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



Interactive Workshops

Masterclass in Imaging of Prostate Cancer

Thu 21 Jan 2016 or 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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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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Change of Venue for London Course Party
22 June 2015

Change of Venue for London Course Party

Join us to celebrate our 15th Anniversary in style! Thanks to the generous support from the Grand Connaught Rooms, we will be putting on the party of the year!

We hope you will join us on Tuesday 6th October for the opportunity to relax, network and have fun with friends and colleagues in the stunning Grand Hall at the Grand Connaught Rooms.

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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

An excellent course. Essential for prostate reporting.

CD | Gateshead, UK

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Innovative imaging study shows that the spinal cord learns on its own

Published: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:14:52 GMT

The spinal cord engages in its own learning of motor tasks independent of the brain, according to an innovative imaging study. The results of the study may offer new opportunities for rehabilitation after spinal cord injury.

3-D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

Published: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:55:28 GMT

Congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient's heart. This is the first time the integration of computed tomography (CT) and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) has been used in this way. A proof-of-concept study also opens the way for these techniques to be used in combination with a third tool -- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Study highlights 'important safety issue' with widely used MRI contrast agents

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:11:48 GMT

New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients each year. The study adds to concerns that repeated use of specific "linear"-type gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) lead to deposits of the heavy-metal element gadolinium in the brain.

Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain

Published: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:13:00 GMT

Fructose not only results in a lower level of satiety, it also stimulates the reward system in the brain to a lesser degree than glucose. This may cause excessive consumption accompanied by effects that are a risk to health, report researchers. Various diseases have been attributed to industrial fructose in sugary drinks and ready meals.

Tiny particles in blood useful for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Published: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:24:31 GMT

A protein encoded by the gene glypican-1 (GPC1) present on cancer exosomes may be used as part of a potential non-invasive diagnostic and screening tool to detect early pancreatic cancer, potentially at a stage amenable to surgical treatment, according to a new study.

Atlas of older brains could help diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Published: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:06:05 GMT

A digital map of the aging brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests. The atlas created using images from MRI scans of older people could aid diagnosis by comparing the patients' scans with a detailed map of the healthy aging brain.

Could 'virtual reality' treat alcoholism?

Published: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:10:12 GMT

A form of 'virtual-reality' therapy may help people with alcohol dependence reduce their craving for alcohol, a new study suggests. The findings come from a small study of just 10 patients. But researchers said they are optimistic about the potential for virtual reality as a therapy for alcohol use disorders.

Annual low-dose CT screening safe, reliable for identifying pre-cancers

Published: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:10:56 GMT

An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery. The study authors found the imaging technology, called low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), to be a safe and effective screening tool to monitor those with nonsolid lung nodules, which in some cases are precursors to cancer. Lung nodules are small tissue masses in the lungs that can be benign or cancerous.

CT allows nonsurgical management of some lung nodules

Published: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:22:39 GMT

People who have nonsolid lung nodules can be safely monitored with annual low-dose computed tomography screening, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings could help spare patients from unnecessary surgery and additional imaging.

New agent developed for prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment

Published: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:46:22 GMT

An agent called PSMA-617 is capable of attaching specifically to prostate cancer cells. This agent can be labeled with various radioactive substances. When chemically bound to a weakly radioactive diagnostic radionuclide, it can detect prostate tumors and their metastases in PET scans. If labeled with a strongly radioactive therapeutic radionuclide, PSMA-617 can specifically destroy cancer cells. A first clinical application of this radiopharmaceutica has now delivered promising results.

Most women with early-stage breast cancer undergo imaging for metastatic cancer despite guidelines

Published: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:27:15 GMT

Most women -- about 86 percent -- with early-stage breast cancer will undergo imaging to determine if the cancer has metastasized, despite international guidelines that recommend against testing, found a Canadian study.

Simultaneous live imaging of a specific gene's transcription, dynamics

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:21:56 GMT

A research group has developed a live-imaging method for simultaneous measurements of the transcriptional activity and nuclear position of endogenous genes. This method is used to detect sub-genome-wide mobility changes that depend on the activity of a pluripotency-related gene in mouse embryonic stem cells.

Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome

Published: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:18:28 GMT

The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals with this genetic neurodevelopmental disorder are highly susceptible to early onset Alzheimer's disease later in life.

New imaging technique could make brain tumor removal safer, more effective, study suggests

Published: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:42:39 GMT

Brain surgery is famously difficult for good reason: When removing a tumor, for example, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope as they try to take out as much of the cancer as possible while keeping crucial brain tissue intact — and visually distinguishing the two is often impossible. Now researchers report they have developed an imaging technology that could provide surgeons with a color-coded map of a patient’s brain showing which areas are and are not cancer.

Redrawing the brain's motor map

Published: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 23:21:09 GMT

Neuroscientists have refined a map showing which parts of the brain are activated during head rotation, resolving a decades-old puzzle. Their findings may help in the study of movement disorders affecting the head and neck.

Brain injury patterns linked to post-concussion depression, anxiety

Published: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:23:14 GMT

Post-concussion psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety and irritability can be extremely disabling for those among the nearly 3.8 million people in the United States who suffer concussions every year. The mechanisms underlying these changes after concussion--also known as mild traumatic brain injury--are not sufficiently understood, and conventional MRI results in most of these patients are normal. Now, a new MRI study has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety.

New method for investigating, classifying liver tumors

Published: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:19:13 GMT

Adenomas are rare liver tumors, a certain percentage of which can become malignant. Using a new MR (magnetic resonance) technique, it is now possible to classify adenomas without subjecting patients to invasive tissue sampling procedures.

New commercial method for producing medical isotope

Published: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:22:44 GMT

The effort to secure a stable, domestic source of a critical medical isotope has reached an important milestone as researchers demonstrated the production, separation and purification of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99).

Wireless researchers call for reformed safety standards for wireless devices

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:31:00 GMT

A new article has called for temperature changes in the tissues of the body to be used as a safety metric for mobile devices operating at mmWave frequencies, rather than power density, now the standard.

Longitudinal brain changes during transition from adolescence to adulthood found in ASD

Published: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:44:06 GMT

The atypical trajectory of cortical/brain development in autism spectrum disorder extends well beyond young childhood and into late adolescence and young adulthood, a new study demonstrates.