Cem M. Deniz

Cem M. Deniz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor; Department of Radiology
Function: 
Key Personnel
Affiliation: 
CAI²R
Phone: 
(212) 263 0378
Fax: 
+1-212-263-7541
Address: 
660 First Avenue 4th Floor Room 441 New York, NY 10016
Educational Details: 

New York University, New York, NY 
Ph.D. in Biomedical Imaging Program, May 2012 
        Dissertation Title: MR Radar: Parallel Radiofrequency Transmission in Principle and Practice 
M.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience, January 2010 

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland 
M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2007 

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey 
B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, July 2005 
B.S. in Mathematics, July 2005 

Research Interest: 
  • Deep learning in medicine
  • Hip imaging for osteoporosis
  • RF dosimetry of wireless devices
  • Ultra high field MRI
  • RF safety in MRI
  • Parallel RF excitation
  • Tissue property mapping
Selected Publications: 

Journal Publications

  • Deniz, C. M., Carluccio, G., Collins, C. M. (2017), Parallel transmission RF pulse design with strict temperature constraints. NMR in biomedicine. (early view) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nbm.3694
  • Alon, L., Gabriel, S., Cho, G.Y., Brown, R., Deniz, C. M. (2017), Prospects of Millimeter Wave Complience Measurement Technologies. IEEE Antennas and Propogation Magazine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAP.2017.2655530
  • Alon, L., Sodickson, D. K. and Deniz, C. M. (2016), Heat equation inversion framework for average SAR calculation from magnetic resonance thermal imaging. Bioelectromagnetics, 37: 493–503. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bem.21996
  • Alon, L., Deniz, C. M., Carluccio, G., Brown, R., Sodickson, D. K. and Collins, C. M. (2016), Effects of anatomical differences on electromagnetic fields, SAR, and temperature change. Concepts Magn. Reson., 46: 8–18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cmr.b.21317
  • Deniz, C. M., Alon, L., Brown, R. and Zhu, Y. (2016), Subject- and Resource-Specific Monitoring and Proactive Management of Parallel RF Transmission. Magn Reson Med. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.25828
  • Deniz, C. M., Vaidya, M. V., Sodickson, D. K. and Lattanzi, R. (2016), Radiofrequency energy deposition and radiofrequency power requirements in parallel transmission with increasing distance from the coil to the sample. Magn Reson Med. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.25646
  • Alon, L., Cho, G. Y., Yang, X., Sodickson, D. K. and Deniz, C. M. (2015), A method for safety testing of radiofrequency/microwave-emitting devices using MRI. Magn Reson Med. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.25521
  • Chang, G., Honig, S., Brown, R., Deniz, C. M., Egol, K., Babb, J. S., Regatte, R. R., Rajapakse, C. S. (2014), Finite Element Analysis Applied to 3-T MR Imaging of Proximal Femur Microarchitecture: Lower Bone Strength in Patients with Fragility Fractures Compared with Control Subjects. Radiology. 272 (2): 464-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/radiol.14131926
  • Chang, G., Deniz, C. M., Honig, S., Rajapakse, C. S., Egol, K., Regatte, R. R. and Brown, R. (2013), Feasibility of three-dimensional MRI of proximal femur microarchitecture at 3 tesla using 26 receive elements without and with parallel imaging. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging. 40: 229-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.24345
  • Chang, G., Deniz, C. M., Honig, S., Egol, K., Regatte, R. R., Zhu, Y., Sodickson, D. K. and Brown, R. (2013), MRI of the hip at 7T: Feasibility of bone microarchitecture, high-resolution cartilage, and clinical imaging. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging. 39: 1384-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.24305
  • Brown, R., Deniz, C. M., Zhang, B., Chang, G., Sodickson, D. K. and Wiggins, G. C. (2014), Design and application of combined 8-channel transmit and 10-channel receive arrays and radiofrequency shimming for 7-T shoulder magnetic resonance imaging. Invest Radiol. Jan;49(1):35-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/RLI.0b013e3182a5662d.
  • Deniz, C. M., Brown, R., Lattanzi, R., Alon, L., Sodickson, D. K. and Zhu, Y. (2013), Maximum efficiency radiofrequency shimming: Theory and initial application for hip imaging at 7 tesla. Magn Reson Med, 69: 1379–1388. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.24377
  • Alon, L., Deniz, C. M., Brown, R., Sodickson, D. K. and Zhu, Y. (2013), Method for in situ characterization of radiofrequency heating in parallel transmit MRI. Magn Reson Med, 69: 1457–1465. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.24374
  • Zhu, Y., Alon, L., Deniz, C. M., Brown, R. and Sodickson, D. K. (2012), System and SAR characterization in parallel RF transmission. Magn Reson Med, 67: 1367–1378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.23126
  • Deniz, C. M., Alon, L., Brown, R., Sodickson, D. K. and Zhu, Y. (2012), Specific absorption rate benefits of including measured electric field interactions in parallel excitation pulse design. Magn Reson Med, 67: 164–174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mrm.23004

