dr. M.F. (Martin) Fast

dr. M.F. (Martin) Fast

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

Research Programs



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 50+ peer-reviewed publications with more than 1500 citations. A full list of publications is available on GoogleScholar.

MSc students:

  • Marit Vink (TuE, 4D dose accumulation)

PhD students:

  • Osman Akdag (Cardiac radioablation & MRI)
  • Manon Aubert (Cardiac MRI)
  • Frederique van Gameren (Breathing guidance)
  • Katrinus Keijnemans (4D-MRI)
  • Luuk van der Pol (Cardiac sparing & STOPSTORM)


  • Dr. Tom Bosma (MRI coil development)
  • Dr. Maarten Terpstra (MRI reconstruction)
  • Prescilla Uijtewaal (MLC tracking)

Assistant professor:

  • Dr. Stefano Mandija (STOPSTORM data manager)


  • Luuk Elemans (MSc student, TuE)
  • Dr. Beau Pontre (Senior lecturer, University of Auckland)
  • Marissa van Lente (MSc student, TuE)

Side Activities


Fellowship and Awards

  • NWO OTP #20827 ART-PIVOT. 2024-2029. EUR 1,660,000 (PI)
  • NWO OTP #19484 MEGAHERTZ. 2023-2028. EUR 1,540,000 (PI)
  • NWO VIDI #17515 BREATHE EASY. 2019-2024. EUR 800,000 (PI)
  • EU H2020 #945119 STOPSTORM. 2021-2027. EUR 7,161,000 (interim coordinator, PI UMC Utrecht, work package leader and management board member)

Research Output (51)

Precision requirements in stereotactic arrhythmia radioablation for ventricular tachycardia

Fast Martin F., Lydiard Suzanne, Boda-Heggemann Judit, Tanadini-Lang Stephanie, Muren Ludvig P., Clark Catharine H., Blanck Oliver Oct 2023, In: Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology. 28 3 p.

Stereotactic Arrhythmia Radioablation (STAR):Assessment of cardiac and respiratory heart motion in ventricular tachycardia patients - A consortium review

Stevens Raoul R F, Hazelaar Colien, Fast Martin F, Mandija Stefano, Grehn Melanie, Cvek Jakub, Knybel Lukas, Dvorak Pavel, Pruvot Etienne, Verhoeff Joost, Blanck Oliver, van Elmpt Wouter 4 Aug 2023, In: Radiotherapy & Oncology. 188

Real-time myocardial landmark tracking for MRI-guided cardiac radio-ablation using Gaussian Processes

Huttinga Niek Ricardo Ferdinand, Akdag Osman, Fast Martin F, Verhoeff Joost J C, Mohamed Hoesein Firdaus A A, Van den Berg Cornelis A T, Sbrizzi Alessandro, Mandija Stefano 20 Jun 2023, In: Physics in medicine and biology. 68 14 p.

STereotactic Arrhythmia Radioablation (STAR):the Standardized Treatment and Outcome Platform for Stereotactic Therapy Of Re-entrant tachycardia by a Multidisciplinary consortium ( and review of current patterns of STAR practice in Europe

Grehn Melanie, Mandija Stefano, Miszczyk Marcin, Krug David, Tomasik Bartłomiej, Stickney Kristine E, Alcantara Pino, Alongi Filippo, Anselmino Matteo, Aranda Ricardo Salgado, Balgobind Brian V, Boda-Heggemann Judit, Boldt Leif-Hendrik, Bottoni Nicola, Cvek Jakub, Elicin Olgun, De Ferrari Gaetano Maria, Hassink Rutger J, Hazelaar Colien, Hindricks Gerhard, Hurkmans Coen, Iotti Cinzia, Jadczyk Tomasz, Jiravsky Otakar, Jumeau Raphaël, Buus Kristiansen Steen, Levis Mario, López Manuel Algara, Martí-Almor Julio, Mehrhof Felix, Møller Ditte Sloth, Molon Giulio, Ouss Alexandre, Peichl Petr, Plasek Jiri, Postema Pieter G, Quesada Aurelio, Reichlin Tobias, Rordorf Roberto, Rudic Boris, Saguner Ardan M, Ter Bekke Rachel M A, Torrecilla José López, Troost Esther G C, Vitolo Viviana, Andratschke Nicolaus, Zeppenfeld Katja, Blamek Slawomir, Fast Martin, de Panfilis Ludovica, Blanck Oliver, Pruvot Etienne, Verhoeff Joost J C 6 Mar 2023, In: Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology. 25 , p. 1284-1295 12 p.

Performance of the HYPERSCINT scintillation dosimetry research platform for the 1.5 T MR-linac

Uijtewaal Prescilla, Côté Benjamin, Foppen Thomas, de Vries Wilfred, Woodings Simon, Borman Pim, Lambert-Girard Simon, Therriault-Proulx François, Raaymakers Bas, Fast Martin 21 Feb 2023, In: Physics in medicine and biology. 68 , p. 1-11

Effectiveness of visual biofeedback-guided respiratory-correlated 4D-MRI for radiotherapy guidance on the MR-linac

Keijnemans Katrinus, Borman Pim T S, Raaymakers Bas W, Fast Martin F 2023, In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 91 , p. 297-311 15 p.

Intrafraction Motion Management With MR-Guided Radiation Therapy

Fast Martin F., Cao Minsong, Parikh Parag, Sonke Jan Jakob 2023, In: Seminars in Radiation Oncology. 34 , p. 92-106 15 p.

First experimental demonstration of VMAT combined with MLC tracking for single and multi fraction lung SBRT on an MR-linac

Uijtewaal Prescilla, Borman Pim T.S., Woodhead Peter L., Kontaxis Charis, Hackett Sara L., Verhoeff Joost, Raaymakers Bas W., Fast Martin F. 8 Jul 2022, In: Radiotherapy & Oncology. 174 , p. 149-157 9 p.

Towards mid-position based Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using online magnetic resonance imaging guidance for central lung tumours

Ligtenberg Hans, Hackett Sara L., Merckel Laura G., Snoeren Louk, Kontaxis Charis, Zachiu Cornel, Bol Gijsbert H., Verhoeff Joost J.C., Fast Martin F. Jul 2022, In: Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology. 23 , p. 24-31 8 p.

A hybrid 2D/4D-MRI methodology using simultaneous multi-slice imaging for radiotherapy guidance

Keijnemans Katrinus, Borman Pim T S, Uijtewaal Prescilla, Woodhead Peter L, Raaymakers Bas W, Fast Martin F 13 Jun 2022, In: Medical Physics. 49 , p. 6068-6081 14 p.

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