Ali Khatibi has joined UMRAM faculty. Ali is a graduate of KU Leuven, Belgium. He did a postdoctoral training at University of Montreal, Canada and joined the Department of Psychology of Bilkent in September 2015. His main research interest is pain.  Specifically, he targets the cognitive mechanisms associated with the processing of pain. He uses MRI as a tool in his research.

Emine Ulku Saritas of UMRAM received "Bilim Akademisi Genç Bilim Insanları Ödül Programı (BAGEP)" award of the Science Academy for her contributions to Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Particle Imaging. This year there were a total of 48 awardees in all subject areas. The science academy was formed in Nov 2011 as an independent non-governmental organization to promote, pactice and uphold the principles of scientific merit, freedom and integrity. Ergin Atalar of UMRAM is a member of the Science Academy. 


 UMRAM has moved to a new building!!  With the donation received from Aysel Sabuncu, a new brain research center has been established. UMRAM moved to this building and resumed its full operation in a larger and nicer place. 3T MRI scanner is fully operational. UMRAM continues to have open access policy. Looking forward to see all the researchers who has interest in MRI research at UMRAM.

A new study by Dr. Oktay Algın has been published. In this study, visibility and patency of Liliequist’s membrane are investigated on 3D-SPACE images. As a result, 3D-SPACE sequence (with variant FA mode) is proven to be a feasible method of demonstration of this important membrane.

Feasibility of 3D-SPACE technique on the assessment of CSF related structures was first shown by Dr. Algın 7 years ago on preliminary animal experiments. Studies about applications of 3D-SPACE technique on various fields have been done since then in UMRAM. Please find more details in the link below:

We have celebrated the coming year of 2016 in UMRAM traditionally. We would like to thank everybody who came celebrate it with us. We wish all our members and alike to have a wonderful, successful year.


ASELSAN and Bilkent University UMRAM have partnered in a colloborative project that aims to significantly reduce MRI scan times to improve patient comfort and monitoring efficiency while reducing healthcare costs. For more information:

ASELSAN Research Center and Bilkent University have established a collaboration to develop clinically feasible applications of Compressive Sensing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CS-MRI), which has been accelerated by the recent agreement between ASELSAN and Bilkent University – National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM). The project aims to reduce the scan-times nearly 5-fold for major clinical MRI applications, enabling wider clinical use of Compressive Sensing techniques. Accelerating MRI scans potentially improves patient comfort and imaging resolution, while reducing scan costs. 

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