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Dr. Kalpana Kanal on Diversity Within the American Board of Radiology

Dr. Kalpana Kanal recently authored an article about diversity within the American Board of Radiology.  Her article was featured in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine January 2018 Newsletter. The full text of the article can be read here.


Dr. Kalpana Kanal Appointed American Board of Radiology Trustee for Medical Physics

Dr. Kalpana Kanal has been appointed to the American Board of Radiology’s Board of Trustees for Medical Physics. Established in 1934, the mission of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) is to certify that our diplomates demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skill, and understanding of their disciplines to the benefit of patients. The ABR offers primary certification…


Dr. Kanal Awarded 2017 UWMC Patient Safety Hero Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kalpana Kanal who was awarded the 2017 UWMC Patient Safety Hero Award. This award recognizes UWMC faculty and staff who “go above and beyond for patient safety and wellness”. Dr. Kanal’s colleagues nominated her as a Patient Safety Hero and the UWMC Patient Safety Team has selected her as one of 20 individuals that were honored…


Dr. Kanal’s Research Establishes New National Dose Levels for Common CT Exams

Kalpana M. Kanal, Ph.D., a medical physicist, professor and section chief in diagnostic physics in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and colleagues examined actual patient data from the American College of Radiology (ACR) CT Dose Index Registry to develop size-based DRLs that enable healthcare facilities to compare…


UW Physicist and Radiologist Discuss New Radiation Dose Rules with KING 5 News

Dr. William Shuman, Interim Chair of the Department of Radiology, and Dr. Kalpana Kanal, Director of Diagnostic Physics, were recently interviewed by KING 5 News regarding new CT radiation dose rules in Washington State.  The new rules take effect January 1st, 2017 and will limit CT scan radiation dosage and create new training requirements for…


New addition to the Diagnostic Physics family