Conference Proceedings

Oral Presentations

  • Deniz, C. M., Cho, K., Honig, S., Egol K. A., Sodickson D. K., Chang, G. Fracture Risk Assessment using Deep Learning and Hip Microarchitecture MRI, In Proceedings 25th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Hawaii, page 693. (2017)
  • Deniz, C. M., Slovinsky, W. S., Sodickson, D. K., Ziskin, M., Alon, L. Sensitivity of magnetic resonance thermal imaging for mmWave exposure assessment. In Bioelectromagnetics Society Annual Meeting, Ghent, Belgium. (2016)
  • Alon, L., Sodickson, D. K., Deniz, C. M. Heat equation inversion (HEI) algorithm sensitivity assessment for computation of SAR from MR thermometry acquisitions,  In Proceedings 24th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Singapore, page 353. (2016)
  • Deniz CM, Carluccio G, Sodickson DK, and Collins CM. Non-Iterative Parallel Transmission RF Pulse Design with Strict Temperature Constraints, In Proceedings 23rd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Toronto, page 549. (2015)
  • C. M. Deniz, R. Brown, J. A. de Zwart, C. M. Collins, D. K. Sodickson. Multi-Channel Array Safety Using Least Squares Fitting based MR Thermometry, In Proceedings of the ISMRM Workshop on Safety in MRI: Guidelines, Rationale & Challenges, Washington DC, USA (2014)
  • G. Carluccio, F. Knoll, C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, C. M. Collins. A Fast Method to Estimate SAR Distribution from Temperature Images Highly Affected by Noise, In Proceedings of the ISMRM Workshop on Safety in MRI: Guidelines, Rationale & Challenges, Washington DC, USA (2014)
  • L. Alon, G. Y. Cho, D. K. Sodickson, and C. M. Deniz. A Non-Electric (E) Field Based Method for Safety Assessment of RF and Microwave Emitting Devices, In Bioelectromagnetics Society Annual Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa. (2014)
  • C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, R. Brown, D. K. Sodickson, and Y. Zhu. Subject- And Resource-Specific Monitoring and Proactive Management of Parallel RF Transmission, In Proceedings 21st Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Salt Lake City, page 76. (2013)
  • L. Alon, G. Y. Cho, X. Yang, Y. Zhu, D. K. Sodickson, and C. M. Deniz. RF-emission device safety testing using MRI, Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 2013 IEEE, page 718-9.(2013)
  • S. Oh, E. Semouchkina, T. Neuberger, M. T. Lanagan, B. Zhang, C. M. Deniz, and C. M. Collins. Miniaturized Patch Antenna for Traveling-Wave Excitation: Pilot Study at 7 T MRI, In Proceedings 21st Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Salt Lake City, page 389. (2013)
  • R. Brown, B. Zhang, C. M. Deniz, G. Cho, C. Stefanescu, S. Wang, D. K. Sodickson, and G. C. Wiggins. Detunable Transmit Array and Flexible Receive Array for 7T Shoulder Imaging, In Proceedings 20th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Melbourne, Australia, page 428, (2012).
  • D. K. Sodickson, L. Alon, C. M. Deniz, R. Brown, B. Zhang, G. C. Wiggins, G. Cho, N. B. Eliezer, D. Novikov, R. Lattanzi, Q. Duan, L. A. Sodickson, Y. Zhu. Local Maxwell Tomography with Transmit-Receive Coil Arrays for Contact-Free Mapping of Tissue Electrical Properties and Determination of Absolute RF Phase, In Proceedings 20th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Melbourne, Australia, page 387, (2012).
  • C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, R. Brown, H.-P. Fautz, D. K. Sodickson, and Y. Zhu. Parallel RF Pulse Design with Subject-Specific Global SAR Supervision, In Proceedings 19th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Montreal, Canada, page 210. (2011)
  • C. M. Deniz, R. Brown, L. Alon, K. Mcgorty, H-P. Fautz, G. Wiggins, D. K. Sodickson, Y. Zhu, and R. Lattanzi. MRI of the Hip at 7T Using RF Shimming with 4-Channel Excitation, In Proceedings of the ISMRM Workshop on Ultra-High Field Systems & Applications: 7T & Beyond: Progress, Pitfalls & Potential, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. (2011)
  • L. Alon, C. M. Deniz, D. K. Sodickson and Y. Zhu. Do Constraints on |B1+| also constrain |E| and SAR in high field MRI?, In Proceedings 19th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Montreal, Canada, page 491. (2011)
  • L. Alon, C. M. Deniz, R. Lattanzi, G. Wiggins, R. Brown, D. K. Sodickson, Y. Zhu. An Automated Method for Subject Specific Global SAR Prediction in Parallel Transmission, In Proceedings 18th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, page 708. (2010)
  • Y. Zhu, R. Brown, C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, K. A. Mcgorty, D. K. Sodickson. Constellation Coil, In Proceedings 18th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, page 46. (2010)
  • L. Alon, C. M. Deniz, R. Lattanzi, D. K. Sodickson and Y. Zhu. Automated In Vivo Global SAR Prediction for Parallel Transmission, In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Parallel MRI, Santa Cruz, CA, (2009).

