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2nd International Conference on Nuclear Medicine
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Radiation Therapy, will be organized around the theme “Nuclear Medicine: Future breakthrough in Diagnostics & Treatment ”

Nuclear Medicine 2017 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Nuclear Medicine 2017

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Physicians use radionuclide imaging procedures to visualize the structure and function of an organ, tissue, bone or system within the body. Nuclear imaging has two roles: diagnostic and prognostic, indicating that these methods are an essential component in the evaluation of diseases. Newer methods rely on positron emission tomography, allows the generation of images with higher resolution and absolute quantitation of biological processes such as transport activities, enzyme activities or angiotensin receptors. This track will focus on diseases like Non-cancerous diseases, Various Cancers, Congenital diseases, Autoimmune Diseases, Heart diseases, Brain disorders, Kidney diseases and Thyroid disorders

  • Track 1-1Nuclear Medicine in Cancers
  • Track 1-2Nuclear Medicine in Non-Cancerous Diseases
  • Track 1-3Nuclear Medicine for Congenital Diseases
  • Track 1-4Nuclear Medicine in Autoimmune Diseases
  • Track 1-5Nuclear Medicine for Cardiovasular Diseases

Nuclear medicine imaging procedures are non-invasive and, with the exception of intravenous injections, are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose and evaluate medical conditions. These imaging scans use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers. Depending on the type of nuclear medicine exam, the radiotracer is either injected into the body, swallowed or inhaled as a gas and eventually accumulates in the organ or area of the body being examined. Radioactive emissions from the radiotracer are detected by a special camera or imaging device that produces pictures and provides molecular information.

  • Track 2-1Sonography
  • Track 2-2Functional Imaging
  • Track 2-3Image-guided Therapy
  • Track 2-4Multi modal Imaging
  • Track 2-5Optical Imaging
  • Track 2-6Stereotactic Radiation and Radiosurgery

Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles are types of radiation used for cancer treatment. About half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy sometime during the course of their treatment. Radiation can come from a machine outside the body (external-beam radiation therapy) or from radioactive material placed in the body near cancer cells (internal radiation therapy, more commonly called brachytherapy). Systemic radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance, given by mouth or into a vein that travels in the blood to tissues throughout the body. The type of radiation therapy prescribed by a radiation oncologist depends on many factors, including: the type of cancer, size of the cancer, cancer’s location in the body, how close the cancer is to normal tissues that are sensitive to radiation, how far into the body the radiation needs to travel, the patient’s general health and medical history, whether the patient will have other types of cancer treatment, other factors, such as the patient’s age and other medical conditions. Topics of discussion in this session are Volumetric modulated arc therapy, 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, Particle therapy, Auger therapy, Brachytherapy, Intraoperative radiotherapy Radioisotope therapy, Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), Tomotherapy, Stereotactic radiation and Radiosurgery (SBRT, Gamma Knife, and Cyber knife) and Proton therapy.

  • Track 3-1Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
  • Track 3-2 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Track 3-3Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Track 3-4Particle Therapy and Auger Therapy
  • Track 3-5Intraoperative Radiotherapy
  • Track 3-6Brachytherapy and Radioisotope Therapy
  • Track 4-1Functional MRI
  • Track 4-2Phase Contrast MRI
  • Track 4-3Non-destructive testing
  • Track 4-4Liver and gastrointestinal imaging MRI

Diagnostic radiology is the process of creating images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures with external radiation. Diagnostic radiology techniques include the use of X-ray tubes that emit radiation, radionuclides, ultrasonographic devices, and radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation. Diagnostic radiology techniques are generally non-invasive, meaning the body is not entered with any equipment or cut open for imaging. However, certain procedures do combine diagnostic radiology techniques with minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat a condition. In addition, diagnostic radiology is often used to assist during minimally invasive surgery. Different diagnostic scans and procedures are also performed in nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine utilizes small amounts of radioactive agents, such as thallium or technetium, to examine various organs and their structures. These scans are used to diagnose, manage, and treat medical disorders and diseases. Different types of radiology techniques such as Coronary CT Angiography, Abdomen and Pelvic MRI, Molecular Imaging, Hybrid Imaging, PET/CT, SPECT/CT, Mammography and MRI in Cancer Diagnosis, Ultrasound, Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), will be discussed in this session.

