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Call for papers on artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence in Cancer imaging and diagnosisWe are pleased to announce a new cross-journal thematic series on ‘’Artificial intelligence in Cancer imaging and diagnosis" to help bring together the latest research on the application of artificial intelligence in this field. Please click here for more information about this series.

The thematic series is now open for submission of original research and review articles. Please click here to submit your manuscript to this series.

Celebrating the 5th anniversary partnership with BMC

5th anniversary2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the partnership between the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS) and BMC to publish Cancer Imaging.

Over the past 5 years, the journal has become a well-respected journal in the field and has established itself in the second quartile of the ‘Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging’ category of Journal Citation Reports. 

Click here to look back at the journal’s milestone achievements and article highlights from the past 5 years.

Featured Review: The combined use of MRI and novel PET tracers for the characterisation and treatment planning of masses in neuro-oncology

Featured ReviewTechnical advances in imaging are well demonstrated by MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography). The sequential use of these modalities harnesses the strengths of both, providing complementary diagnostic and therapeutic information. In this review, Arian Lasocki and Rodney J. Hicks outline the ways in which we use MRI and PET in a complementary manner to improve lesion characterisation in neuro-oncology.

Interested in being a peer reviewer?

Reviewer recruitment
Cancer Imaging invites you to join our expert team of reviewers in assessing manuscripts. For consideration, please send a copy of your CV along with keywords and expertise to the Journal Editor.

What is trending?

AltmetricClick here to see which articles published in Cancer Imaging have been shared the most in the past three months.

APC discount for ICIS Members

If you are a member of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS), you can receive a 20% article processing charge (APC) discount for publishing in Cancer Imaging. Please email the Journal Editor for details.

Top Cited Article of 2018

We are delighted to announce that “Primary carcinosarcoma of the liver: imaging features and clinical findings in six cases and a review of the literature” was the top cited article published in Cancer Imaging of 2018.

Congratulations to all of the authors involved with this research: Jing Li, Pan Liang, Dandan Zhang, Jie Liu, Hongkai Zhang, Jinrong Qu and Jianbo Gao.

Featured: How I read Cancer Imaging Studies: The Master Class Series

Master Class SeriesSurprisingly, in contrast to the literature regarding the outcomes of imaging, the methods that underpin the generation of an imaging report and how to communicate the findings cogently to referring clinicians remain something of a ‘black box'. In this thematic series, experts across various modalities detail their approach to reporting scans in particular disease settings.

Please click here to visit the series collection page.


Prof Rodney Hicks, The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia

Assoc. Prof Annick Van den Abbeele, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA 

Aims and scope

Cancer Imaging is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing original articles, reviews and editorials written by expert international radiologists working in oncology.

The journal encompasses CT, MR, PET, ultrasound, radionuclide and multimodal imaging in all kinds of malignant tumours, plus new developments, techniques and innovations.  

Please click here for more information.

Top 10 peer reviewers of 2018

A peer-reviewed journal would not survive without the generous time and insightful comments of the reviewers, whose efforts often go unrecognized. Although final decisions are always editorial, they are greatly facilitated by the deeper technical knowledge, scientific insights, understanding of social consequences, and passion that reviewers bring to our deliberations. For these reasons, the Editors and staff of Cancer Imaging would like to publicly acknowledge our Top 10 peer reviewers of 2018: 

Ravikanth Balaji, Apollo Speciality Hospital, India
Arturo Chiti, Humanitas Cancer Center, Italy
Stefan Diederich, Marien Hospital, Germany 
Ralf Stefan Eschbach, LMU Munich, Germany
Jeffrey Guenette, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Shelley Henderson, Ninewells Hospital, UK
Wolfgang Schima, KH Goettlicher Heiland, Austria
Helmut Schoellnast, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Richard Thomas, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Asuncion Torregrosa, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic la Fe, Spain


  1. Authors: Andreas Gutzeit, Arne Fischmann, Rosemarie Forstner, Romana Goette, Bernhard Herzog, Claudia Kurtz, Chantal Hebler, Andrea Ladinger, Johannes M Froehlich, Janusch Blautzik, Orpheus Kolokythas, Simon Matoori, Sebastian Kos, Carolin Reischauer, Hubert Schefer, Peter Dubsky…

    Content type: Research article

Editor's quote

A major focus of Prof Rodney Hicks' (Co-Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Imaging) clinical research has been to assess the impact of PET on patient management and prognostic stratification. 

"A few years ago I changed the name of my department from Diagnostic Imaging to Cancer Imaging since it occurred to me that little of what we do is diagnostic.  Increasingly, the role of imaging in cancer is in selecting, planning and monitoring treatment.  The challenge of imaging science is to establish our techniques as prognostic and predictive biomarkers and to show that our results improve patient outcomes"

Prof Rodney Hicks, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Cancer Imaging


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