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Michael Oliver, PH.D. MCCPM

profile image placeholder, grey silhouette of a person Northeast Cancer Centre 
Health Sciences North | Horizon Santé-Nord
41 Ramsey Lake Rd.
Sudbury, P3E 5J1, CANADA
Ph.: (705) 522-6237 x2269
Fax: (705) 523-7329
Email: moliver@hsnsudbury.ca
Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Division
Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Laurentian University

Education/Training

 2008

Ph.D. Medical Biophysics
Western University

 2003

B.A.Sc. Engineering Physics
Queen’s University

Research Investigations

My current interests include:

  • Optimizing treatment plans with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy

Selected Publications

M Oliver, I Gagne, C Popescu, W Ansbacher and W Beckham. “Analysis of RapidArc optimization strategies using objective function values and dose-volume histograms.” J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys., 11 10-23 (2010)

I Munawar, B Yaremko, J Craig, M Oliver, S Gaede, G Rodrigues, E Yu, R Reid, E Leung, JL Urbain, J Chen and E Wong “Intensity modulated radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer incorporating SPECT ventilation imaging” Med. Phys. 37 1863-1872 (2010)

M Oliver, I Gagne, K Bush, S Zavgorodni, W Ansbacher and W Beckham “Clinical significance of multi-leaf collimator positional errors for volumetric modulated arc therapy” Radiother. Oncol., 97 554-560 (2010)

M Oliver, K Bush, S Zavgorodni, W Ansbacher and W Beckham “Understanding the impact of volumetric modulated arc therapy delivery errors for prostate cancer.” J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys., 12 32-43 (2011)

A Blais, E Lederer, M Oliver, K Leszczynski “Static and Rotational Step-and-Shoot IMRT Treatment Plans for the Prostate: A Risk Comparison Study” Med. Phys., 39 1069-78 (2012)

M Oliver, D McConnell, M Romani, A McAllister, A Pearce, A Andronowski, A Pearce, X Wang and K Leszczynski “Evaluation of the trade-offs encountered in planning and treating locally advanced head and neck cancer: intensity-modulated radiation therapy versus dual-arc volumetric modulated arc therapy.” Br. J. Radiol.  85 1539-45 (2012)