International Cancer Imaging Society


Welcome !

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



Register your interest for all ICIS interactive courses

Please click on the link below to register your interest for future ICIS interactive courses.  We will notify you in advance of registration opening, allowing you first refusal on this popular range of courses.

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Is a cancer drug working? Modified drug gives a 'green light' for its own success

Published: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:40:32 GMT

A modified anticancer drug can simultaneously target tumor sites and show whether or not it is working.

Novel technologies advance brain surgery to benefit patients

Published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:36:51 GMT

In a milestone procedure, neurosurgeons have integrated advanced 3-D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incision to remove deep-seated tumors. "These minimally invasive approaches permit smaller incisions and a shorter recovery. In this case, the patient was able to go home the day after the successful removal of multiple brain tumors," said one expert.

Forty-five percent rise in diagnostic imaging tests by GPs in Australia

Published: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:25:47 GMT

A 45 percent rise in diagnostic imaging tests ordered by Australian GPs is being driven by increasing GP visits, a rising number of problems managed at consultations and a higher likelihood that GPs order imaging tests for these problems, according to a new study says. Based on a long term national survey of 9,802 GPs between 2002 and 2012, the report draws on data from more than 980,000 GP-patient encounter records to assess the extent to which GP's order tests in line with diagnostic imaging guidelines.

Low strength brain stimulation may be effective for depression

Published: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:33 GMT

Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment of depression. Like antidepressant medications, however, they typically have a delayed onset. For example, a patient may receive several weeks of regular ECT treatments before a full response is achieved. Thus, there is an impetus to develop antidepressant treatments that act to rapidly improve mood. Low field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) is one such potential new treatment with rapid mood-elevating effects, report scientists.

Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage

Published: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:52:02 GMT

Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, according to a study. Compared to people with no brain injury, those with injuries had brain damage in brain white matter consisting of disruption to nerve axons, those parts of nerve cells that make up white matter and that allow brain cells to transmit messages to each other, a study shows.

Abdominal aortic aneurysms: Surgeon explains who needs screening, treatment

Published: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:22:48 GMT

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition: If the body’s major blood vessel ruptures, it can prove deadly. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its recommendations on screening. Now a surgeon explains who should be watched for abdominal aortic aneurysms, how they are diagnosed and how surgery, which now includes a less invasive endovascular option, is improving survival rates.

Breast cancer: Disease management program is largely consistent with guidelines

Published: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:58:29 GMT

There are only few discrepancies between the disease management program for breast cancer and current guidelines. However, some of the guidelines are more detailed. A need for revision may arise if new studies provide new evidence on a disease and its treatment.

Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis

Published: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:07:32 GMT

A new self-assembling nanoparticle has been developed that targets tumors, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier. The new nanoparticle boosts the effectiveness of MRI scanning by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells. The nanoparticle is coated with a special protein that looks for specific signals given off by tumors. When it finds one, it begins to interact with the cancerous cells; this interaction strips off the protein coating, causing the nanoparticle to self-assemble into a much larger particle so that it is more visible on the scan.

Fish oil supplements reduce incidence of cognitive decline, may improve memory function

Published: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:28:45 GMT

Regular use of fish oil supplements (FOS) was associated with a significant reduction in cognitive decline and brain atrophy in older adults, a study has found. The study examined the relationship between FOS use during the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative and indicators of cognitive decline.

Researchers assess emergency radiology response after Boston Marathon bombings

Published: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:52:31 GMT

An after-action review of one hospital's emergency radiology response to the Boston Marathon bombings highlights the crucial role medical imaging plays in emergency situations and ways in which radiology departments can improve their preparedness for mass casualty events.


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