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Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

Important notice: Please note that the CAS AI in Medical Imaging will not run in 2022-2023.

The main objectives of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging is to equip Medical Doctors (MDs) with the necessary skills to take a leading role in the AI-driven transformation of medicine. The course program was developed for medical professionals and provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills to translate medical problems to data science problems. By working on an AI project of their own, the participants will know the fundamental concepts of Artificial Intelligence and can thus judge the feasibility and adequacy of proposed AI solutions.

The program addresses MDs that are active in areas where image and video analysis are integral parts of their routine or that are interested in the application of artificial intelligence in medical imaging and diagnosis.

What to expect from this program?

  • Be part of a unique program, designed for medical professionals
  • You learn to boost medical diagnostics with AI and understand the AI black box
  • You know how to deal with the disruptive AI technologies in clinical supply chain
  • With our custom-designed study program and individualized support, you can expect large flexibility
  • Your teachers and supervisors are highly trained experts in their clinical and academic fields

Expertise of teachers and supervisors

The study program is embedded in sitem-insel, which, in collaboration with partners, provides participants access to a vast amount of hightech facilities and services.

Teachers and supervisors of this study porgram are clinicians and medical doctors with high expertise, researchers and scientists from universities and clinics.

Module Overview

The CAS study program consists of six modules covering basic and advanced aspects of AI in medical imaging, including an individual thesis project, where participants apply their theoretical knowledge. 


 Modul Modul Leader  ECTS 
Public Symposium  Dr. Richard McKinley, Dr. Raphael Meier   
 M1 - Artificial Intelligence Project Dr. Richard McKinley, Dr. Raphael Meier 
 M2 - Statistics and Programming Dr. Richard McKinley, Dr. Raphael Meier
M3 - Fundamentals in AI  Dr. Raphael Meier 
M4 - Applied AI in Medical Imaging  Dr. Richard McKinley, Prof. Dr. Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kuangyu Shi 
M5 - Applications of AI  Prof. Dr. med. Roland Wiest, Prof. Dr. Mauricio Reyes 
M6 - Legal and Ethical Challenges  Dr. Richard McKinley, Dr. Raphael Meier 



All study programs are conceptualized as extra-occupational programs that can be reconciled with the usual professional work. The study program includes a blended learning concept which means that remote e-learning will be complemented by concept lectures, peer learning and interactive discussions with experts. Having only a limited number of in-class courses allows for large flexibility while at the same time permitting participants to profit from the experts’ expertise.

Start and Duration

The study program starts in September each year (date to be announced) and is designed for a minimum of 2 semesters.

The study program consists of 6 modules, with altogether 12 days on-site courses supplemented with e-learning elements. The overall study time is approximately between 375 to 450 working hours and credited with 15 ECTS.


On-site classes are held at sitem-insel, the Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine in Bern, Switzerland. E-learning courses may be performed at home. In case of University closures due to Covid-19, planned on-site lessions will be held in virtual classrooms. 


The course language is English.


Participants are required to have a completed study program in medicine, professional experiences as a medical doctor and basic knowledge in the handling of medical image data sets. Admission sur Dossier by the study commission is possible.


The study program “Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging” is jointly organized with Inselspital, the Bern University Hospital. Faculty includes professionals from research and development, from industry, as well as medical practitioners.



The following fee covers all expenses within the CAS AI in MI. 

CAS Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging

CHF 9'800.– 

We accept payment in installments at no additional costs, please contact us for individual conditions.

Dept. of Neuroradiology, TUM University Hospital

Dr. Benedikt Wiestler

As a neuroradiologist and researcher, I consider Deep Learning an essential future technology. The CAS program focuses on both the basics of AI as well as several hands-on exercises, including an individual thesis project, under the guidance of renowned researchers in the field. It was therefore very appealing to me. The introduction to fast AI and different application examples was something I enjoyed in particular. I can wholeheartedly recommend this course to anybody interested in AI.


Important notice: Please note that the CAS AI in Medical Imaging will not run in 2022-2023.


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