International Cancer Imaging Society

International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and 17th Annual Teaching Course

  Cancer Imaging and Intervention:   

  A Multidisciplinary   Approach   

Mon 02 Oct 2017 - Wed 04 Oct 2017

Langenbeck-Virchow Haus, Berlin, Germany

Meeting President: Prof. Dr. med Stefan Diederich, Düsseldorf

 

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Interactive Workshops

Masterclass in Imaging

of Gynaecological Cancers

 

Thu 2 Nov 2017  London, UK    LIMITED PLACES

Fri 3 Nov 2017  London, UK       NEW DATE

 

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This second edition Masterclass in Imaging of Gynaecological Cancers will highlight current imaging techniques, image interpretation and pitfalls in imaging gynaecological malignancies. 

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

2nd Edition Course

With all new cases for 2017

 

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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ICIS 2017 - Sponsored Delegate Opportunity
26 April 2017

ICIS 2017 - Sponsored Delegate Opportunity

The International Cancer Imaging Society attracts delegates from over 30 countries to it's teaching course each year. As a registered charity, we would like to ensure we have delegates in attendance from some of the world's least developed and developing countries, where funding travel to Berlin and ICIS registration fees may not be possible.

The ICIS Secretariat invites any individual from any country categorised by the World Bank as 'low income' or 'lower middle income', to apply to be a sponsored delegate at ICIS 2017. The list can be found here

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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

Thoroughly impressed by the organisation, quality of presentations, content and the people and city of Glasgow! Meeting colleagues from around the world who have a passion for cancer imaging was a real treat.  Congratulations!

ADVDA | US

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Anti-epilepsy drug restores normal brain activity in mild Alzheimer's disease

Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:12 EDT

An anti-epileptic drug has been tested for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. The team documented changes in patients' EEGs that suggest the drug could have a beneficial effect.

MRI without contrast agents? Yes, with sugar

Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:05:48 EDT

Scientists have been able to visualize brain cancer using a novel MRI method. They use a simple sugar solution instead of conventional contrast agents, which can have side effects in the body.

New biomarker assay detects neuroblastoma with greater sensitivity

Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:30:37 EDT

Investigators have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when standard evaluations yield negative results for the disease. Researchers provide the first systematic comparison of standard imaging evaluations versus the new assay that screens for five different neuroblastoma-associated genes and determine that the new assay improves disease assessment and provides prediction of disease progression.

Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?

Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:19:38 EDT

A new article compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who have previously undergone breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer initially diagnosed at 50 or younger.

Alzheimer's disease study links brain health, physical activity

Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:38:18 EDT

People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new study.

New spectral eye video database SPEED revolutionizes eye-tracking

Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:28:21 EDT

Techniques to acquire spectral data have been static for a long time - until now. Exciting and novel spectral video technologies are emerging, allowing us to extract increasingly dynamic knowledge from light. Using a spectral video device in eye-tracking, computational spectral imaging and eye-tracking researchers have created a novel - first of its kind - combined spectral video/spectral image database: the SPectral Eye vidEo Database, SPEED.

New technique makes brain scans better

Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:53:21 EDT

To help scientists take advantage of huge numbers of low-quality patient brain scans, a team of researchers has devised a way to boost the quality of these MRI scans so that they can be used for large scale studies of how strokes affect different people.

The (extra) eyes have it: Researchers investigate the wisdom of crowds in the realm of visual searches

Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:02:43 EDT

Your doctor is an expert with many years of experience. So when s/he tells you, upon reviewing all the fancy tomographic imaging you had done, that the tenderness in your breast is just some minor irritation, you want to believe her/him and leave it at that.

Brain tumors: Still devastating, but treatment has come a long way

Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:12:29 EDT

A neurosurgeon discusses advances in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment that are bringing renewed hope to the battle against brain cancer.

Diagnosing obesity by mathematically estimating abdominal fat

Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:32:13 EDT

Abdominal obesity, or fat that accumulates around one's stomach and abdomen, has long been considered to pose a high health risk in individuals. Hence, measurement of abdominal fat helps predict propensity to disorders caused by excess weight in the abdominal area. In a new paper, researchers propose a new technique to evaluate abdominal obesity by estimating the thickness of subcutaneous fat.

Nanoparticle based contrast agent developed for dual modal imaging of cancer

Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:31:21 EDT

Dual modal imaging which shares the advantages of two imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging and optical imaging, has the ability to produce images with higher spatial resolution and higher sensitivity. Contrast agents having both magnetic and optical properties identifies the cancer cells efficiently. Europium doped gadolinium oxide nanorods were synthesized and subsequently coated with silica to improve the biocompatibility.

Why is one twin smaller than the other? Answer could lie in the placenta

Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:37:13 EDT

When a baby is born small, it's often attributed to genetic factors or maternal risk factors like poor nutrition or smoking. But a twin study now finds that slower transport of oxygen from mother to baby across the placenta predicts slower fetal growth, as well as a smaller brain and liver.

Why do those with autism avoid eye contact?

Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:32:52 EDT

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder often find it difficult to look others in the eyes as they find eye contact uncomfortable or stressful. Now a study has shed light on the brain mechanisms involved in this behavior.

Gap in health care for Alzheimer's disease patients who live alone

Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:02:24 EDT

46% of patients who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in Sweden live alone in their homes, in particular older women, researchers report.

New magnet technology creates easy blood access for hemodialysis patients

Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:28:22 EDT

A new, minimally invasive system which uses radiofrequency energy instead of open surgery to create access for patients needing hemodialysis is reliable, with minimal complications, according to data.

Study looks at needles in treatment for shoulder pain

Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:18:43 EDT

According to a new study, the type of procedure used to treat shoulder calcifications should be tailored to the type of calcification. The results of the study will help interventional radiologists determine whether to use one or two needles for an ultrasound-guided treatment for a common condition called rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy.

New ultrasound 'drill' targets deep vein blood clots

Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:18:37 EDT

Researchers have developed a new surgical tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound to break down blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis. The tool is the first ultrasound 'drill' that can be aimed straight ahead, allowing doctors to better target clots -- which holds promise for significantly reducing treatment time. To date, the technology has been tested only in synthetic blood vessels.

Loss of estrogen a risk factor for disc degeneration and lower back pain

Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:18:01 EDT

'Oh, my aching back!' It's not an uncommon complaint heard from both men and women as they age and experience lumbar disc degeneration. Now a new study suggests that menopause is associated with severity of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine.

Single dual time-point PET scan identifies dual Alzheimer's biomarkers

Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:51:51 EDT

Identifying Alzheimer's disease before major symptoms arise is critical to preserving brain function and helping patients maintain quality of life. A new study demonstrates that a single dual time-point PET scan could identify important biomarkers of the disease.

Ultrasound for children with abdominal trauma

Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:17:20 EDT

Despite evidence showing that the routine use of sonography in hospital emergency departments can safely improve care for adults when evaluating for possible abdominal trauma injuries, researchers could not identify any significant improvements in care for pediatric trauma patients.