new study.

MRI-based screening improves assignment of stroke patients to endovascular treatment

Published: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 18:29:27 GMT

A new system for determining which patients with severe strokes are most likely to benefit from catheter-based systems for blood clot removal led to a greater percentage of screened patients receiving treatment and to outcomes similar to recent studies that found significant treatment benefits.

Detecting arthritis with light

Published: Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:27:12 GMT

Joint inflammation (arthritis) is a common problem in medical practice and can be due to a variety of causes. Many types of inflammatory disorders affecting the joints belong to the diverse group of rheumatic diseases. The most common ones are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis which frequently affect the joints of the hands. These joint diseases are chronic in nature and cannot be cured yet. However, an early diagnosis and thus early medical treatment tremendously improves long-term outcome. That is why experts are developing a finger scanner which in the future will allow arthritis of the hands to be diagnosed at a very early stage.