dr. M.F. Fast

Associate Professor

  • Experimental Clinical Physics Radiotherapy

dr. M.F. Fast


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 35+ peer-reviewed publications with more than 800 citations. In 2019 he received the prestigious NWO VIDI grant (EUR 800,000) to develop MRI-guided real-time adapted lung radiotherapy. In addition, Dr Fast is spearheading a project on MRI-guided stereotactic arrhythmia radioablation (STAR). 

Current PhD students:

- Prescilla Uijtewaal (MLC tracking)

- Osman Akdag (Cardiac radioablation, CMR)

- Katrinus Keijnemans (4D-MRI)

Full list of publications on GoogleScholar: click here (automatic list is incomplete)

Research Output (3)

Real-time auto-adaptive margin generation for MLC-tracked radiotherapy

Glitzner M, Fast M F, de Senneville B Denis, Nill S, Oelfke U, Lagendijk J J W, Raaymakers B W, Crijns S P M 7 jan 2017, In: Physics in Medicine and Biology. 62 , p. 186-201 16 p.

A Novel Tool for Computing Deliverable Doses in Dynamic MLC Tracking Treatments

Fast M, Kamerling C, Crijns S, Menten M, Nill S, Raaymakers B, Oelfke U jun 2016, In: Medical Physics. 43 , p. 3857

Auto-Adaptive Margin Generation for MLC-Tracked Radiotherapy

Glitzner M, Fast M, Denis de Senneville B, Nill S, Oelfke U, Lagendijk J, Raaymakers B, Crijns S jun 2016, In: Medical Physics. 43 , p. 3857