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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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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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Cancer Imaging Journal

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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.

Medical Imaging News -- ScienceDaily

Obesity linked with differences in form and structure of the brain

Published: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:37:36 EDT

Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain's form and structure, including smaller volumes of gray matter, according to a new study. The findings add important information to our understanding of the connection between obesity and negative health consequences such as dementia.

Making digital tissue imaging better

Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:50:52 EDT

A low-tech problem troubles the high-tech world of digital pathology imaging: There are no reliable standards for the quality of digitized tissue slides comprising the source material for computers reading and analyzing vast numbers of images. Poor-quality slides get mixed in with accurate slides, potentially confusing a computer program trying to learn what a cancerous cell looks like. Researchers are trying to fix this, sharing an open-source quality control standard.

Three-dimensional imaging identifies nutrient exchange in the human placenta

Published: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:37:57 EDT

New three-dimensional imaging of the human placenta has been developed to help understand the reasons for fetal growth restriction.

Biosensor 'bandage' collects and analyzes sweat

Published: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:27:37 EDT

Like other biofluids, sweat contains a wealth of information about what's going on inside the body. However, collecting the fluid for analysis, usually by dripping or absorbing it from the skin's surface, can be time-consuming and messy. Now, researchers have developed a bandage-like biosensor that both collects and -- in conjunction with a smart phone -- analyzes sweat. The device could someday help diagnose diseases.

Roadmap for AI in medical imaging

Published: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:21:34 EDT

Researchers are examining applications for diagnostic medical imaging, identifying knowledge gaps and developing a roadmap to prioritize research needs.

Genetic analysis has potential to transform diagnosis and treatment of adults with liver disease of unknown cause

Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:38:32 EDT

Adults suffering from liver disease of unknown cause represent an understudied and underserved patient population. A new study supports the incorporation of whole-exome sequencing (WES) in the diagnosis and management of adults suffering from unexplained liver disease and underscores its value in developing an understanding of which liver phenotypes of unknown cause in adults are genetic.

Patient shielding provides negligible benefits while increasing risks

Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:17:06 EDT

A new study makes the case for why it is time to abandon the practice of patient shielding in radiology.

Five-minute sample processing enhances DNA imaging and analysis

Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:16:12 EDT

Scientists have developed a fast, simple sample preparation method that enhances imaging of DNA to better analyze its physical properties and interactions.

Childhood trauma has lasting effect on brain connectivity in patients with depression

Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:16:10 EDT

A study found that childhood trauma is linked to abnormal connectivity in the brain in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The paper shows symptom-specific, system-level changes in brain network connectivity in MDD.

Spying on cells' eating habits could aid cancer diagnosis

Published: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:43:16 EDT

Scientists have developed a new imaging technology to visualize what cells eat, which could aid the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

New PET imaging biomarker could better predict progression of Alzheimer's disease

Published: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:48:08 EDT

Researchers have discovered a way to better predict progression of Alzheimer's disease. A study utilizing positron emission tomography to image microglial activation levels showed that these levels could predict current and future cognitive performance better than beta-amyloid levels.

Black nanoparticles slow the growth of tumors

Published: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 10:44:04 EDT

The dark skin pigment melanin protects us from the sun's damaging rays by absorbing light energy and converting it to heat. This could make it a very effective tool in tumor diagnosis and treatment. Scientists managed to create melanin-loaded cell membrane derived nanoparticles, which improved tumor imaging in an animal model while also slowing the growth of the tumor.

New imaging method tested for first time on human patients

Published: Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:54:52 EDT

A new study could significantly improve methods for detecting and diagnosing congenital heart disease in infants and small children. Researchers used vector flow imaging to create detailed images of two three-month-old babies' hearts.

Artificial intelligence helps to better assess treatment response of brain tumors

Published: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 21:56:24 EDT

A team has developed a new method for the automated image analysis of brain tumors. The authors show that machine learning methods carefully trained on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are more reliable and precise than established radiological methods in the treatment of brain tumors.

Older women benefit significantly when screened with 3D mammography

Published: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:31:54 EDT

Mammography remains an effective method for breast cancer screening in women ages 65 and older, with the addition of a 3D technique called tomosynthesis improving screening performances even more, according to a new study.

Alzheimer's diagnosis, management improved by brain scans

Published: Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:31:46 EDT

A first-of-its-kind national study has found that a form of brain imaging that detects Alzheimer's-related 'plaques' significantly influenced clinical management of patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Mesothelin-targeted CAR T-cell therapy shows early promise in patients with solid tumors

Published: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 19:25:35 EDT

A chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy that targets the protein mesothelin showed no evidence of major toxicity and had antitumor activity in patients with malignant pleural disease from mesothelioma, according to new results.

Mini microscope for studies of brain disease in living mice

Published: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:39:18 EDT

Working with mice, researchers have developed a relatively inexpensive, portable mini microscope that could improve scientists' ability to image the effects of cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions in the brains of living and active mice over time. The device, which measures less than 5 cubic centimeters, is docked onto animals' heads and gathers real-time images from the active brains of mice moving naturally around their environments.

Glowing tumors show scientists where cancer drugs are working

Published: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 11:26:27 EDT

Experimenting with mice, researchers report they have successfully used positron emission tomography (PET) scans to calculate in real time how much of an immunotherapy drug reaches a tumor and what parts of a cancer remain unaffected.

Technique uses well-known dye to watch amyloid plaques in the brain

Published: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:21:45 EDT

New work repurposing one of the oldest known reagents for amyloid looks to help provide a clearer picture of how fibrils come together.

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