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International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 18th Annual Teaching Course

  Advancing Cancer Imaging:   

  Improving Patient Outcomes  

Sun 07 Oct 2018 - Tue 09 Oct 2018

Palais de l’Europe, Menton, France

Meeting President: Prof. Wim Oyen, London, UK

Abstract submission opens 28th February with Abstract Deadline 4th June

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Masterclass in Imaging of Thoracic Neoplasms

Thu 17 May 2018  

London, UK

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Whole Body Diffusion, London, date TBC

Hepatobiliary Tumours, venue and date TBC

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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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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.

The most important meeting in the emerging field of cancer imaging that brings together many key opinion leaders and new adopters. Excellent quality of talks with high educational value.

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Bringing high res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scale

Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:24:14 EST

A new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Digital liver scanning technology could halve the number of liver biopsies needed in the NHS

Published: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:22:19 EST

A study has revealed that a new scanning technology could almost halve the number of liver biopsies carried out on people with fatty liver disease.

New method maps the dopamine system in Parkinson’s patients

Published: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:22:10 EST

With the aid of a PET camera, researchers have developed a new method for investigating the dopamine system in the brains of patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The method measures levels of a protein called dopamine transporter and could lead to improved diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and the development of new treatments.

Motion capture-like technology for tracking protein shape

Published: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:11:29 EST

Researchers have demonstrated a motion capture-like technology that tracks how proteins fold and change shape using fluorescent probes. The research could lead to improvements in drugs used to treat neurodegenerative diseases, as well as new methods of imaging that may also allow for earlier detection.

Kidney stones on the rise

Published: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:44:11 EST

Kidney stones are a painful health condition, often requiring multiple procedures at great discomfort to the patient. Growing evidence suggests that the incidence of kidney stones is increasing steadily, especially in women. Researchers investigated the rise in stone formers to determine if this is a new trend, or simply an improvement in the way kidney stones are detected.

Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two

Published: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:31:26 EST

Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol. After only two drinks, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the part normally involved in tempering a person's levels of aggression.

NIR light may identify breast cancer patients who will benefit most from chemotherapy

Published: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:44:48 EST

A new optical imaging system uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy. The imaging system may be able to predict response to chemotherapy as early as two weeks after beginning treatment. Findings are from a first pilot study of the new imaging system -- a noninvasive method of measuring blood flow dynamics in response to a single breath hold.

Biomarker predicts success of Afib treatment

Published: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:44:43 EST

Researchers report successful use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation, an increasingly popular way to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.

Eye could provide 'window to the brain' after stroke

Published: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:43:09 EST

Research into curious bright spots in the eyes on stroke patients' brain images could one day alter the way these individuals are assessed and treated. A team of scientists has found that a chemical routinely given to stroke patients undergoing brain scans can leak into their eyes, highlighting those areas and potentially providing insight into their strokes.

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy

Published: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:07:19 EST

Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby's head size is normal, according to a primate study. The damage can be difficult to detect even with sophisticated brain scans. It may also occur from infections during childhood and adolescence. Hard hit are brain regions that generate new brain cells. Fetal brain structures that may be injured include those where neural stem cells play a role in learning and memory.

Crash diets can cause transient deterioration in heart function

Published: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:38:36 EST

Crash diets can cause a transient deterioration in heart function, according to new research. Patients with heart disease should seek medical advice before adopting a very low calorie diet.

Standard medical tests miss nearly two-thirds of heart attack diagnoses

Published: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:38:34 EST

‘Unrecognised’ and ‘recognised’ heart attacks have the same long-term risk of death

Electro-mechano-optical NMR detection

Published: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:46:34 EST

Researchers develop an NMR system which converts radio-frequency signals into optical ones, promises higher sensitivity for MRIs.

Microbubbles make breast cancer more susceptible to radiation therapy

Published: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:14:02 EST

Bursting oxygen-filled microbubbles in breast cancer makes tumors three times more sensitive to radiation therapy in preliminary tests with animal models of the disease

Light-triggered nanoparticles show promise against metastatic cancer

Published: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:57:42 EST

A new anti-cancer strategy wields light as a precision weapon. Unlike traditional light therapy -- which is limited to the skin and areas accessible with an endoscope -- this technique can target and attack cancer cells that have spread deep inside the body.

Using imaging to identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely

Published: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:05:59 EST

Ultrasound is traditionally used on pregnant women to study the anatomy, movement and blood flow of the developing fetus, but nurse researchers are now using the imaging technique to identify women who are at risk of giving birth prematurely.

Too few with stroke of the eye are treated to reduce future stroke

Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:04:03 EST

Only one-third of 5,600 patients with retinal infarction, or stroke in the eye, underwent basic stroke work-up, and fewer than one in 10 were seen by a neurologist. One in 100 of the retinal infarction patients studied experienced another stroke within 90 days of their retinal infarction.

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives

Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:37:04 EST

Advances in brain imaging can identify a greater number of stroke patients who can receive therapy later than previously believed, according to a new study. The results of the Endovascular Therapy Following Imaging Evaluation for the Ischemic Stroke (DEFUSE 3) trial demonstrated that physically removing brain clots up to 16 hours after symptom onset in selected patients led to improved outcomes compared to standard medical therapy.

Optical biopsy tool detects disease in seconds

Published: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:15:44 EST

A recent article reports how Resonance Raman spectroscopy, a tool previously used to provide molecular information in science, is now being used in medicine and biomedicine to provide an optical biopsy that offers more detailed, faster detection.

Biomechanical mapping method aids development of therapies for damaged heart tissue

Published: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:25:39 EST

Researchers have developed a new way to capture the detailed biomechanical properties of heart tissue. The high-resolution optical technique fills an important technology gap necessary to develop and test therapies that might eventually be used to heal heart damage after a heart attack.