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International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 19th Annual Teaching Course

  Cancer Imaging:   

  The Gateway to the Best Treatment and  

  Management of Oncological Patients  

Mon 07 Oct 2019 - Wed 09 Oct 2019

Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona , Italy

Meeting President: Dr. Giovanni Morana, Treviso, Italy


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These one day teaching courses are limited to 20 participants, each with their own imaging workstation and content delivered through lectures and hands-on case based learning.

Courses in 2019

Masterclass in Imaging of Hepatobiliary Tumours, Warsaw, Poland, Fri 5 Apr

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Masterclass in Pancreatic Cancers (2nd Edition), London, Fri 21 Jun

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Masterclass in Prostate Cancer (2nd Edition), London, Fri 8 Nov


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The Wizardry of AI and Machine Learning in Cancer Imaging

Fri 17 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019

Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

This joint initiative is presented by Champalimaud Foundation and the International Cancer Imaging Society.

A special focus multidisciplinary meeting on the development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in Cancer Imaging.


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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 Journal

Impact Factor 3.016

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.

A very well organised and highly educational course.  It was a pleasure to learn from experts in cancer imaging from around the world and have the opportunity to meet them.

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Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

New microscope captures large groups of neurons in living animals

Published: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:28:40 EDT

Researchers have developed a microscope specifically for imaging large groups of interacting cells in their natural environments. The instrument provides scientists with a new tool for imaging neurons in living animals and could provide an unprecedented view into how large networks of neurons interact during various behaviors.

Small vessel disease MRI marker linked to worse cognitive health in older adults

Published: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:22:56 EDT

Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Neurology.

Imaging method reveals long-lived patterns in cells of the eye

Published: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:22:46 EDT

Cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) form unique patterns that can be used to track changes in this important layer of tissue in the back of the eye, researchers have found. Using a combination of adaptive optics imaging and a fluorescent dye, the researchers used the RPE patterns to track individual cells in healthy volunteers and people with retinal disease.

Laser-targeted removal of prostate tumors works as well complete removal of prostate

Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:20:51 EDT

Researchers have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while preserving more sexual and urinary function than the other treatments.

Visualizing better cancer treatment

Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:06:05 EDT

Researchers have engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by MRI. The innovation allows researchers to administer therapy while noninvasively monitoring the therapeutic progress and drastically reducing the need for surgical intervention. They biosynthesized a protein block copolymer containing amino acid building blocks with fluorinated thermoresponsive assembled protein (F-TRAP), which assembles into a nanoscale micelle with the noteworthy abilities.

3D mammography significantly reduces breast biopsy rates

Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:39:20 EDT

The use of digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, may significantly reduce the number of women who undergo breast biopsy for a non-cancerous lesion following an abnormal mammogram, according to a new study.

Measuring differences in brain chemicals in people with mild memory problems

Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:39:17 EDT

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transmit messages between neurons. The strength of these magnetic fields allows the researchers to measure tiny amounts and compare multiple brain metabolite levels at the same time. These studies may ultimately help to reveal what initiates memory decline and may, perhaps, even predict dementia risk.

Ultrasound provides precise, minimally invasive way to measure heart function in children

Published: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:02:46 EDT

Currently, a practical, precise, minimally invasive way to measure cardiac output or heart function in children undergoing surgery does not exist. New research illustrates how a novel minimally invasive method using catheter-based ultrasound to measure heart function performed with similar precision to a traditional highly invasive device.

New practice corrects pump function in heart failure

Published: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:20:01 EDT

New results pave the way for a new standard of care to improve the heart's pump function in selected patients with heart failure.

A new method to diagnose cancer cells inside lymph nodes

Published: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:13:15 EDT

The vast majority of cancer deaths occur due to the spread of cancer from one organ to another, which can happen either through the blood or the lymphatic system. However, it can be tricky to detect this early enough. Researchers have developed a new method that would allow doctors to detect cancers in the lymph nodes while they are still small, before they travel to other parts of the body. This can greatly increase the chances of a successful treatment.

Non-invasive imaging technique valid for identifying small airway disease in lung

Published: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 07:58:01 EDT

Landmark study confirms ability of non-invasive imaging technique to identify early signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Inside a tumor: Purple bacteria visualize 'big eaters'

Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:22:50 EDT

Scientists have shown that harmless purple bacteria (Rhodobacter) are capable of visualizing heterogeneity in tumors. With the aid of optoacoustic imaging, the researchers used these microorganisms to visualize macrophages (Greek for 'big eaters'), that also play a role in tumor development.

Role of a deep brain structure in concussion

Published: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:12:06 EDT

Through a combination of biometric tracking, simulated modeling and medical imaging, researchers detail how hits to the side of the head cause concussion.

Cancer imaging technology can help reveal life-threatening pregnancy disorder

Published: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:32:03 EDT

An imaging technique used to detect some forms of cancer can also help detect preeclampsia in pregnancy before it becomes a life-threatening condition, a new study says.

Iron measurements with MRI reveal stroke's impact on brain

Published: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 10:36:51 EDT

A simple MRI method that measures iron content can provide a more comprehensive picture of the consequences of stroke-related damage to the brain, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings point to a role for MRI brain iron measurements in monitoring recovery from stroke.

Imaging technique finds differences between radiation-sensitive and resistant tumors

Published: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:13:05 EDT

Researchers have begun pilot clinical trials using an imaging technique called Raman spectroscopy, which offers promise for guided cancer treatment and could spare some patients of the toxic side effects of ineffective radiation therapy.

New 'tracers' improve diagnosis of cancer and may be useful for treatment

Published: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:51:51 EDT

Researchers have identified two new nuclear medicine tracers that make it easier to diagnose and potentially treat multiple types of cancer, providing high-quality images with less patient preparation and shorter acquisition times.

Could an eye doctor diagnose Alzheimer's before you have symptoms?

Published: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:09:58 EDT

A study of more than 200 people suggests the loss of blood vessels in the retina could signal Alzheimer's disease.

Three ways studying organic chemistry changes the brain

Published: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 13:14:47 EST

A new study using multiple imaging modalities shows that learning scientific information results in changes in the actual structure of memory-related areas of the brain, changes due to the encoding of the new information in these memory-related brain areas, and changes in the coordination among the network nodes that jointly contain the new information.

New optical imaging system could be deployed to find tiny tumors

Published: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 07:35:00 EST

Researchers have developed a near-infrared fluorescent optical imaging system that could enable them to find tiny tumors, as small as a couple of hundred cells, deep within the body.

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