London (PRWEB UK) 12 January 2014
A new tissue imaging technique found by scientists could improve cancer diagnosis - which currently takes weeks because samples must be interpreted by the histologist's eye in the pathology lab.
A technique used by the researchers from the UK's Imperial College London, Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MSI), measures the way hundreds or thousands of chemical components are distributed in a tissue sample. It holds the potential of removing the need for histologists to look down microscopes. Meaning, rather than rely on analysis-by-eye, future imaging via MSI could identify the type of tissue and whether it is cancerous in computer-quick time.
(Source: BayouBuzz.com, New imaging method 'could speed up cancer diagnosis', 2013)
SMi's 10th annual Oncology Imaging conference will provide attendees with a comprehensive insight into the industry and its future. The two-day event will be considering the current landscape of personalised imaging within the field of oncology, as research suggests healthcare that is inherently more ‘personal’ is the way forward. In addition, this year’s event will explore current and future legislation and its impact on imaging. The use of imaging in clinical trials will also be examined and discussed, together with the use of novel biomarkers.
Event highlights at SMi's 10th annual Oncology Imaging conference include:
Key Speakers include:
To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014cancer-imaging27.asp.
Pharmacokinetics Pre-Conference Workshop | Led by Dr Marijn Vlaming, Research Scientist, TNO | 11th March 2014, London, UK
In this workshop various non- or minimally invasive methods to study pharmacokinetics in preclinical (in vitro and in vivo) and clinical settings will be presented. We will further describe methods to translate preclinical data to the situation in humans and options to obtain relevant data from humans early in the drug development process.