David Thomas

Associate Professor

Curriculum vitae


Department of Radiation Oncology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Radiation Oncology – University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Court, Suite 1032
Mail Stop F706
Aurora, CO 80045

2024 AAPM Awards!

Science Council Session "Innovations in Medical Physics"
Science Council Session "Innovations in Medical Physics"
Blue Ribbon Poster Award
Blue Ribbon Poster Award

May 6, 2024

AAPM 2024 Awards!

I’d like to share my congratulations to our physics/computer science trainees Atharva Peshkar (PhD student) and Mohamed Eldib (post-doc fellow) who have both won awards for their research at this year’s AAPM 2024 annual meeting; Atharva has been selec...

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Feb 3, 2024

Benchmarking Trial begins

We've started the process of benchmarking our Computer Vision patient alignment technique against the current gold standard - IR-marker motion tracking.  In a 20 heathy-volunteer study, we will quantify and benchmark our AI technique using optical onl...

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Oct 16, 2023

New project funding!

Excited to announce that our computer vision surface imaging breast DIBH project has been funded by the CU Anschutz Cancer Center, with very positive reviews all round. "In an ongoing cross-institutional collaboration with the Department of Computer S...

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Sep 15, 2023

Computer Vision guided bronchoscopy application

We presented some early results at the ARPA-H Proposer's Day in Chicago recently, and had some really interesting discussions. Lots of great projects represented from CU Anschutz!  Computer Vision enhanced  Advanced Cone Beam CT for Intraoperative G...

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Aug 2, 2023


Successful AAPM 2023 meeting this year in Houston, with lots of interest in Atharva Peshkar and William Frantz 's presentations. Well done Atharva and Will! (Link)

Jun 27, 2023

Latest results from our Computer Vision in Radiation Therapy project

Computer vision assisted alignment for stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).

Jun 22, 2023

Med Phys Slam winner!

Please join me in once again congratulating our CU Boulder Computer Science graduate student Atharva Peshkar, who has won first prize in the AAPM Rocky Mountain Chapter ‘Med Phys Slam’ competition. Atharva will represent our local chapter at the AAPM a...

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May 12, 2023

Students accepted to present at AAPM 2023

Congratulations to William Frantz and Atharva as their work has been accepted for oral presentations at this year's AAPM Annual meeting Houston in July. Well done Will and Atharva! 

May 12, 2023

Best in Physics award!

Exciting news on our Computer Vision project to share: our CU Boulder Computer Science graduate student Atharva Peshkar has been awarded “BEST IN PHYSICS” for his very first submission to AAPM (annual conference for the American Association of Physics ...

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May 12, 2023

ARS 2023

Come see our abstract presentation at the ARS 105th Annual Meeting. Lahaina, HI, May 17 – 21, 2023 Computer Vision Assisted Collision Avoidance for Radiation Therapy Noncoplanar treatment fields and more complex immobilization devices offer improved ... (Link)

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