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Michael Oliver, PhD 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
Assistant Professor, NOSM University, Medical Sciences Division
Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Laurentian University



Ph.D. Medical Biophysics
Western University


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)