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 

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Interactive Workshops

Masterclass in Imaging of Gynaecological Cancers

Mon 11 May 2015  

Stockholm, Sweden

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.

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  • 15% off the APC for submitting manuscripts to Cancer Imaging

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Registration opens for London 2015
27 February 2015

Registration opens for London 2015

Prof. Andrea Rockall, President for 2015 has put together a really exciting programme for our annual teaching course.  

Keynote lectures
Microbubbles: From cancer diagnosis to theranostics
MR/PET imaging: Future directions

Plenary sessions
Structured reporting and decision support

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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

I would like to thank all the Faculty for the superb lectures delivered on the day and Dr Koh for an exceptionally well-organised meeting. The content, pace of lectures and the discussions were all extremely useful - my knowledge has improved significantly and I have no doubt my practice and reporting skills will further improve by using the material provided.

IM | Cambridge, UK

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

KP | Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, UK

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients with low tumor metabolic activity have longer survival

Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:24:49 GMT

Low pre-surgery uptake of a labeled glucose analogue, a marker of metabolic activity, in the primary tumor of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer is associated with increased overall survival and a longer time before tumor recurrence, a study shows. Patients with high labeled glucose uptake may benefit from additional therapy following surgery.

Scientists convert microbubbles to nanoparticles

Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:22:42 GMT

Biomedical researchers have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumors to potentially deliver targeted, therapeutic payloads.

High-tech method allows rapid imaging of functions in living brain

Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:22:40 GMT

Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, researchers were able to see blood flow and other functions inside a living mouse brain at faster rates than ever before.

'Google Maps' for the body: A biomedical revolution

Published: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:54:25 GMT

Scientists are using previously top-secret technology to zoom through the human body down to the level of a single cell. Scientists are also using cutting-edge microtome and MRI technology to examine how movement and weight bearing affects the movement of molecules within joints, exploring the relationship between blood, bone, lymphatics and muscle.

MRI based on a sugar molecule can tell cancerous from noncancerous cells

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:06:15 GMT

Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors, but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy to study cells directly. Now results of a study suggest that MRI could one day make biopsies more effective or even replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting telltale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells.

Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments

Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:19:42 GMT

Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from elements circulating in the blood that may be toxic to the brain. The research is important as currently 98% of therapeutic molecules are also unable to cross the blood-brain barrier.

Many things can be read in a newborn's gaze, such as future visual cognitive abilities

Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:20:33 GMT

Experienced nannies and doctors have always known how much the visual contact with a newborn can convey. A recent study provides scientific evidence for this everyday understanding. The findings show that a newborn's ability to fixate relates to the microscopic maturation of brain structures, and it predicts visual cognitive abilities later in childhood.

Imaging tests detect coronary artery disease long before it strikes

Published: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:33:45 GMT

Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, according to a new study.

New technique paints tissue samples with light

Published: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:22:40 GMT

One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells, enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments, thanks to a new imaging technique. Using a combination of advanced microscope imaging and computer analysis, the new technique can give pathologists and researchers precise information without using chemical stains or dyes.

Cancer patients want more information about medical imaging risk

Published: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:48:06 GMT

A substantial gap exists between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that use radiation, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings highlight a need for better communication as medicine enters an era of patient-centered care.

Prostate screening: Combining MRI with conventional prostate surveillance effective, study suggests

Published: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:57:59 GMT

Initial results from a randomized screening trial indicates that using MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) alongside conventional prostate cancer screening seems to offer improved cancer detection and can help avoid unnecessary biopsies.

Photodynamic therapy for pancreatic cancer made simpler, cheaper

Published: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:56:08 GMT

Research finds the values measured with dynamic contrast enhanced computer tomography strongly correlated with fluorescence intensity measured directly from the pancreatic tissue.

Total body iron balance: Liver MRI better than biopsy

Published: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:06:44 GMT

Investigators have demonstrated that MR imaging of the liver is more accurate than liver biopsy in determining total body iron balance in patients with sickle cell disease and other disorders requiring blood transfusion therapy. This discovery follows the researchers earlier work in pioneering techniques to use MRI to noninvasively measure liver iron.

How green tea could help improve MRIs

Published: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:04:28 GMT

Green tea's popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could have a new, unexpected role -- to improve the image quality of MRIs. Scientists report that they successfully used compounds from green tea to help image cancer tumors in mice.

Speech-based system for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Published: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:02:23 GMT

Various non-invasive methodologies for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease are under development, researchers report. Alzheimer's disease is the most significant cause of dementia in the elderly: it affects over 35 million people worldwide.

Finding a new test for children with concussions

Published: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:20:24 GMT

Researchers are working to develop a much needed tool for helping diagnose concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries suffered by thousands of youth -- hockey and football players among them.

Early imaging for back pain in older adults not associated with better outcomes

Published: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:19:18 GMT

Older adults who had spine imaging within 6 weeks of a new primary care visit for back pain had pain and disability over the following year that was not different from similar patients who did not undergo early imaging, according to a new study.

Memory and effects on the aging brain

Published: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:19:31 GMT

A study of brain aging finds that being male was associated with worse memory and lower hippocampal volume in individuals who were cognitively normal at baseline, while the gene APOE ?4, a risk factor for Alzheimer disease, was not, according to a new article.

Screening diabetic patients for coronary artery calcification improves diagnosis, treatment of heart disease

Published: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:33:25 GMT

A simple and inexpensive screening test can show which diabetic patients face an increased risk of heart disease, which can help them get the care they need, faster -- and proactively reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a new study.

New imaging tool to diagnose heart conditions is dramatically more accurate, less expensive and safer

Published: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 15:33:23 GMT

New heart imaging technology to diagnose coronary heart disease and other heart disorders is significantly more accurate, less expensive and safer than traditional methods, according to a new study.