Poster Presentations

  • Deniz, C. M., Carluccio, G., Collins, C. M. The Effect of RF Exposure Duration in RF Pulse Design Using Temperature Constraints, In Proceedings 25th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Hawaii, page 1323. (2017)
  • Hallyburton, S., Chang, G. Honig, S., Cho, K., Deniz, C. M. Automatic Segmentation of MR Images of the Proximal Femur Using Deep Learning, In Proceedings 25th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Hawaii. (2017)
  • Deniz, C. M., Chang, G., Brown, R. 3D printed phantom for Optimization of Trabecular Bone Structure Imaging, In Proceedings 24th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Singapore, page 2289. (2016)
  • Alon, L., Deniz, C. M., Brown, R., Sodickson, D. K., Collins, C. M. A slot antenna concept for high fidelity body imaging at ultra high field, In Proceedings 24th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Singapore, page 3516. (2016)
  • Alon L, Slovinsky WS, Cho GY, Sodickson DK, Collins CM, Ziskin M, Rappaport TS, and Deniz CM. mmWave Exposure Assessment using Magnetic Resonance Thermal Imaging, In Bioelectromagnetics Society Annual Meeting, California, USA, PA-147.(2015)
  • de Zwart JA, van Geldergen P, Duan Q, Gudino N, Deniz CM, Alon L, and Duyn JH. Improved MR Thermometry in the Presence of Non-Water Proton Signals, In Proceedings 23rd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Toronto, page 1868. (2015)
  • Carluccio G, Deniz CM, and Collins CM. An Approach to Temperature-Based Virtual Observation Points for Safety Assurance and Pulse Design, In Proceedings 23rd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Toronto, page 3220. (2015)
  • C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, G. Y. Cho, R. Brown, C. M. Collins, and D. K. Sodickson. Investigation of Different RF Coil Safety Assessment Techniques: E-Field Measurements, EM Field Simulations and MR Thermometry, In Proceedings 22nd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Milan, page 4894.(2014)
  • C. M. Deniz, R. Brown, L. Alon, M. Cloos, G. Y. Cho, G. Wiggins, C. M. Collins, and D. K. Sodickson. Multi-Channel Array Safety Simulations Validated with Field and Temperature Measurements, In Proceedings 22nd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Milan, page 4929.(2014)
  • L. Alon, G. Y. Cho, L. F. Greengard, R. Otazo, D. K. Sodickson, and C. M. Deniz. Calculation of 10g Average SAR Via Inversion of the Heat Equation Using MRI Thermometry and Thermal Property Measurements, In Proceedings 22nd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Milan, page 4902.(2014)
  • G. Carluccio, F. Knoll, C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, and C. M. Collins. A Fast Method to Estimate SAR Distribution from Temperature Images Highly Affected by Noise, In Proceedings 22nd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Milan, page 4904. (2014)
  • A. Hotca, C. S. Rajapakse, H. Rusinek, S. Honig, R. Brown, C. M. Deniz, R. R. Regatte, and G. Chang. In Vivo MR Computation of Whole Proximal Femur Mechanical Competence Using Micro-Finite Element Analysis Applied to High-Resolution 3T MRI of Proximal Femur Microarchitecture, In Proceedings 22nd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Milan, page 3990.(2014)
  • L. Alon, C. M. Deniz, G. Carluccio, M. Bruno, D. K. Sodickson, and C. C. Collins. A Method for Subject-Specific Body Model Generation Using Affine and Non-Linear Transformations, In Proceedings 22nd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Milan, page 324. (2014)
