Bilkent Laboratory and International School students visited UMRAM with their Psychology teach to learn more about investigations on how brain works.

In the 16th annual meeting of the Turkish Magnetic Resonance Society, UMRAM researchers presented 11 scientific studies. Presenters were Oktay Algın, Aslıhan Örs, Davut İbrahim Mahçiçek, Mehmet Can Kerse, Ergin Atalar (as a replacement of Emre Kopanoğlu), Volkan Açıkel, Ali Çağlar Özen, Yiğitcan Eryaman, Esra Abacı, Taner Demir and Özgür Yılmaz. Murat Tümer of Bogazici University presented the catheter design which was developed using UMRAM resources. In addition UMRAM ve Boğaziçi University Life Science Institute opened a stand during the meeting.

Researchers from Yale, SUNY, Acibadem, Cerrahpasa, Hacettepe, and Bilkent Universities have collaborated to find the source of a genetic disorder that causes malformation in brain development. The study was published in Nature Genetics.


Ergin Atalar became Fellow of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Dr. Atalar's fellowship has been announced in the upcoming ISMRM meeting at Montreal in May 7, 2011. Dr. Atalar named Fellow for his contributions to the fields of Interventional MRI and Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Manuscript entitled "Reverse Polarized Inductively Coupling to Transmit and Receive RF Coil Arrays" by Haydar Celik, Ibrahim Davut Mahcicek and Ergin Atalar have been accepted for publication in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Yigitcan Eryaman, Sinan Hersek and Ergin Atalar wrote a letter to editor entitled "Comments on Ensuring Safety of Implanted Devices Under MRI Using Reverse Polarization". This paper addresses failure of the method proposed by William R. Overall, John M. Pauly, Pascal P. Stang and Greig C. Scott which was published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 2010 at the 3rd issue of volume 64.

The new article written by Yigitcan Eryaman offers a possible solution for implant heating in MRI. The article was published in 2011 May issue of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. See the link for the article.