  • Track 5-1Coronary CT Angiography
  • Track 5-2 Abdomen and Pelvic MR
  • Track 5-3Molecular Imaging and Hybrid Imaging
  • Track 5-4PET/CT and SPECT/CT
  • Track 5-5Mammography
  • Track 5-6MRI in Cancer Diagnosis
  • Track 6-1Digital Imaging
  • Track 6-2Nuclear Molecular Imaging with nanoparticles
  • Track 6-3Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Track 6-4Stereo Imaging

Therapy using unsealed radioactive sources includes treatment of the thyroid (hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer) using radioactive iodine, pain palliation of bone metastasis using radioactive bone seeking agents and others. Much research is under way to develop new radiopharmaceuticals in order to treat different tumors. This page gives information about basic safety considerations for both general and specific therapy. Highlights of this session include adjuvant radiation therapies; combine Radiation Therapies, External beam radiation therapies, targeted Radionuclide Therapy and interventional nuclear medicine.

  • Track 7-1Radioisotopes in medicine
  • Track 7-2Adjuvant radiation therapies
  • Track 7-3Combine Radiation Therapies
  • Track 7-4External beam radiation therapies
  • Track 7-5Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
  • Track 7-6Interventional Nuclear Medicine

Radiology is the specialization in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound, while Medical imaging is the technique and process of creating visual representations of the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention, as well as visual representation of the function of some organs or tissues. 

  • Track 8-1Pediatric Imaging
  • Track 8-2Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Track 8-3Neuroimaging
  • Track 8-4Thoracic Imaging
  • Track 8-5Molecular imaging
  • Track 8-6Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Track 8-7Medical imaging
  • Track 8-8Imaging techniques in ophthalmology

The Section of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology offers cutting-edge diagnostic tests and nonsurgical interventional treatments for patients with atherosclerosis and congenital heart disease. These therapies include the use of stents, angioplasty, intravascular ultrasound, embolic-protection devices and enhanced external counter pulsation (EECP). The main advantages of using the interventional cardiology or radiology approach are the avoidance of the scars and pain, and long post-operative recovery.Topics of discussion in this session are  Adipose-derived regenerative cell therapy, Cardio-pulmonary disorders pulmonary hypertension, Thoracic surgery, heart failure and transplant, Diabetes and heart conditions, Hepatocellular carcinoma Advances in Cardiac CT and Interventional procedures.

  • Track 9-1Adipose-Derived Regenerative Cell Therapy
  • Track 9-2Cardio-Pulmonary Disorders
  • Track 9-3Thoracic Surgery, Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Track 9-4Diabetes and Heart Conditions
  • Track 9-5Advances in Cardiac CT
  • Track 9-6Interventional Procedures
  • Track 9-7Pulmonary Hypertension

Radiography is an imaging technique which uses electromagnetic radiation other than visible light, to view the internal structure of a non-uniformly composed and opaque object (i.e. a non-transparent object of varying density and composition) such as the human body. To create the image, a heterogeneous beam of X-rays is produced by an X-ray generator and is projected toward the object. A certain amount of X-ray is absorbed by the object, which is dependent on the particular density and composition of that object. The X-rays that pass through the object are captured behind the object by a detector (either photographic film or a digital detector). The detector can then provide a superimposed 2D representation of all the object's internal structures. Contrast radiography uses a radio contrast agent, a type of contrast medium, to make the structures of interest stand out visually from their background, whereas plain radiography does not. Each type is best suited to certain indications.

