Radiology Personnel

Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR

Section Chief, Diagnostic Physics
Diagnostic Physics



  • Clinical Medical Physics Residency in Diagnostic Radiology, 1998
    • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Diagnostic Medical Physics, PhD, 1996
    • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Physics, MS, 1991
    • The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • Physics, BS, 1988
    • Mithibhai College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications

See all publications on Scopus

U.S. diagnostic reference levels and achievable doses for 10 adult CT examinations
Kanal K., Butler P., Sengupta D., Bhargavan-Chatfield M., Coombs L., Morin R.
Radiology. 2017 Jul:120-133

Targeted CT dose reduction using a novel dose metric and the American College of Radiology Dose index registry: Application to thoracic CT angiography
Zamora D., Robinson J., Kanal K.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2016 Nov:1039-1045

Wide-detector axial CT versus 4 cm detector helical CT for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: iodine dose, radiation, and image quality
Shuman W., Green D., Busey J., Ramos M., Branch K., Koprowicz K., Kanal K.
Clinical Imaging. 2016 Nov:1213-1218

The effect of trauma backboards on computed tomography radiation dose
Lee A., Elojeimy S., Kanal K., Linnau K., Gunn M.
Clinical Radiology. 2016 May:499e1-499e8

Variation in pediatric cervical spine computed tomography radiation dose index
Marin J., Sengupta D., Bhargavan-Chatfield M., Kanal K., Mills A., Applegate K.
Academic Emergency Medicine. 2015 Dec:1499-1505

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Placement During Pregnancy: A Case Series of Five Patients
Ingraham C., Padia S., Johnson G., Easterling T., Liou I., Kanal K., Valji K.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2015 Oct:1205-1210

Variation in CT pediatric head examination radiation dose: Results from a national survey
Kanal K., Graves J., Vavilala M., Applegate K., Jarvik J., Rivara F.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015 Jan:W293-W301

Please explain the basic concept of ultrasound elastography, and how can it help differentiate benign from malignant breast lesions?
Dighe M., Kanal K.
American Journal of Roentgenology. 2015 Jan:W389

Impact of Incremental Increase in CT Image Noise on Detection of Low-contrast Hypodense Liver Lesions
Kanal K., Chung J., Wang J., Bhargava P., Gunn M., Shuman W., Stewart B.
Academic Radiology. 2014 Jan:1233-1239

Ultrasound artifacts: Classification, applied physics with illustrations, and imaging appearances
Prabhu S., Kanal K., Bhargava P., Vaidya S., Dighe M.
Ultrasound Quarterly. 2014 Jan:145-157