  • L. Alon, A. Tal, G. Carluccio, C. M. Deniz, K. Lakshmanan, D. K. Sodickson, and C. C. Collins. Rapid, Direct Measurement of Bulk RF Power Deposition Using Free Induction Decay Acquisitions. In Proceedings 22nd Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Milan, page 4910. (2014)
  • C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, X. Yang, G. Y. Cho, C. M. Collins, D. K. Sodickson, and Y. Zhu. A Novel Method for Experimental Assessment of Antenna Safety Using MR Thermometry, In Proceedings 21st Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Salt Lake City, page 4424.(2013)
  • C. M. Deniz, G. Chang, Y. Zhu, D. K. Sodickson, and R. Brown. Toward Comprehensive Hip Imaging at 7T, In Proceedings ISMRM Workshop on Ultra-High Field MRI: What is in Full Bloom & What is Sprouting?, Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands, page 38. (2013)
  • L. Alon, G. Y. Cho, L. Greengard, D. K. Sodickson, and C. M. Deniz. Wireless Device 10g SAR Calculation from 3D MRI Temperature Measurements, In Bioelectromagnetics Society Annual Meeting, Thessaloniki, Greece.(2013)
  • X. Yang, C. M. Deniz, Y. Li, R. Brown, and Y. Zhu. A Scalable Constellation Coil Design for 3T Body Imaging, In Proceedings 21st Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Salt Lake City, page 4388.(2013)
  • D. K. Sodickson, L. Alon,  C. M. Deniz, N. Ben-Eliezer, M. A. Cloos, L. A. Sodickson, C . M. Collins, G. C. Wiggins, and D. S. Novikov. Generalized Local Maxwell Tomography for Mapping of Electrical Property Gradients and Tensors, In Proceedings 21st Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Salt Lake City, page 4175.(2013)
  • S. Oh, W. Luo, B. Zhang, C. M. Deniz, M. T. Lanagan, G. C. Wiggins, and C. M. Collins. Maximized Local B1+ Using Optimized Dielectric Pad at 7 T: Numerical Optimization and Experimental Validation, In Proceedings 21st Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Salt Lake City, page 4381.(2013)
  • L. Ye, X. Yang, C. M. Deniz, and Y. Zhu. 8 Channel Transmit and 16 Channel Receive Constellation Coil for 7T MRI, In Proceedings 21st Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Salt Lake City, page 4389.(2013)
  • L. Alon, C. M. Deniz, G. Y. Cho, X. Yang, C. M. Collins, Y. Zhu and D. K. Sodickson. Mobile Phone RF Safety Testing Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, In Proceedings 21st Scientific Meeting ISMRM, Salt Lake City, page 4428. (2013)
  • C. M. Deniz, R. Brown, R. Lattanzi, L. Alon, D. K. Sodickson, and Y. Zhu. Maximum Efficiency RF Shimming, In Proceedings 20th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Melbourne, Australia, page 3479. (2012)
  • L. Alon, C. M. Deniz, R. Brown, D. K. Sodickson, and Y. Zhu. Difficulties Associated with Aligning Simulated and Constructed Coils, In Proceedings 20th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Melbourne, Australia, page 1271. (2012)
  • L. Alon, A. Tal, C. M. Deniz, D. K. Sodickson, and Y. Zhu. RF Coil Local Power Deposition and Efficiency Evaluation Using a Phantom with High Sensitivity to Temperature Change, In Proceedings 20th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Melbourne, Australia, page 2736. (2012)
  • X. Yang, R. Brown, C. M. Deniz, B. Zhang, W. Lee, L. Alon, D. K. Sodickson, and Y. Zhu. Constellation Coil for Multi-nuclear Imaging, In Proceedings 20th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Melbourne, Australia, page 2819. (2012)
  • C. M. Deniz, D. Chen, L. Alon, R. Brown, H-P. Fautz, D. K. Sodickson, and Y. Zhu. Sparse Parallel Transmit Excitation Trajectory Design for Rapid Inner-Volume Excitation, In Proceedings 19th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Montreal, Canada, page 4434. (2011)
