International Cancer Imaging Society

International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 15th Annual Teaching Course

Mon 05 Oct 2015 - Wed 07 Oct 2015

Clore Education Centre, British Museum, London, UK

Targeting cancer with imaging 

Registration will open 4th March 2015.

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Masterclass in Imaging of Prostate Cancer

Thu 22 Jan 2015  &  Fri 23 Jan 2015

(now fully booked)

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.

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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.



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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 prestigious ICIS Gold Medal awarded to Dr. Jay Heiken
06 November 2014

The prestigious ICIS Gold Medal awarded to Dr. Jay Heiken

At our 2014 Annual Teaching Course in Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Jay Heiken was awarded the ICIS Gold Medal for 2014.  Prof. Rodney Reznek a long-standing colleague and friend said a few words about him.

Jay Heiken, is by any measure one of the leading radiologists in the world today. Currently Professor of Radiology, Director of Abdominal Imaging and Co-Director of Body Computed Tomography in the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St Louis, Missouri, he trained as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Columbia University in  New York. 

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A really enjoyable, informative and fun three days in a beautiful town.

KP | Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, UK

I am so very happy I came to ICIS this year, my first time.  Some of the talks were truly “life changing”.  I will gladly try to implement things I heard into my daily practice.  This conference showed me again what an exciting job I have and that here at ICIS I can acquire tools to truly make a difference.  Thank you!  Becoming a member of ICIS is a must!

EP | Germany

As a Radiologist who focuses on Cancer Imaging, I find ICIS courses and meetings extremely useful and stimulating. Not only do I get to meet the doyens in the field, the courses and meetings are so rich in state of art technology and new developments in the field of cancer imaging. There is no other imaging conference, that gives me so much value for the time.

BP | Australia

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

New breast exam nearly quadruples detection of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue

Published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:16:04 GMT

Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that would otherwise be obscured by surrounding dense breast tissue on a mammogram. The new breast imaging technique nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study.

New research could give alternatives for children's eye exams

Published: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:27:44 GMT

It’s very difficult to understand the retinal structure of children because they are known to be uncooperative during eye examinations designed for adults. New explores a new non-invasive technology that’s kind of like a handheld CT scanner for the eye.

Scientists invent system to improve effectiveness of cancer surgery

Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:25:55 GMT

With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes tumors to “light up” when a hand-held laser is directed at them.

One nanoparticle, six types of medical imaging

Published: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:25:49 GMT

Researchers have designed a nanoparticle that can be detected by six medical imaging techniques: computed tomography (CT) scanning; positron emission tomography (PET) scanning; photoacoustic imaging; fluorescence imaging; upconversion imaging; and Cerenkov luminescence imaging.

New laser could upgrade the images in tomorrow's technology

Published: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:45:11 GMT

A new semiconductor laser has the potential to significantly improve the imaging quality of the next generation of high-tech microscopes, laser projectors, photolithography, holography and biomedical imaging.

Live coverage of the immune system at work

Published: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:30:02 GMT

Researchers have developed a new technique to safely mark T-cells for non-invasive in vivo imaging to better understand what happens during immune reactions in the body. The immune system's T-cells are a key starting point for researchers developing immunotherapies against cancer and autoimmune diseases. T-cells are constantly on the move throughout the body, checking for invading pathogens and diseased cells. If any of these structures which fit the T-cells' specific receptors like a key fits the right lock -- then the T-cell will proliferate and set off a series of signals, starting the process of eradicating the diseased cell.

Imaging test for autism spectrum disorder under development

Published: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:18:27 GMT

A two-minute brain-imaging test that may be able to aid in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder is currently under development in the United States. Usually, diagnosis -- an unquantifiable process based on clinical judgment -- is time consuming and trying on children and their families. That may change with this new diagnostic test.

Advanced 3-D facial imaging may aid in early detection of autism

Published: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:56:03 GMT

Autism is a spectrum of closely related disorders diagnosed in patients who exhibit a shared core of symptoms, including delays in learning to communicate and interact socially. Early detection of autism in children is the key for treatment. Using advanced 3-D imaging and statistical analysis techniques, researchers have identified facial measurements in children with autism that may lead to screening tools for young children and provide clues to genetic causes.

