Jun Deng, PhD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Departments & Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology: Deng Lab

Yale Cancer Center: Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Early Detection of Cancer; Medical Informatics; Public Health Informatics; Radiation Oncology; Radiation, Ionizing; Radiotherapy, Image-Guided

Research Summary

Dr. Deng’s research has been focused on big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and medical imaging for early cancer risk prediction, detection and prevention. In 2013 his group developed CT Gently, the world’s first iPhone App that can be used to estimate organ doses and associated cancer risks from CT and CBCT scans. Recently, Dr. Deng has been funded by a NIH R01 grant to develop a personal organ dose archive (PODA), a big data approach to developing an early warning system by actively tracking all organ dose data for individual patients in order to improve patient safety in radiation therapy.

Specialized Terms: Big Data; Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence; Medical Imaging; Personalized Imaging Protocols; Cancer Risk; Organ Doses; Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT);

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Deng's research has been focused on big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and medical imaging for early cancer risk prediction, detection and prevention. Some active projects are listed below:

  1. Tracking organ doses for patient safety in radiation therapy;
  2. Machine learning with radiation oncology big data;
  3. Natural language processing for data mining and clinical decision support;
  4. Individualized cancer risk management;

Activities

  • Supervision of visiting scholar Chengdu, China (2013 - 2015)

    Supervise a PhD medical physicist from West China Cancer Center of Sichuan University in a research collaboration on imaging doses and patterns in IGRT

  • Joint Supervision of PhD Students in Medical Physics Tianjin, China (2012 - 2014)

  • Visiting Scholar and Invited Lectures at Five Medical Institutions in UK United Kingdom (2012 - 2012)

  • Joint Supervision of PhD Student in Medical Physics Beijing, China (2010 - 2011)

  • Visiting Scholar and Invited Lectures at Six Medical Institutions in China China (2009 - 2009)

Selected Publications

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