  • L. Alon, C. M. Deniz, J. Xu, R. Brown, D. K. Sodickson, and Yudong Zhu. Volumetric Local SAR Mapping for Parallel Transmission, In Proceedings 19th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Montreal, Canada, page 3854.(2011)
  • Y. Zhu, R. Brown, C. M. Deniz, B. Zhang, L. Alon, G. Wiggins, H-P. Fautz, B. Stoeckel, and D. K. Sodickson. Versatile Volume Coil Implementation Using a Constellation Coil, In Proceedings 19th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Montreal, Canada, page 3833. (2011)
  • Y. Zhu, B. Zhang, R. Brown, C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, H-P. Fautz, and D. K. Sodickson. Constellation Coil Design, In Proceedings 19th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Montreal, Canada, page 3840. (2011)
  • L. Poulo, R. Haefner, B. Stoeckel. C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, D. K. Sodickson, and Y. Zhu. A 32-Channel Parallel Exciter/Amplifier Transmit System for 7T Imaging, In Proceedings 19th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Montreal, Canada, page 1867.(2011)
  • L. Alon, J. Xu, C. M. Deniz, R. Brown, D. K. Sodickson and Y. Zhu. A Local SAR Mapping Sequence for Parallel Transmission, In Proceedings of the ISMRM Workshop on MR Safety, Stillwater, MN. (2010)
  • C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, R. Brown, H-P. Fautz, D. K. Sodickson, Y. Zhu. Real Time RF Power Prediction of Parallel Transmission RF Pulse Design at 7T, In Proceedings 18th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden. page 1454. (2010)
  • C. M. Deniz, L. Alon, R. Lattanzi, D. K. Sodickson, Y. Zhu. SAR Benefits of Including E-Field Interactions in Parallel RF Pulse Design, In Proceedings 18th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, page 4930. (2010)
  • L. Alon, C. M. Deniz, R. Lattanzi, G. Wiggins, R. Brown, D. K. Sodickson, Y. Zhu. Local SAR Calibration and Prediction Model in Parallel Transmit MRI, In Proceedings 18th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, page 3869. (2010)
  • Y. Zhu, C. M. Deniz, L. Alon. H-P. Fautz, D. K. Sodickson. Understanding Parallel Transmit Array Efficiency, In Proceedings 18th Scientific Meeting, ISMRM, Stockholm, Sweden, page 1518. (2010)
  • C. M. Deniz, R. Lattanzi, Y. Zhu, G. Wiggins, and D. K. Sodickson. RF Energy Deposition and RF Power Requirements in Parallel Transmission with Increasing Distance from the Coil to the Sample,  In Proceedings 17th Scientific Meeting ISMRM, Honolulu, page 4802. (2009)
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HONORS

  • Junior Fellow, 2015, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • First Place, 2012, New York University Stern Business School Venture Tech Competition ($50K award)

AFFILIATIONS

  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), 2008-Present, with following study group memberships: MR Engineering, MR Safety, Musculoskeletal MR, High Field Systems & Applications
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2008-Present
  • Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS), 2013- Present
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)/IEEE TC34, technical committee on Wireless Handset SAR Certification - Recommended Practice for Determining the Spatial Peak SAR in the Human Body Due to Wireless Communications Devices (invited expert), 2013-Present
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 2015- Present

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Philanthropic Support

We gratefully acknowledge generous support for radiology research at NYU Langone Medical Center from:
 
• The Big George Foundation
• Raymond and Beverly Sackler
• Bernard and Irene Schwartz

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