Can ultrasound detect potential heart attacks, stroke before symptoms arise

Published: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:13:38 GMT

A study of portable ultrasound carried out in the USA, Canada and India has revealed the potential of this technology for detecting plaques in peripheral arteries that can lead to heart attacks and stroke before symptoms arise, in both developed and developing country settings, allowing preventive treatment in those affected.

Curbing growth of physician self-referrals requires Congress

Published: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:13:08 GMT

Recent American federal reports show that physicians are increasingly referring services such as diagnostic imaging to businesses in which they have a financial stake. The controversial practice depends on loopholes in existing law that the new Congress could consider closing, write two doctors.

First evidence of neuroinflammation in brains of chronic pain patients

Published: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:54:19 GMT

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found, for the first time, evidence of neuroinflammation in key regions of the brains of patients with chronic pain. By showing that levels of an inflammation-linked protein are elevated in regions known to be involved in pain transmission, the study paves the way for the exploration of potential new treatment strategies and possibly for biomarkers reflecting pain conditions.

Study suggests worsening trends in headache management

Published: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:48:51 GMT

Each year more than 12 million Americans visit their doctors complaining of headaches, which result in lost productivity and costs of upward of $31 billion annually. A new study suggests some of that cost could be offset by physicians ordering fewer tests and an increased focus on counseling about lifestyle changes.

Doctor warns against 'keepsake' ultrasounds

Published: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:07:52 GMT

Expectant parents should avoid the use of ultrasounds for nonmedical reasons, according to maternal-fetal medicine experts. “Ultrasound is a valuable tool when done for medical purposes by trained professionals,” said one physician. “But this technology should not be used for entertainment purposes to see an image of a baby or to identify gender."

Brain imaging may help predict future behavior

Published: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:29:04 GMT

Noninvasive brain scans have led to basic science discoveries about the human brain, but they've had only limited impacts on people's day-to-day lives. A review article highlights a number of recent studies showing that brain imaging can help predict an individual's future learning, criminality, health-related behaviors, and response to drug or behavioral treatments. The technology may offer opportunities to personalize educational and clinical practices.

Novel imaging technique improves prostate cancer detection

Published: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:46:37 GMT

In 2014, prostate cancer was the leading cause of newly diagnosed cancers in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men. A team of scientists and physicians now describe a novel imaging technique that measurably improves upon current prostate imaging -- and may have significant implications for how patients with prostate cancer are ultimately treated.

Low levels of Libby asbestos exposure linked to lung abnormalities

Published: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:17:47 GMT

People exposed to asbestos from mining in Libby, Mont., show long-term changes in lung imaging and function tests, even with relatively low asbestos exposure, reports a new study. Thirty years after the Libby mine was shut down, abnormalities are still found on chest computed tomography (CT) scans and lung function tests in more than half of workers exposed to Libby amphibole asbestos (LAA).

Bipolar disorder: New MRI imaging provides new picture, new insight

Published: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:12:17 GMT

Using a different type of MRI imaging, researchers have discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. In particular, the study revealed differences in the white matter of patients' brains and in the cerebellum, an area of the brain not previously linked with the disorder.

Imaging linking cell activity, behavior shows what it means for mice to have sex in mind

Published: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:17:03 GMT

An automated method (much more sensitive than fMRI) to detect the activity of neurons during specific behaviors, at the resolution of individual brain cells throughout the entire mouse brain, has been successfully demonstrated. A team shows brain activation patterns when male mice perform two critical tasks: recognizing other individuals and determining the sex of another individual.

New technology to detect lingering cancer cells during breast surgery

Published: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:27:38 GMT

Some patients undergoing lumpectomy surgery for the removal of an early detected breast tumor – the surgical option of choice for this diagnosis -- are benefiting from new intra-operative technology that detects microscopic amounts of cancer cells on removed tumor tissue not visible during or following surgical intervention.

Identifying brain variations to predict patient response to surgery for OCD

Published: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:17:16 GMT

Identifying brain variations may help physicians predict which patients will respond to a neurosurgical procedure to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder that does not respond to medication or cognitive-behavioral therapies, according to a report.