  • Track 10-1Specialism radiography
  • Track 10-2Diagnostic radiography
  • Track 10-3Chest radiography
  • Track 10-4Spine radiography
  • Track 10-5Abdominal radiography

Imaging has become essential in all aspects of cancer care, from disease detection and characterization, to treatment response assessment and post treatment surveillance. Recent progress in imaging technology has presented new opportunities for improving clinical care. Interventional oncology, employing minimally invasive, image-guided techniques, is assuming an increasingly large role in treating cancer and its complications. This scientific session will focus on various imaging technique and it impact on disease diagnosis such as Fluorescence Imaging Techniques, Digital Mammography & Computer-Aided Detection System, Electrical Impedance Scanning, Nanotechnology based Detection and Tumor Microarrays

  • Track 11-1Fluorescence Imaging Techniques
  • Track 11-2Digital Mammography & Computer-Aided Detection System
  • Track 11-3Electrical Impedance Scanning
  • Track 11-4Nanotechnology Based Detection
  • Track 11-5Tumor Microarrays

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves treating cancer with radiation. Doctors who specialize in treating cancer with radiation (radiation oncologists) use radiation therapy to treat a wide variety of cancers. Radiation therapy uses carefully targeted and regulated doses of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells. Radiation causes some cancer cells to die immediately after treatment, but most die because the radiation damages the chromosomes and DNA so that the cells can no longer divide and the tumor can't grow.This scientific session comprises of  different types of cancers and the treatment involving  radiation therapy such as Head and Neck cancers,  Lung cancers, Gastrointestinal cancers, Gynecologic and breast cancers, Hematologic cancers, Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid cancer, Skin Cancer, Cervical cancer, Anal cancer and Prostate cancer.

  • Track 12-1Head and Neck Cancers
  • Track 12-2Lung Cancers
  • Track 12-3Gastrointestinal and Prosthate Cancers
  • Track 12-4Gynecologic Cancers
  • Track 12-5Hematologic cancers
  • Track 12-6Cervical Cancer and Anal Cancer

The dose of x-rays or radioactive materials used in nuclear medicine imaging can vary widely. Dose depends on the type of procedure and body part being examined. In general, the dose of radiopharmaceutical given is small and people are exposed to low levels of radiation during the test. The potential health risks from radiation exposure are low compared with the potential benefits. There are no known long-term adverse effects from such low-dose exposure. Some potential side effects that might occur include: Bleeding, soreness or swelling may develop at the injection site and allergic reactions to the radiopharmaceutical may occur, but are extremely rare. This session will discuss about the Radiation Therapy Side effects, Effects on reproduction, Effects on pituitary system, Radiation therapy accidents, acute side effects, Cumulative side effects and Late side effects of radiation therapy.

  • Track 13-1Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
  • Track 13-2Effects on Reproduction
  • Track 13-3Effects on Pituitary System
  • Track 13-4Radiation Therapy Accidents
  • Track 13-5Acute Side Effects
  • Track 13-6Cumulative Side Effects
  • Track 13-7Late Side Effects
  • Track 14-1Antibody drug conjugates
  • Track 14-2Fusion toxins and immunotoxins
  • Track 14-3Nanoparticle therapy
  • Track 14-4Vascular therapy
  • Track 14-5Inhibitors of proliferation signaling pathways

In medicine, a case report is a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient, but usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence. Some case reports also contain a literature review of other reported cases.

  • Track 15-1Epidemology
  • Track 15-2Cancer Case Reports
  • Track 15-3Autoimmune Diseases Case Reports
  • Track 15-4 Osteoporosis Case Reports
  • Track 15-5Hematologic Case Reports

Nuclear medicine uses special type of imaging devices which are gamma camera and single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT). The gamma camera, also called a scintillation camera, detects radioactive energy that is emitted from the patient's body and converts it into an image. The gamma camera does not emit any radiation. The gamma camera is composed of radiation detectors, called gamma camera heads. SPECT involves the rotation of the gamma camera heads around the patient's body to produce more detailed, three-dimensional images, while the PET scanner is a large machine with a round, doughnut shaped hole in the middle, similar to a CT or MRI unit.

  • Track 16-1Gamma Camera
  • Track 16-2 PET Scanner
  • Track 17-1Radiation Therapy Courses
  • Track 17-2Radiation Therapy Education
  • Track 17-3Radiation Therapy Career