Radiology Personnel

Kalpana Kanal, Ph.D., DABR

Professor
Section Chief, Diagnostic Physics
Diagnostic Physics

Biography

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.

Education

  • 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

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CT detectability of small low-contrast hypoattenuating focal lesions: Iterative reconstructions versus filtered back projection
Mileto A., Zamora D., Alessio A., Pereira C., Liu J., Bhargava P., Carnell J., Cowan S., Dighe M., Gunn M., Kim S., Kolokythas O., Lee J., Maki J., Moshiri M., Nasrullah A., O'Malley R., Schmiedl U., Soloff E., Toia G., Wang C., Kanal K.
Radiology. 2018 Nov:443-454

Invited Commentary on “Radiation Dose Reduction in Pediatric CT,” with Response from Dr Nagayama et al
Kanal K.
Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 2018 Sep:1440-1442

Diagnostic Reference Levels for Adult Patients in the United States
Butler P., Kanal K.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2018 Jan

Practical CT Dose Monitoring: Current Tools and the Clinical Relevance
Cross N., Zamora D., Moirano J., Hoff M., Kanal K.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2018 Jan

Imaging of Acetabular Fractures: A Phantom Study Comparing Radiation Dose by Radiography and Computed Tomography
Favinger J., Zamora D., Kanal K., Gross J., Gunn M.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2018 Jan

Monitoring and Follow-Up of High Radiation Dose Cases in Interventional Radiology
Perry B., Ingraham C., Stewart B., Valji K., Kanal K.
Academic Radiology. 2018 Jan

Avoiding MRI-Related Accidents: A Practical Approach to Implementing MR Safety
Cross N., Hoff M., Kanal K.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2018 Jan

Pediatric Percutaneous Osteoid Osteoma Ablation: Cone-Beam CT with Fluoroscopic Overlay Versus Conventional CT Guidance
Perry B., Monroe E., McKay T., Kanal K., Shivaram G.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2017 Oct:1593-1599

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