International Cancer Imaging Society

International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 15th Annual Teaching Course

Targeting cancer with imaging

Mon 05 Oct 2015 - Wed 07 Oct 2015

Clore Education Centre, British Museum, London, UK

Royal College of Radiologists: 18 category 1 points

**Abstract Deadline Extended**
Submit by midnight on Tuesday 26th May!

Interactive Workshops

Masterclass in Imaging of Prostate Cancer

Thu 21 Jan 2016 & 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.


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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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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:

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  • 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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Abstract Submission for London 2015
22 May 2015

Abstract Submission for London 2015

The deadline for submission of abstracts for London 2015 has now been extended to midnight 26th May 2015.

To submit your abstract please click here.

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Great cases and speakers, a superb course. Thank you, good facilities and great food. Friendly faculty.

RM | Dumfries and Galloway, UK

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

Imaging technique identifies early metastasis in lymph nodes

Published: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:09:26 GMT

A highly sensitive imaging technique for non-invasive screening of lymph nodes for metastatic cancer has been developed by researchers. The new imaging technique -- so far tested in mice -- offers a rapid tool to noninvasively identify cancer's spread at its earliest stages.

New data clarify leaflet thickening in TAVI and surgical aortic prostheses

Published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:24:56 GMT

New data suggest that thickening of the valve leaflets following implantation of a transcatheter or surgical aortic valve bioprosthesis is relatively rare, not linked to short-term clinical events, and not unique to any one type of valve. Longer-term follow-up and larger studies looking specifically at this issue are warranted, experts said at a special session devoted to the emerging understanding of the phenomenon.

Analysis compares stent expansion achieved with guidance from OCT versus IVUS

Published: Wed, 20 May 2015 20:03:10 GMT

Data from the ILUMIEN II trial found that guidance from optimal coherence tomography was associated with comparable stent expansion as guidance from intravascular ultrasound in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Results from the study were presented today at EuroPCR 2015, the official annual meeting of the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions.

Results reported at first all pencil-beam proton center in US

Published: Wed, 20 May 2015 15:42:12 GMT

America's first and only proton therapy center to treat patients exclusively with pencil-beam scanning is reporting exceptional results in delivering cancer treatment since opening for patient care just more than a year ago.

Body's 'serial killers' captured on film destroying cancer cells

Published: Tue, 19 May 2015 17:26:22 GMT

A dramatic video has captured the behavior of cytotoxic T cells -- the body's 'serial killers' -- as they hunt down and eliminate cancer cells before moving on to their next target.

Studies examine prevalence of amyloid among adults; link with cognitive impairment

Published: Tue, 19 May 2015 16:18:12 GMT

Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, with a worldwide prevalence of about 25 million in 2010, expected to be doubled by 2030 because of increased life expectancy. The earliest recognizable pathological event in AD is cerebral amyloid-? aggregation (protein fragments that clump together to form plaque). New research analyzes the prevalence of the plaque amyloid among adults of varying ages, with and without dementia, and its association with cognitive impairment.

fMRI: New window into the brain

Published: Mon, 18 May 2015 16:14:46 GMT

Neuroscientists have made an important advance in studying the human brain with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This imaging technique is used in research to investigate the interactions between different brain regions – but indirectly: fMRI does not measure neuronal processes, but marks active brain areas on the basis of their blood flow. Now researchers have shown that interactions measured with fMRI indeed reflect correlated nerve cell activity, and in what form they do so. This will make the imaging method even more attractive for neuroscience research.

Study validates effectiveness of genomic test for lung cancer detection

Published: Mon, 18 May 2015 12:18:37 GMT

A new test will allow patients suspected of having lung cancer to be subjected to fewer and less-invasive tests to determine if they have the disease.

Revealing breast cancer using nanoscale polymers

Published: Thu, 14 May 2015 17:28:17 GMT

A biocompatible polymer selectively targets and lights up cancer tumors for a noninvasive imaging system, investigators report. Generating photoacoustic signals requires an ultrafast laser pulse to irradiate a small area of tissue. By 'listening' to the pressure differences created by the acoustic waves, researchers can reconstruct and visualize the inner structures of complex objects such as the brain and cardiovascular systems. Diagnosing cancer with photoacoustic imaging requires contrast agents that deeply penetrate tissue and selectively bind to malignant cells.

