Nicolas Ploquin

Medical Physicist, FCCPM

Division of Medical Physics

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Oncology

B.Sc.

Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, 2001

M.A, Physics

Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, 2003

Ph.D, Medical Physics

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, 2007

Contact information

Phone

Office: (403)-521-3749

Location

Foothills Medical Centre : Tom Baker Cancer CentreCCB-10

Courses

MDPH 625- Radiation Oncology Physics II


Research and Teaching

Research Interests

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Small Field Dosimetry
  • Application of Monte-Carlo method to radiotherapy
  • Motion management in SBRT treatments
  • Economic Evaluation of Radiation Technologies and Techniques

Publications

 (2015-2019):

Structure guided deformable image registration for treatment planning CT and post stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) Primovist® (Gd‐EOB‐DTPA) enhanced MRI.
S. Kuznetsova, P. Grendarova, S. Roy, R. Sinha, K. Thind, N. Ploquin
J Appl Clin Med Phys 2019; 20: 109-118.(2019)

Development and clinical implementation of eclipse scriptingbased automated patient‐specific collision avoidance software.
T. Mann, N. Ploquin, W. Gill, K. Thind
J Appl Clin Med Phys 2019; 20:9: 12–19 (2019)

Dosimetric and radiobiological impact of abdominal compression on adjacent gastro-intestinal critical structures for patients treated with upper and mid-abdominal stereotactic body radiotherapy.
S. Roy, S. Kuznetsova, K. Thind, P. Grendarova, N. Ploquin, R. S. Sinha
J Radiosurg SBRT. 2019;6(2):139-151 (2019)

Multimodality image fusion of the liver using structure-guided deformable image registration in Velocity AI - What is the preferred approach?
S. Kuznetsova, P. Grendarova, E. Hubley, N. Ploquin, K. Thind
In: Lhotska L., Sukupova L., Lacković I., Ibbott G. (eds) World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 68/1. Springer, Singapore (2018)

Technical Note: A novel quality assurance test to identify gantry angle inaccuracies in respiratory-gated VMAT treatments.
E. Hubley, M. Briscoe, N. Ploquin, G. Pierce
Med. Phys. 44(10):5075-5080S (2017)

Establishing a threshold for rotational patient setup errors in linear accelerator-based stereotactic radiosurgery treatments.
M. Briscoe, JP Voroney, N. Ploquin
Biomed. Phys. Eng. Express 2 045018 (2016)

Unexpected Symptomatic Pneumonitis Following Breast Tangent Radiation: A Case Report.
J. L. Conway, K. Long, N. Ploquin, I. A. Olivotto
Cureus 7(10): e363 (2015)

Use of novel fibre-coupled radioluminescence and RADPOS dosimetry systems for total scatter factor measurements in small fields.
Ploquin N, Kertzscher G, Vandervoort E, Cygler J E, Andersen C E, Francescon P.
Phys Med Biol, 60, 1-14. (2015)

 

Abstracts and Presentations

(2015-2019) :

Automated patient specific collision prevention: the future of noncoplanar SRS planning.
T. Mann, K. Thind, N. Ploquin
Radiother. Oncol. 133-S1, S572-573, ESTRO Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy, 2019

Image-Guided Liver Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT): Quantification of Targeting Accuracy using post-SBRT Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
S. Kuznetsova, P. Grendarova, M. Doak, S. Roy, R. Sinha, K. Thind, N. Ploquin
Med. Phys. 46(11), 5373. COMP Annual Meeting, Kelowna, Canada, 2019

Alpha particle exposure using EBT3 GafChromic Film: Film splitting Radiation Dosimetry for Am-241.
H. Morrison, J. M. Danforth, F. K.T. Stanley, N. D. Berger, D. D. Pearson, G. Pierce, A. A. Goodarzi, N. Ploquin.
Med. Phys. 46(11), 5390. COMP Annual Meeting, Kelowna, Canada, 2019

Focal Liver Reaction Threshold Dose in Liver Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT): Does Inter-Fractional Variability Matter? S Kuznetsova, P Grendarova, S Roy ,R Sinha, N Ploquin, K Thind.Med. Phys. 46(6) e516, AAPM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA, 2019

The Influence of Abdominal Compression on Dosimetry of Adjacent Gastro-Intestinal Critical Structures and Toxicities for Patients Treated with Non-Hepatic Abdominal SBRT
S. Roy, S. Kuznetsova, P. Grendarova, K. Thind, N. Ploquin, R. Sinha
Radiother Oncol, 129, Suppl 1, pp. S20. COMP-CARO-CAMRT Joint Meeting, Montreal QC, 2018.

Performance comparison between three different image fusion methods for the registration of Liver Region in Planning CT and Post Radiation Therapy Primovist™ Enhanced MRI
S. Kuznetsova, P. Grendarova, R. Sinha, K. Thind, N. Ploquin
Radiother Oncol, 129, Suppl 1, pp. S35. COMP-CARO-CAMRT Joint Meeting, Montreal QC, 2018.

Feasibility Study for Assessing Post Radiation Changes in Liver Oligometastasis PTV and Liver Contour Volumes Using Velocity AI Structure Guided Deformation
S. Kuznetsova, E. Hubley, P. Grendarova, K. Thind, N. Ploquin
Med Phys 44(6): 3029. AAPM 59th Annual Meeting, Denver CO, 2017.

Multimodality image fusion of the liver using structure-guided deformable image registration in Velocity AI - What is the preferred approach?
S. Kuznetsova, P. Grendarova, K. Thind, N. Ploquin
IFMBE Proceedings 68(1):273-277. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018.

A novel respiratory motion simulation program for VMAT treatment plans: a phantom validation study
E. Hubley, G. Pierce, N. Ploquin
Med. Phys., 43: 4956-4956. 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists. St. John’s, NL (2016)

Verification of monitor unit calculations for breast field-in-field three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy plans
R. Kosztyla, G. Pierce, N. Ploquin, M. Roumeliotis, C. Schinkel 
Med. Phys., 43: 4940-4941. 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists. St. John’s, NL (2016).

Dosimetric consequences of rotational patient setup error in stereotactic radiosurgery treatments
M. Briscoe, J.P. Voroney, N. Ploquin
Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute 2nd Annual Research Symposium, Calgary, (2016)

Simple and Efficient Modeling of the Varian TrueBeam Linac Using the GATE Monte Carlo Platform
B. Roth, N. Ploquin, J. Wiebe
Med. Phys. 42(6), 3497 AAPM Annual Meeting, Anaheim, USA, July (2015)

Correct Or Not to Correct for Rotational Patient Set-Up Errors in Stereotactic Radiosurgery
M Briscoe, N Ploquin, J-P Voroney
Med. Phys. 42(6), 3577. AAPM Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA, (2015)