Online, Germany

The Role of Imaging in the Radiotherapy Process

blended course
when 16 October 2023 - 15 December 2023
language English
duration 9 weeks
credits 6.5 EC

An effective radiation dose to the tumor while sparing the surrounding healthy tissues is crucial for the success of radiation therapy. This requires precise focusing of the radiation on the tumor to be treated, and therefore, the precise determination of the tumor location with the highest possible accuracy. Today's radiotherapy treatment techniques are no longer conceivable without the integration of medical imaging. The integration of imaging enables a therapy that is optimized for each patient and can be adapted for all possible anatomical changes of the tumor and sorrounding organs at risk.
Our summer school will focus on the role of imaging in the radiotherapy process discussing the benefits and challenges.

Course leader

Prof. Paola Caprile Etchart, PhD (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago de Chile (UC))
Prof. Oliver Jäkel, PhD (German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany)

Target group

Our summer school is designed for national and international PhD/MD, MSc or BSc students with a background in Physics, Medical Physics, Medical Engineering, Radiation Therapy, Medical Technology or Radiology or similar. Furthermore, young professionals, clinical trainees or medical technologists already working in clinics are also welcome to the course.

Credits info

6.5 EC
Once successfully completing the summer school, participants will get a certificate of attendance including supplement with ECTS points indicated, issued by the German Cancer Research Center and our partners.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation is free of charge.