Advanced Imaging in Radiotherapy: Current use, Future developments, and the Integration of AI

The course is aimed at all professionals in the field of radiation oncology who want to utilize imaging in the best possible way. This includes radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiation therapists (RTTs) and researchers.

The use of imaging in radiotherapy is advancing rapidly. From MRI- and PET-based tumor delineation to online image guidance for daily adaptive treatment delivery; imaging is becoming increasingly important throughout the entire radiotherapy treatment chain. Innovations in the field of image acquisition (e.g., spectral CT, functional MRI, quantitative PET) as well as image processing (image registration, segmentation, and the use of Artificial Intelligence) are already changing the way we operate on a daily basis.

The course aims to:

  • improve the understanding of the basic principles of MRI, PET and CT 
  • cover current guidelines and best practices on using imaging hardware and image processing software
  • explain advanced imaging applications, such as 4D-(CB)CT, multiparametric MRI and PET
  • explore the future of imaging in radiotherapy by highlighting the latest developments in research


By the end of this course participants:

  • Understand the basics of MRI, PET, and CT 
  • Know the opportunities and pitfalls of (advanced) imaging in current clinical practice
  • Have a clear idea about the direction of future developments in imaging for radiotherapy



The course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic principles of MRI, PET, and (CB)CT             
  • Applications of (current) imaging techniques in radiotherapy
    • Clinical point-of-view: how to use
    • Physics point-of-view: how to QA
  • Advanced imaging techniques
    • Fast MRI, functional MRI
    • PET tracers other than FDG
    • Dual energy CT
  • Clinical impact of imaging in radiotherapy
    • What are the real success stories in image-guided RT?
    • MRI & PET: Where are we going?
    • Treating with the MR-linac
  • Peer-to-peer sessions, Q&A sessions




Before commencing this course, participants should have a basic knowledge of the radiotherapy workflow.



The scientific programme will be available soon.



  • MCQ  
  • Evaluation form 
  • Quiz



  • MRI 
  • PET 
  • CT
  • AI


Application for CDP credits has been submitted to the European Board for Accreditation in Medical Physics (EBAMP). European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Information on the status of the application can be obtained from the ESTRO office. 


  • Rob Tijssen, Medical Physicist, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven (NL) 


  • Christian Richter, Physicist, OncoRay - National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology, Dresden (DE) 
  • Cihan Gani, Radiation Oncologist, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen (DE)
  • Kathrine Røe Redalen, Physicist, Norwegian University of Science And Technology, Trondheim (NO)
  • Patrik Brynolfsson, Medical Physicist, Lund University Hospital, Lund (SE)
  • Rune Slot Thing, Medical Physicist, Vejle Hospital, Vejle (DK)
  • Joanna Kaxmierska, Radiation oncologist, PL

The draft programme is available here.

The introductory webinar will be on 9th January.

To follow


ESTRO members can order products at substantially reduced prices. To benefit from the member registration rate, you must subscribe for the ESTRO membership 2024 BEFORE registering to the course. To become an ESTRO member, benefit from the member registration rate and discover the many other member advantages, please visit the membership page.



Early Rate

Late Rate


 500 EUR

 600 EUR

ESTRO Members

 400 EUR 

 600 EUR

In-training members*

 350 EUR

 600 EUR

* Members with specialty RadiationTherapist (RTT) may register at the In-Training fee

The early online rate is applied until two months before the start of the course.

Late online rates are applied as of two months before the start of the course

Advance registration & payment are required.              

Registration will close on the date published on the front page of the course.


For any cancellation done by the course or workshop participant, ESTRO School Events Cancellation Policy will be followed and all stated penalty fees will be applied.

In an unlikely event that ESTRO would need to cancel the event, ESTRO will reimburse the participants in full for the registration fee.


Reduced fees

Members from emerging countries may register at a preferential rate of 350 Euro. Emerging country fee applies to individuals from low-income and lower-middle-income economies according to the World Bank listing here.

Additionally, for this teaching course, all specialties from the following countries can benefit from this preferential rate: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.  In addition, medical physicists from Cyprus can email to apply for this fee.

The preferential rate of 350 Euro is granted automatically when you click on the  BOOK NOW  button and the conditions below are met:

  1. Only ESTRO members for 2024 are eligible (please make sure your 2024 membership is in order before you click on the BOOK NOW button)
  2. The application is submitted 3 months before the course start date.
  3. Only one course per person per year can be subsidized by ESTRO
  4. Sponsored candidates are not entitled to reduced fees (the invoicing address has to be the one of the participant)  
  5. The are limited spaces available for each course in the price category. Places are granted on “first come first serve” basis.