Physicist Allan Thomas Joins MIR Faculty

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Allan Thomas, PhD, joins Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as an assistant professor of radiology. Thomas will be providing services as a physicist for interventional radiology, theranostic nuclear medicine and diagnostic computed tomography (CT).

Allan Thomas PhD

Thomas joins MIR from the West County Radiology Group and The Medical Physics Group, Ltd., where he worked as a diagnostic physicist. He earned his CAMPEP medical physics certificate from Washington University and was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Thomas’ research focuses on the imaging physics aspect of positron emission tomography (PET) and CT, as well as predictive dosimetry and treatment planning. During his time as a postdoc, he developed quality predictions and analysis plans and deformable image registration for applications in MRI-guided radiation therapy. Thomas has given numerous presentations at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, as well as the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and he earned a 2021 Certificate of Merit Award from the Radiological Society of North America for the educational exhibit “Motion Correction and Data-Driven Gating in PET/CT.”

Thomas earned his master’s degree and doctorate, both in applied physics, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He completed his CAMPEP accredited diagnostic imaging physics residency/fellowship at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.