Conscientious Medical Imaging: To Image or Not to Image with Professor Deng Jun, Yale School of Medicine
Medical imaging has revolutionized medical practices in the past hundred years. Meanwhile, radiation exposure to individuals from medical imaging has increased over 8 times since 1980, resulting in serious public health concerns due to increased secondary cancer risk.
Whether to image and how to image an individual patient is not only an ongoing technical issue but also becoming an ethical concern in the clinic. In meeting these challenges, a personalized imaging protocol could assist clinicians in making the best use of medical imaging with their patients worldwide.
This lecture will address the trend and issues of medical imaging in the US, China and around the world, and highlight approaches to apply medical imaging more conscientiously in the clinic to minimize radiation exposure and cancer risk, reduce medical costs, and improve patient care.
Jun Deng, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine, an American Board of Radiology certified medical physicist, a Fellow of Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
At Yale, Dr. Deng’s research has been focused on medical imaging and its impact on cancer radiotherapy and public health. He invented world’s first iPhone app for medical imaging scan optimization in 2013. Recently, he has been advocating personalized imaging protocol to maximize benefits of medical imaging for individual patients while reducing its cancer risk. In addition to providing clinical support, he has been actively involved in teaching medical residents and students and collaborating with researchers worldwide.
Prior to joining Yale as a faculty member in 2001, Dr. Deng was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Radiation Oncology of Stanford University School of Medicine from 1998 to 2001. He received his PhD in physics from University of Virginia in 1998.
Yale Center Beijing wishes to thank Elekta for its generous support of the event.