Jie Deng, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology’s Division of Medical Physics & Engineering.

Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Dr. Deng was an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at Northwestern University and Rush University Medical Center. She is a certified magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) medical physicist by the American Board of Medical Physics.

Dr. Deng received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. She also received her Master of Science in Law degree from Northwestern Pritzker Law School.

Dr. Deng has extensive clinical and research experience in MRI physics, quantitative MRI, oncological imaging, imaging processing, and AI applications in medical imaging. Specifically, she has been continuously working on clinical implementation, development, and improvement of advanced MRI technologies in tissue characterization, functional MRI for therapeutic response evaluation, AI-assisted disease diagnosis, and image quality improvement.

Research Interest

  • Adaptive radiotherapy
  • Artificial intelligence in modern radiation therapy
  • Functional oncological MRI
  • MRI-guided radiation therapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for determining bone marrow fat fraction at 1.5 T and 3.0 T: a technique to noninvasively assess cellularity and potential malignancy of the bone marrow.
Samet JD, Deng J, Schafernak K, Arva NC, Lin X, Peevey J, Fayad LM, Pediatr Radiol 2021 01 51 1 94-102
Activated brown adipose tissue and its relationship to adiposity and metabolic markers: an exploratory study.
Soundarrajan M, Deng J, Kwasny M, Rubert NC, Nelson PC, El-Seoud DA, Landsberg L, Neff LM, Adipocyte 2020 12 9 1 87-95
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Personalized Approach to Understanding Fatty Liver Disease.
Barnekow K, Shyken P, Ito J, Deng J, Mohammad S, Fishbein M, J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2019 06 68 6 777-781
Chemotherapy response evaluation in a mouse model of gastric cancer using intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted MRI and histopathology.
Cheng J, Wang Y, Zhang CF, Wang H, Wu WZ, Pan F, Hong N, Deng J, World J Gastroenterol 2017 Mar 23 11 1990-2001

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2016)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2016)
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) (2016)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (2016)