dr. M.F. (Martin) Fast

dr. M.F. (Martin) Fast

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



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 approximately 45 peer-reviewed publications with more than 1300 citations. A full list of publications is available on GoogleScholar.

PhD students:

  • Osman Akdag (Cardiac radioablation & MRI)
  • Frederique van Gameren (Abdominothoracic MRI)
  • Katrinus Keijnemans (4D-MRI)
  • Luuk van der Pol (Cardiac sparing & STOPSTORM)
  • Prescilla Uijtewaal (MLC tracking)


  • Tom Bosma (MRI coil development)

Side Activities


Fellowship and Awards

  • 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 (work package leader and management board member)

Research Output (46)

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

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.

First experimental exploration of real-time cardiorespiratory motion management for future stereotactic arrhythmia radioablation treatments on the MR-linac

Akdag Osman, Borman Pim T S, Woodhead Peter L, Uijtewaal Prescilla, Mandija Stefano, van Asselen Bram, Verhoeff Joost J C, Raaymakers Bas W, Fast Martin F 21 Feb 2022, In: Physics in medicine and biology. 67 , p. 1-14

Feasibility of cardiac-synchronized quantitative T1 and T2 mapping on a hybrid 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging and linear accelerator system

Akdag Osman, Mandija Stefano, van Lier Astrid L H M W, Borman PTS, Schakel Tim, Alberts Eveline, van der Heide Oscar, Hassink Rutger J, Verhoeff Joost J C, Mohamed Hoesein Firdaus A A, Raaymakers Bas W, Fast Martin F Jan 2022, In: Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology. 21 , p. 153-159 7 p.

On the feasibility of cardiac substructure sparing in magnetic resonance imaging guided stereotactic lung radiotherapy

van der Pol Luuk H G, Hackett Sara L, Hoesein Firdaus A A Mohamed, Snoeren Louk M W, Pomp Jacqueline, Raaymakers Bas W, Verhoeff Joost J C, Fast Martin F 2022, In: Medical Physics. 50 , p. 397-409 13 p.

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

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