Dr. Popovic has expertise in the design and development of Multimodal Medical imaging Systems for Surgical Guidance and Diagnostics. He enjoys working with undergraduate students on independent research projects and has supervised students’ work on topics ranging from materials selection for X-ray imaging characterization phantoms to participating in Medical Image Analysis Challenges using Convolutional Neural Networks. Dr. Popovic is dedicated to guiding students to improve their technical communication, hands-on skills, and rounded understanding of Physics through introductory and advanced physics labs. Dr. Popovic is a member of SPIE and ASEE and is an active reviewer for the Physics in Medicine and Biology and IEEE TMI journals. He also co-advises the institute’s Volleyball club and SCUBA club.

Teaching Interests

  • Introductory Physics
  • Introductory and Advanced Physics Labs
  • Physics of Medical Imaging
  • Nuclear Physics

Research Interests

Design and development of medical imaging devices
Medical Image Analysis

Publications & Presentations

Beckmann, J., Popovic, K. "Assessment of the attenuation of metal-infused filaments for 3D printing a gamma camera calibration phantom", Medical Engineering & Physics, Volume 80, pg. 60-64, 2020
Popovic, K., Szabo, J., "Pilot study on experience of engineering students in multimedia-enhanced introductory physics labs." 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT.
Popovic, K., McKisson, J., Kross, B., Lee, S., McKisson, J.E., Weisenberger, A.G., Proffitt, J., Stolin, A., Majewski, S. and Williams, M.B., “Development and Characterization of a Round Hand-Held Silicon Photomultiplier Based Gamma Camera for Intraoperative Imaging”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Vol. 61(3), 1,084-1,091, 2014
Rozler, M., Poopalasingam, S., Popovic, K., Arseneau, R., Strologas, J., Zheng, X., Metzler, S. and Chang W., “C-SPECT Cardiac SPECT/Tct System: First Results from a Partial Section,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium/Medical Imaging Conference Record, 2014
Zhang, Y., Xiao, L., Popovic K., Yue, W., Xie, X., Chordia, M.D., Leland W.K., Chung, L., Williams, M.B., Yue, W. and Pan, D., “Novel Cancer-Targeting SPECT/NIRF Dual-Modality Imaging Probe 99mTc-PC-1007: Synthesis and Biological Evaluation,” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Vol. 23, 6,350-6,354, 2013
Popovic, K. and Williams, M.B., “Development of An Integrated Multimodal Imaging System (IMIS) for Surgical Guidance,” Medical Physics, Vol. 39(6), 3,949, 2012
Judge, J.M., Popovic, K., Williams, M.B. and Slingluff, C.L., “Evaluation of Mobile Gamma Camera Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma Independent of Pre-operative Lymphscintigraphy,” Society of Nuclear Medical and Molecular Imaging Meeting, 2012

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of Virginia, Physics, 2013
  • BA, Hamilton College, Physics and Mathematics, 2006
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