Michael R Young, MS

PhD Student
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Recent Publications

1. Pathway informed classification system (PICS) for cancer analysis using gene expression data, Michael Young and David Craft, Cancer Informatics, 2016.

2. The price of target dose uniformity, David Craft, Fazal Khan, Michael Young, Thomas Bortfeld, Red Journal, 2016. 

3. Volumetric-modulated arc therapy using multicriteria optimization for body and extremity sarcoma, Michael Young, David Craft, Caroline Colbert, Yi Wang, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 2016. 

Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

1. Improving non-MCO VMAT Planning in RayStation for Prostate Treatment with An Automated Knowledge-Based Model Created Using a Database of Clinical MCO-IMRT Plans. M. Young*, L Vanbenthuysen, B Crawford, Y Wang, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. American Association of Physicists in Medicine Spring Clinical Meeting 2016. 

2. Clinical implementation of a novel transmission detector for 3D quality assurance during radiation therapy. G. Gueorguiev, F. Khan, M. Young, C. Cotter, J. Turcotte, B. Crawford, G. Sharp, M. Mah'D, World Congress of Medical Physics, Canada, 2015.

3. Improving cancer classification using patient-specific biological pathway information via gene expression data. M. Young*, D. Craft, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. American Association of Physicists in Medicine Annual Meeting 2016.

4. A comprehensive, patient-specific, structure-specific, pre-treatment 3D QA protocol for IMRT, SBRT, and VMAT.  G. Gueorguiev, F. Khan, M. Young, C. Cotter, J. Turcotte, B. Crawford, G. Sharp, M. Mah'D. Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. American Association of Physicists in Medicine Annual Meeting 2016. 

 

Recent Honors

Second Place, Young Investigator Symposium, American Association of Physicists in Medicine 2016 Spring Clinical Meeting. 

Current Research Roles 

Research Assistant, Research Group on Optimization and Genomics (PI David Craft, PhD)

Core Research Projects

1. Introducing dynamic collimator rotation for improved VMAT delivery (by Michael Young, David Craft)

2. Pathway-based prediction of patient response to cancer therapies (by David Craft, Michael Young)

3. The price of target dose uniformity (by David Craft, Michael Young, Fazal Khan, Thomas Bortfeld)

Research Assistant, Clinical Research Group on Treatment Planning and Radiation Dosimetry (PI Yi Wang, PhD)

Core Research Projects

1. Knowledge-based multicriteria optimization for VMAT in RayStation (by Michael Young, Liam Vanbenthuysen, Hugh Prichard, Bruce Crawford, and Yi Wang)

2. COMPASS for 3D QA on patient CT for RayStation VMAT (by Michael Young, Bruce Crawford, and Yi Wang)

3. Inter-comparison of RayStation and Eclipse VMAT (by Yi Wang, Michael Kirk, Michael Young and Bruce Crawford) 

Education

2014-2015  M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Medical Physics, University of Massachusetts

2015-Present  Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Medical Physics, University of Massachusetts

 

Certification Status

2015  Passed Part 1 of the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics

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