Kalpana M. Kanal, PhD, is Professor and Section Chief of Diagnostic Physics for the Department of Radiology at University of Washington Medical Center. In addition to her faculty position, Dr. Kanal is interested in radiation dose and safety issues and employs leading edge imaging technologies to reduce dose to UW patients. She has contributed to numerous published research studies in the field of radiology and medical physics. Dr. Kanal earned her PhD in Radiological Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic. Her certifications include the American Board of Radiology specializing in Diagnostic Radiological Physics.