Radiology Personnel

Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR

Section Chief, Diagnostic Physics
Program Director, Imaging Physics Residency

Diagnostic Physics


  • Kalpana is a native of India who came to the USA in 1989 to pursue postgraduate education. Kalpana lives in Seattle and likes to read, travel, hike, ride her bike and loves pandas. For wellness, she wears a Fitbit and makes sure she walks at least 10,000 steps every day!
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Research Interests

Kalpana has been fortunate to have many opportunities conducting research in the areas of computed tomography, interventional radiology, mammography, pediatrics and computed radiography. Her personal interest is in computed tomography and her research mainly involves looking at radiation dose and image quality issues. She has been fortunate to work with several radiologists, radiology, surgery, urology residents/fellows and other physicists’ colleagues and has successfully published. She has tried to do practical research and answer questions that are frequently asked in practice and useful in the clinic.


  • 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 (via Semantic Scholar)

U.S. Diagnostic Reference Levels and Achievable Doses for 10 Pediatric CT Examinations.
K. Kanal, P. Butler, Mythreyi B Chatfield, et al. - Published 2022 - RADIOLOGY

Data-Driven Quality and Safety Programs in Radiology.
L. Anaskevich, K. Kanal, Jie Zhang - Published 2022 - RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

Detectability of Small Low-Attenuation Lesions With Deep Learning CT Image Reconstruction: A 24-Reader Phantom Study.
G. Toia, D. Zamora, Michael Singleton, et al. - Published 2022 - AJR. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY

U.S. Diagnostic Reference Levels and Achievable Doses for 10 Pediatric CT Examinations.
K. Kanal, P. Butler, Mythreyi B Chatfield, et al. - Published 2021 - RADIOLOGY

Estimation of Patient Skin Dose in Fluoroscopy: Summary of a Joint Report by AAPM TG357 and EFOMP.
J. Andersson, D. Bednarek, W. Bolch, et al. - Published 2021 - MEDICAL PHYSICS

Findings of the AAPM Ad Hoc committee on magnetic resonance imaging in radiation therapy: Unmet needs, opportunities, and recommendations.
K. McGee, N. Tyagi, J. Bayouth, et al. - Published 2021 - MEDICAL PHYSICS

Strategies to Optimize Nephrolithiasis Emergency Care (STONE): Prospective Evaluation of an Emergency Department Clinical Pathway.
Dima Raskolnikov*, M. K. Hall, S. Ngo, et al. - Published 2021 - UROLOGY

Abstract No. 633 Endovascular interventions with high radiation doses exceeding 5000-mGy reference point kerma: a dosimetric analysis of 89,855 consecutive patient encounters
I. McCracken, S. Jones, C. Ingraham, et al. - Published 2020

Fluoroscopically-guided interventions with radiation doses exceeding 5000 mGy reference point air kerma: a dosimetric analysis of 89,549 interventional radiology, neurointerventional radiology, vascular surgery, and neurosurgery encounters
J. Bundy, I. McCracken, David S. Shin, et al. - Published 2020 - CVIR ENDOVASCULAR

Through the Glass Portable Radiography of Patients in Isolation Units: Experience During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic.
J. Moirano, Jeffery S Dunnam, D. Zamora, et al. - Published 2020 - AJR. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY