Medical Radiation Dosimetry Course

The DTU Nutech "Medical Radiation Dosimetry Course" provides the theoretical and metrological background for measurement of radiation doses. The emphasis in the course is on radiotherapy dosimetry, but  special sessions are devoted to dosimetry in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. The five-day intensive course is based on the new textbook "Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry" by Andreo, Burns, Nahum, Seuntjens and Attix. The course is located at DTU's Risø campus near Roskilde, Denmark.



The key elements in the course are:

(1) Interaction between radiation and matter

(2) Monte Carlo calculation of radiation transport (EGSnrc)

(3) Cavity theory

(4) Radiation detection techniques

(5) Protocols for high-energy x-ray and electron dosimetry with ion chambers (TRS-398)

(6) Proton dosimetry physics

(7) Metrology (traceability and uncertainty)

The course will be presented by researchers and physicists from the DTU Nutech (Center for Nuclear Technologies).

Lecturers: Bent Lauritzen, Claus E. Andersen, Lars Lindvold, Mark Bailey, and Mikael Jensen.

Intended audience: Hospital physicists who are still undergoing training and graduate students (physics or engineering).

Additional details, please see the course outline document (pdf) .

Flyer:Course poster (pdf)

Location: DTU Nutech, Center for Nuclear Technologies, Technical University of Denmark, Risø campus building 201, Frederiksborgsvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Course dates: June 18 - June 22, 2018

Deadline for registration: May 1, 2018

Maximum number of participants: 12

Course price: 10800 DKK

Pre-registration: Please send a mail to if you are potentially interested in this course. You will subsequently be informed when new information becomes available.

Registration: A registration form can be downloaded here: Registration form (word format). Please return this or send any questions to

Language: The 2018 course will be in English. All slides and other material will be in English. International participants are very welcome.

Documents (please click to download):

Course outline (MRDC)

Course poster (MRDC)

Course registration form (MRDC)



Claus E. Andersen
Head of section
DTU Nutech
+45 46 77 49 12
17 OCTOBER 2017