Summer School in Medical Physics on "Imaging for Radiotherapy"

April 01st – April 03rd 2019

During our Summer School about “Imaging for Radiotherapy” we would like to focus on different imaging modalities like CT, PET and MRI that are used in modern radiation therapy. The first day is designed as refresher course dedicated to the physical basics of the stated imaging modalities. During the second day the specificity and limitations for clinical use will be discussed in more details as well as misinterpretations during clinical routine and specific limitations of CT and MR imaging for radiotherapy. We will continue with MR spectroscopy and hybrid devices so that we can conclude our summer school by case presentations and discussion of imaging datasets in order to offer enough time for critical discussions and learner-centered sessions.

Our lectures are experts in their respected fields and come from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg, Germany, from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) as well as from the Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany.


Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA)


The program is available here:  download program summer_school (version as of March 25th 2019).


The language of the summer school will be English. 


Target audience:

Medical technicians, physicists and medical doctors, who are working currently in the area of Radiotherapy, as well as scientists and students interested in this area.

Application deadline:

March 29th 2019

Application deadline for scholarship:

March 20th 2019. Decision will be made until March 25th 2019. Please include the following documents to your application for a scholarship: 

  • tabular CV (in Spanish or English)
  • motivation letter in English
  • copy of your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

Study fees (in CLP):

Medical doctors:
$ 120.000

Physicists and medical technicians:
$ 80.000

Master’s or PhD students and students of residency programs:
$ 30.000

Information and registration:

Heidelberg Center para América Latina
Las Hortensias 2340
Providencia-Santiago de Chile
Fono: +56 (0) 2 2234 34 66