Richard Pötter MD has been Professor and Head of the Department of Radiotherapy at the Medical University of Vienna/Vienna General Hospital since 1993. After graduation in medicine in Münster, Germany, he became diagnostic radiologist and radiation oncologist. He has been working continuously on imaging in radiotherapy since his habilitation on this topic in 1989. His major clinical oncology areas have been paediatrics, prostate and gynaecology. He was president of the European Brachytherapy Group GEC ESTRO from 1999-2003. Since 2004 he has been coordinator of the European network for 3D image guided gynaecological brachytherapy (GynGECESTRO) where the international study EMBRACE (international study on MRI-guided brachytherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer) was developed in which he is principal investigator since 2008. Richard Pötter is editor for brachytherapy in the Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiotherapy and Oncology and also associate editor in the Journal of the American Society of Brachytherapy. He has been chairman of the ESTRO committee for Education since 2006 (ESTRO school). Richard Pötter was project leader of the feasibility study MedAustron from 1995-1999 and since 2006 he is coordinator of the medical advisory board of the MedAustron project. Moreover he coordinates joint research activites in the European hadron therapy research infrastructure project (FP7 Ulice). Since 2010 he is member of the collegium of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Vienna and responsible for the tumourboard and education. Richard Pötter is author of over 300 peer reviewed publications in scientific journals and editor of the GEC ESTRO handbook of Brachytherapy. The major focus of his activities in Vienna and abroad during the last decade has been on the development of gynaecologic radiation therapy linking the progress in imaging to the potential of radiotherapy, mainly brachytherapy.