D. Olivia Popnoe, M.S.

License and Specialty Certifications

  • Texas Medical Physics License - TMP02000082 

    • Diagnostic Imaging Physics

  • American Board of Radiology

    • ABR Part I - passed in 2014

    • ABR Part II - passed in 2019 

Education and Training

  • Imaging Physics Resident, 2017-2019, Medical and Radiation Physics, Inc. 

  • M.S. Medical Physics, 2015, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

    • Focus: Diagnostic Imaging - Virtual Unenhanced Imaging derived from Dual Energy CT datasets in multi-phase renal CT exams. ​

  • B.S. Physics and Mathematics (Cum Laude), 2013, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX.

Work Experience

  • Medical and Radiation Physics, Inc. 2019-present

    • Junior Diagnostic Physicist. Work responsibilities include equipment performance evlauations (MRI, CT, Mammo, Fluoroscopy, Radiography, and Ultrasound), patient dosimetry, shielding design, and protocol development with clients (specializing in CT).​

Clinical and Research Experience

  • Radiation Therapy Physics Clinical Rotation, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2014

  • Diagnostic Imaging Physics Clinical Rotation, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2014

  • Pinnacle Treatment Planning Training, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 201

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2013-2015, Research Assistant (Advisor: Kyle Jones, PhD)

    • “Feasibility of using Virtual Unenhanced images reconstructed from Dual Energy CT post-contrast images to replace pre-contrast images in multiphase CT exams”

  • Yale University, 2011, Research Assistant (Mentor: Jan Schroers, PhD)

    • “Fabrication of Artificial Microstructures Utilizing Bulk Metallic Glass”

  • Angelo State University, 2010-2011, Research Assistant (Mentor: Toni Sauncy, PhD) 

    • “Electrochemical and Photochemical Fabrication of Porous Silicon for potential use as an Anode in Lithium Ion Batteries” 

Professional Memberships and Committees

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine, National & Southwest Chapters, 2013 - present

  • Sigma Pi Sigma, 2012

  • Pi Mu Epsilon, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Shalek Fellowship Recipient, 2013-2015

  • Carr Academic Research Scholar, 2009-2013

  • Special Academic Physics Scholarship, 2009-2013

  • Society of Physics Leadership Scholarship Recipient, 2012

  • Texas Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Recipient, 2010


  • Popnoe DO, Ng CS, Zhou S, Kappadath SC, Pan T, Jones AK. Comparison of Enhancement Quantification from Virtual Unenhanced Images to True Unenhanced Images in multiphase renal Dual-Energy computed tomography: A Phantom Study. Jounral of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 20:8:171-179, 28 June 2019.

  • Popnoe DO, Ng CS, Zhou S, Kaur H, Kang HC, Loyer EM, Kappadath SC, Jones AK. Comparison of virtual unenhanced abdominal computed tomography images acquired using rapid kV-switching dual energy imaging. PLOS ONE 15(9):e0238582 https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0238582.

  • Popnoe DO, Jones K, Cody D, Kappadath C, Pan T, Zhou S. Feasibility of Using Virtual Unenhanced Images to Replace Pre-contrast Images in Multiphase Renal CT Examinations. UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses, August 2015.

  • Sarac B, Ketkaew J, Popnoe DO, Schroers J. Honeycomb structures of bulk metallic glasses. Advanced Functional Materials 22(15):3161-3169, 7 August 2012.

Scientific Presentations

  • AASRT Meeting, July 2019, Clinical Applications of Dual Energy Computed Tomography. 

  • AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting, 2015, Young Investigator Symposium, St. Louis, MO

    • "Feasibility of using Virtual Unenhanced images to replace True Unenhanced images in multiphase renal DECT exams" 

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2014, Medical Physics Seminar, Houston, TX

    • Virtual Non-Contrast Imaging using Dual Energy CT

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2013, Medical Physics Seminar, Houston, TX

    • Characterization of Thermoluminescent Dosimeter Response

  • Angelo State University March, 2012, AAPT and APS Spring Meeting Presentation, San Angelo, TX

    • Photochemical Porous Silicon Film Synthesis

  • Sigma Pi Sigma Quadrennial Congress, 2012, Student Poster Session, Orlando, FL

    • Electrochemical Fabrication of Porous Silicon for potential use as Anode in Lithium-ion Batteries

  • Yale University, 2011, CRISP REU Seminar Presentation, New Haven, CT (award received) 

    • Fabrication of Artificial Microstructures Utilizing Bulk Metallic Glass

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