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


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ICIS Interactive Series

Pancreatic Tumours
Friday 31st October 2014

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Better way to track emerging cell therapies using MRIs

Published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:28:39 GMT

The first human tests of using a perfluorocarbon (PFC) tracer in combination with non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging to track therapeutic immune cells injected into patients with colorectal cancer have been reported by scientists.

MS drug candidate shows new promise

Published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:27:55 GMT

Positive new data have been released on a drug candidate, RPC1063, for relapsing multiple sclerosis. According to the results from a six-month Phase 2 study of 258 multiple sclerosis patients, the drug candidate reduced the annualized relapse rate of participants with multiple sclerosis by up to 53 percent, compared with placebo. The potential therapy also decreased the emergence of new brain damage seen by MRI by more than 90 percent.

Down Syndrome helps researchers understand Alzheimer's disease

Published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:08:32 GMT

The link between a protein typically associated with Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on memory and cognition may not be as clear as once thought, according to a new study. Researchers looked at the role of the brain protein amyloid-beta in adults living with Down syndrome, a genetic condition that leaves people more susceptible to developing Alzheimer’s.

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.

CT scan is no more accurate than ultrasound to detect kidney stones, study finds

Published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:32:35 GMT

To diagnose painful kidney stones in hospital emergency rooms, CT scans are no better than less-often-used ultrasound exams, according to a clinical study conducted at 15 medical centers. "Ultrasound is the right place to start," researchers said. "Radiation exposure is avoided, without any increase in any category of adverse events, and with no increase in cost."

New non-invasive technique could revolutionize imaging of metastatic cancer

Published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:29:03 GMT

A new molecular imaging approach could revolutionize doctors’ ability to see tumors that have metastasized to other sites in the body, including the bones. Preclinical animal models of metastatic prostate cancer helped to pave the way for this new development, which uses bioluminescence, nanoparticles, gene manipulation as components of the exciting new approach to imaging local and metastatic tumors.

Neurobiological basis for key symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder found by brain imaging research

Published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:27:38 GMT

In a novel brain-imaging study among trauma victims, researchers have linked an opioid receptor in the brain -- associated with emotions -- to a narrow cluster of trauma symptoms, including sadness, emotional detachment and listlessness. The study holds important implications for targeted, personalized treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a psychiatric condition affecting more than 8 million Americans that can cause a wide range of debilitating psychiatric symptoms.

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.


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