Niels Bohr Summer School on Therapeutic and Diagnostic Medical Physics

Copenhagen, Denmark

[ Online attendance available- Early registration deadline June 15th 2020 ]

Course Director

  • Jens Edmund (PhD, MPE, DABR). Medical Physicist at Herlev Hospital and Affiliate Associated Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.


  • Faisal Mahmood (PhD, MPE). Medical Physics at Odense University Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Adam Espe Hansen (PhD). Physicist at Dept. of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine & PET, Rigshospitalet and External Lecturer at Dept. of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen.

The intended audience is clinical medical physicists, master and PhD students in medical physics/engineering, biophysics, or, (medical) computer science. Further, technically oriented physicians in the field of ionizing radiation (radiation oncology, radiology and nuclear medicine) or veterinarians working with image modalities would also benefit from taking the course.

Learning outcomes of the course:

Knowledge: To be familiar with the various concepts and methods underlying the physics of radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging as detailed in the course content.

Skills: To be able to carry out simple qualitative and quantitative assessments such as dose calculations, cell survival curves, EQD2 formalism, attenuation considerations, forward/backward projection, k-space encoding, T1/T2 relaxation for various tissues, pulse modes, scintillator geometry and SUV.

Competences: This course will provide the participants with a basic knowledge and understanding that is a fundamental basis to carry out medical physics tasks within therapeutic and diagnostic radiology at the hospitals and medical academia.

The summer school is of one week duration (Monday through Friday) and contains a therapeutic component of radiation dosimetry and radiobiology (day 1-2), and, a diagnostic component (day 3-5) with CT, MRI and PET which are the three most dominating imaging modalities in radiology.

The summer school will draw on the expertise of international recognized experts and provide the participant with a high level of knowledge on the theories and principles underlying the different themes that are covered each day in a concise and compact matter. The teaching format is a 50/50% distribution between lectures and class exercises to favor student participation and increase learning outcome.

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The course duration is five days (Monday through Friday) with the two first days focusing on radiation therapy (dosimetry and radiobiology) while the three remaining days focus on the concepts and principles behind medical imaging modalities (CT, MR, PET).  The program for each day follows five sessions divided into two lectures and exercises in the morning and afternoon. The last session is either a smartphone based multiple choice quiz or a guided tour to the old Niels Bohr Institute or an MR/Linac facility. Friday is expected not to have the morning exercise and finish around 15:00.

Click here for the full programme.



H.C. Ørsted Institute,

Auditorium 4,

Universitetparken 5,

2100 København Ø,



Travel arrangements and accommodation is at participants own expense. Below you can find hotels situated close to the venue.

Buget hostels/hotels:

Wakeup Copenhagen
Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11
1577 Copenhagen V
See more about the hotel here: Wakeup Copenhagen

Steel House Copenhagen
Herholdtsgade 6
1605 København V
See more about the hotel here: Hostel Steel House

Cabinn city hotel
Michellsgade 14
1568 København V
See more about the hotel here: CABINN City

Cabinn Scandinavia 
Vodroffsvej 55
1900 Frederiksberg C
See more about the hotel here: CABINN Scandinavia

Standard hotels:

Grand Hotel Copenhagen
Vesterbrogade 9
1620 Copenhagen V
See more about the hotel here: Grand Hotel Copenhagen

Hotel Kong Arthur
Nørre Søgade 11
1370 København K
See more about the hotel here: Hotel Kong Arthur

Scandic Webers 
Vesterbrogade 11B
1620 Copenhagen V 
See more about the hotel here: Scandic Webers


ATTENTION! Due to the current pandemic of the COVID-19 virus and the associated travel and meeting restrictions, the course now offers an online option to attend the course. Please consult the course webpage registration tab for a description of the different registration options

Fees and registration can be found here: