Jan Seuntjens


Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Unit


Medical Physics Unit, McGill University;

Department of Medical Physics, McGill University Health Centre

Other appointments:

Principal Investigator, McGill University Health Centre, Research Institute

Associate Member, McGill University, Department of Physics

Past Research Scientist of the National Cancer Institute, Canada


Cedars Cancer Centre, Medical Physics, DS1.7141
McGill University Health Centre - Glen Site
1001 boul. Décarie
Montréal, QC H4A 3J1


514-934-1934 X 44124 or 514-934-8052 (Secr)


jan.seuntjens [at] mcgill.ca


Ph.D., University of Ghent, Belgium

Clinical research:

Radiation Oncology

Research focus:

Radiation physics and dosimetry; Monte Carlo simulation; device development; ionization chambers and other detectors

Key publications

(see Google Scholar)

P. Papaconstadopoulos, J. Seuntjens, A source model for modulated electron radiation therapy using dynamic jaw movements, Med. Phys. 40(5) (2013); 051707-1-051707-12.

J. Renaud, D. Marchington, J. Seuntjens, A. Sarfehnia, Development of a graphite probe calorimeter for absolute clinical dosimetry, Med Phys (Letters) 40(2) (2013);  020701-01-06.

A. Alexander, E. Soisson, M-A. Renaud, J. Seuntjens, Direct aperture optimization for FLEC-based MERT and its application in mixed beam radiotherapy, Med. Phys. 39(8), 4820-4831 (2012).

I. El Naqa, P. Pater, J. Seuntjens, Monte Carlo role in radiobiological modeling of radiotherapy outcomes, Phys. Med. Biol 57(11), 3259-72 (2012).

E. Chung†, E. Soisson, J. Seuntjens, Dose homogeneity specification for reference dosimetry of nonstandard fields, Med. Phys. 39(1), 407-414 (2012).
Current students:

Ayala Alvarez, Santiago David - PhD: Radiation dosimetry of an electronic brachytherapy source used in intraoperative radiotherapy

Bancheri, Julien - PhD: 

Heng, Veng Jean - PhD:

Keszti, Federico - PhD:

Lund, Christopher - PhD: Towards accessible proton radiotherapy: Inverse design of a low-cost, compact, and neutron-free medical accelerator based on linear induction technology

Mackay, Norman - MSc: 

Maher, Morgan - PhD:

Tai, Yes Man - MSc:



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