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I.K.K. (Inger-Karine) Kolkman-Deurloo, PhD

Medical physicist/principal investigator

  • Department
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Focus area
  • Brachytherapy physics, (automated) brachytherapy treatment planning, electromagnetic tracking for QA in brachytherapy, HDR brachytherapy for prostate and gynaecological cancer, intraoperative HDR brachytherapy



I am working as a medical physicist in radiation oncology. My current research interests are in brachytherapy, and mainly in quality assurance (e.g. pretreatment verification) and (automated) treatment planning.

Field(s) of expertise

Research focus areas

  • Brachytherapy physics
  • (Automated) brachytherapy treatment planning
  • Electromagnetic tracking for QA in brachytherapy
  • HDR brachytherapy for prostate and gynaecological cancer
  • Intraoperative HDR brachytherapy

Education and career

  • 1987 - MSc Applied Physics, University Twente
  • 1993 - Medical Physicist
  • 2007 - PhD Medical Physics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, PhD thesis title: Intraoperative HDR Brachytherapy: Present and Future.