Sound waves could be viable alternative in diagnosing minor fractures

Published: Thu, 14 May 2015 16:19:29 GMT

A study has been conducted of the usefulness and efficiency of portable ultrasound in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Analysis showed that 85% of patients with a fracture confirmed by X-ray had injuries detected through ultrasonography. The authors say emergency clinicians could rule in fractures by studying the ultrasound images but ruling out fractures is still the job of radiographers.

Research paves way for early detection of liver cancer

Published: Thu, 14 May 2015 16:11:06 GMT

Researchers have developed the first robust and noninvasive detection of early stage liver cancer and liver metastases, in addition to other liver diseases, such as cirrhosis and liver fibrosis. More than 700,000 people are diagnosed with liver cancer each year. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for more than 600,000 deaths annually.

Computer intelligence system developed for acute stroke detection

Published: Thu, 14 May 2015 13:57:47 GMT

A novel computer-aided detection system has been developed for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. The detection accuracy is 90 percent, which is as high as that conducted by specialists, but at a much reduced time from 10-15 minutes to three minutes. The new system serves as a second opinion for frontline medical doctors, enabling timely and appropriate treatment for stroke patients.

A SMARTer approach to stroke care

Published: Thu, 14 May 2015 01:11:36 GMT

Time is critical when it comes to stroke, and early treatment is associated with better outcomes. According to the Screening with MRI for Accurate and Rapid stroke Treatment (SMART) study, small changes in quality improvement procedures enabled clinicians to use MRI scans to diagnose stroke patients before giving acute treatment, within 60 minutes of hospital arrival. MRI scans provide detailed images but take longer to complete than CT scans, which are commonly used in most centers.

Saving critical time diagnosing stroke patients with MRI by borrowing 'lean' principles

Published: Wed, 13 May 2015 20:39:53 GMT

Few hospitals routinely use MRI first-line for acute stroke diagnosis because of treatment delay concerns. The first study of its kind reports that, by applying "lean" process interventions, it is feasible to use MRI before administering a life-saving drug to stroke patients within 60 minutes of hospital arrival.

Research finds differences in the brains and behavior of girls and boys with autism

Published: Wed, 13 May 2015 12:37:35 GMT

Differences in the underlying biology of children's brains and behavior has been identified through a study on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. The findings may help explain how the condition affects a little-studied and poorly understood population of children: girls.

Stainless staining provides a new tool for clinicians and researchers

Published: Wed, 13 May 2015 12:37:31 GMT

A new technique promises to overturn the standard workflow in pathologic assessments of tissue by adding molecular information to standard optical imaging. The study relies on computation, instead of staining to provide images.

Food dye, near infrared light can aid in breast resection

Published: Tue, 12 May 2015 16:39:16 GMT

Roughly 1 in 4 women having breast conserving surgery (BCS) return to the surgical suite for further resection because of cancerous tissue left behind due to unclear margins. A research team focuses on coming up with a practical solution that both preserves the surgical practice of inking the margins of breast cancer tumors, and allows quality imaging post-inking.

Novel computer intelligence system for acute stroke detection

Published: Tue, 12 May 2015 15:23:41 GMT

Medical researchers have developed a novel computer-aided detection system for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. The detection accuracy is 90%, which is as high as that conducted by specialists, but at a much reduced time from 10-15 minutes to 3 minutes.

MRI shows potential to improve breast cancer risk prediction

Published: Tue, 12 May 2015 11:54:13 GMT

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides important information about a woman's future risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings support an expanded role for MRI in more personalized approaches to breast cancer screening and prevention.

'Top 100' papers in lumbar spine surgery reflect trends in low back pain treatment

Published: Mon, 11 May 2015 15:44:34 GMT

What are the most influential studies on surgery of the lower (lumbar) spine?