This work continued in a PhD position, under the supervision of prof.dr. Ben Heijmen. It soon became apparent that automated treatment planning is possible, and leads to high quality treatment plans. After successful clinical introduction of the algorithm, Sebastiaan Breedveld continued working on his PhD, which was obtained with honours (cum laude) in 2013. In 2015, he received the Multi-Criteria and Decision-Making Doctoral Dissertation Award for the application of and contribution to this field.
Sebastiaan Breedveld currently continues his research on improving and automating treatment planning in the field of radiotherapy, with the motto: "Each patient should receive the best treatment technically possible: not the best we could achieve".
Field(s) of expertise
Education and career
Education:2006-2012: Doctorate in Medical Physics (with honours), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1998-2005: Master in Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Scholarships, grants, and awards
2015 : Winner Multiple Criteria and Decision Making (MCDM) Doctoral Dissertation Award 2015
2015 : Erasmus MC Efficiency Grant on Improving patient selection for Proton Therapy: Getting the best from limited resources (with M.S. Hoogeman)
2013 : PhD with honours
2010 : U.S. Patent 8,144,833 Planning for adaptive radiotherapy
2006 : Article Fast, multiple optimizations of quadratic dose objective functions in IMRT selected for inclusion in IOPselect