dr. M.F. (Martin) Fast

dr. M.F. (Martin) Fast

Associate Professor
dr. M.F. (Martin) Fast
  • Experimental Clinical Physics Radiotherapy

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



Martin Fast studied physics at the University of Heidelberg (2005-2010). From 2010-2013 he conducted his PhD studies on “New Methods for Motion Management During Radiation Therapy” at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. After postdoc appointments at The Institute of Cancer Research - Royal Marsden hospital in London (2013-2016) and the Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital (2017-2019), Dr Fast was appointed as associate professor in the radiotherapy department of the UMC Utrecht in 2019. Dr Fast’s main research interest is the development of MRI-guided real-time adaptive radiotherapy. He is currently the (co-)author of 40+ peer-reviewed publications with more than 1000 citations. A full list of publications is on GoogleScholar.

Grant awards:

  • NWO VIDI #17515 BREATHE EASY. 2019-2024. EUR 800,000 (PI)
  • EU H2020 #945119 STOPSTORM. 2021-2027. EUR 7,161,000 (work package leader and management board member)

PhD students:

  • Osman Akdag (Cardiac radioablation & MRI)
  • Katrinus Keijnemans (4D-MRI)
  • Prescilla Uijtewaal (MLC tracking)

Research Output (37)

Cardiac-Synchronized T1 mapping on the Unity MR-linac to guide STereotactic Arrhythmia Radioablation

Mandija S., Akdag O., van Lier A., Borman P., Schakel T., Alberts E., van der Heide O., Hassink R., Alings M., Verhoeff J., Mohamed Hoesein F., Fast M. aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 161 , p. S408-S409

Automatic PTV margin determination for midposition-based lung SBRT planning on the Unity MR-linac

Ligtenberg H., Hackett S., Merckel L. G., Snoeren L., Kontaxis C., Zachiu C., Bol G., Verhoeff J. J., Fast M. F. aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 161 , p. S697-S698

Cardiac radioablation

Fast M. aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 161 , p. S457-S458

Left-ventricular MRI navigation: a novel approach for motion-free thoracic and cardiac radiotherapy

van Lier A., Akdag O., Mandija S., Borman P., Alberts E., Fast M. aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 161 , p. S517-S518

Feasibility of stereotactic body radiotherapy of (ultra)central lung tumors using an 1.5 T MR-linac

Merckel L., Hackett S., van Lier A., van den Dobbelsteen M., Rasing M., Snoeren L., van Es C., Fast M., van Rossum P., Verhoeff J. aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 161 , p. S963-S964

Real-time cardiorespiratory motion management for MRI-guided stereotactic arrythmia radioablation

Akdag O., Borman P., Uijtewaal P., Woodhead P., Kok J., Van Asselen B., Raaymakers B., Fast M. aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 161 , p. S384-S385

First VMAT delivery with MLC-tracking for single and multi fraction lung SBRT on a Unity MR-linac

Uijtewaal P., Borman P., Woodhead P., Kontaxis C., Hackett S., Verhoeff J., Raaymakers B., Fast M. aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 161 , p. S479-S480

The delta index: a novel metric to assess dose accumulation uncertainty in MR-guided radiotherapy

van den Dobbelsteen M., Hackett S., Verhoeff J., Merckel L., van Es C., Snoeren L., Kontaxis C., Fast M. aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 161 , p. S700-S702

Validation of a 4D-MRI guided liver stereotactic body radiation therapy strategy for implementation on the MR-linac

van de Lindt Tessa N., Fast Martin F., van den Wollenberg Wouter, Kaas Jochem, Betgen Anja, Nowee Marlies E., Jansen Edwin Pm, Schneider Christoph, van der Heide Uulke A., Sonke Jan-Jakob 21 mei 2021, In: Physics in medicine and biology. 66 , p. 1-12 12 p.

AAPM Task Group 264:The safe clinical implementation of MLC tracking in radiotherapy

Keall Paul J., Sawant Amit, Berbeco Ross I., Booth Jeremy T., Cho Byungchul, Cerviño Laura I., Cirino Eileen, Dieterich Sonja, Fast Martin F., Greer Peter B., Munck af Rosenschöld Per, Parikh Parag J., Poulsen Per Rugaard, Santanam Lakshmi, Sherouse George W., Shi Jie, Stathakis Sotirios mei 2021, In: Medical Physics. 48 , p. e44-e64

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