He has obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2007 from Duke University, USA.
He works as a Research Associate in the department of Radiology at the Duke University Medical Centre where he heads scientific projects in his field of interest: developing upcoming medical imaging technology for cancer diagnosis.
His research focuses primarily on the development of neutron-imaging spectroscopy techniques for diagnosis of cancer and other element-related disorders in the human body. For the last 7 years he has worked on the NSECT imaging technique pioneered at Duke University. In addition to NSECT, his other research interests include the development of computer detection algorithms for cancer diagnosis, noise-reduction techniques in elemental spectroscopy, and Monte-Carlo simulations for spectroscopic elemental imaging of the human body.
He has authored over 40 papers, posters, presentations, books and book chapters in leading scientific journals and textbook publications. He has regularly presented talks on medical imaging and nuclear science at several international conferences.
He is a recognized scientist on the topic of NSECT and fast-neutron imaging of the human body and has won several awards through this work. His awards include a Duke University
Fellowship (2003 – 2007), U.S. Department of Defense Predoctoral Fellowship Award (2006-2009), IEEE Traineeship Award (2005-2008), and a U.S. Department of Defense IDEA Award for research funding (2009-2012). Dr. Kapadia's work has been featured in magazines, press columns and annual highlights of scientific journals. He is a member of several scientific societies including IEEE, SPIE and NPSS, and serves as a peer-reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Physics in Medicine and Biology and the Journal of Digital Imaging.