Dr. Gene R. Stoner (Visiting Faculty) and his colleagues at UMRAM published a research article in Journal of Neurophysiology. In their study, they utilized a set of audiovisual stimuli that elicit an illusion demonstrating “temporal ventriloquism” in visual motion and that have spatiotemporal intervals for which neurons within area MT are selective. They found evidence of auditory input into area MT but not of the non-linear audiovisual interactions underlying this illusion. Click here for further information and the journal article.

Serhat Ilbey - MSc Thesis Presentation

Serhat Ilbey has successfully defended his MSc thesis on April 20th, 2018. The title of his thesis is "FAST CALIBRATION AND IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION FOR MAGNETIC PARTICLE IMAGING". This thesis work is the result of a collaborative project between UMRAM and ASELSAN, co-advised by Asst. Prof. Emine Ulku Saritas and Dr. Can Baris Top. This thesis proposes using coded calibration scenes and compressed sensing methods to highly accelerate the otherwise lengthy calibration scans needed for high quality image reconstruction in Magnetic Particle Imaging. Serhat will continue his Ph.D. studies at UMRAM.



The presentation by Mustafa Can Delikanlı was selected as the best oral presentation  at the 13th National Radiotechnology Congress and Training Seminars organized by the Turkish Medical Radiotechnology Department in Cyprus which is held between 23-26 April 2018. The "RAT COIL" report prepared in UMRAM Laboratories was selected the  best among 60 presentations.  Instead of a plaque of thanks,  a sapling planted in Gaziantep Nurdağı Memorial Forest. We congratulate Mustafa Can Delikanlı for his success in the event.



The paper titled "Joint Partial Fourier and Compressed Sensing Reconstruction for Accelerated Time-of-Flight MR Angiography" authored by our graduate students and faculty members, Toygan Kılıç, Asst. Prof. Tolga Çukur, Prof. Oktay Algın, and Asst. Prof. Emine Ülkü Sarıtaş, has received IEEE EMBS Turkey The Best Student Paper Award at the 26th IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference. 

Professor Oktay Algın has been given Turkan Saylan Science Award by  the Academy of Association for Supporting Contemporary Life. This award is given to the young academics with outstanding achievements. Turkan Saylan is an important character in Turkish Medical History who has helped to fought and overcome leprosy in Turkey. She was an influencial Turkish doctor who touched so many people's lives in so many varied ways. This prize is given every year on the anniversary of her death to the young scientists who would carry her name and understanding of contemporary life style into the future. We congratulate Dr Algın for receiving such meaningful and important award and wish him our best in the future.

Dr. Oktay Algin of Yilidirim Beyazit University became professor. CONGRATULATIONS. Radiologist Dr. Algin is an adjunct faculty member of UMRAM. He co-authored many publications with UMRAM researchers including "Alipour, A., Gokyar, S., Algin, O., Atalar, E. and Demir, H.V., An inductively coupled ultra-thin, flexible and passive RF resonator for MRI marking and guiding purposes: clinical feasibility in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2018, 80:361-370." and "Silemek, B., Acikel, V., Oto, C., Alipour, A., Aykut, Z.G., Algin, O. and Atalar, E., A Temperature Sensor Implant for Active Implantable Medical Devices for In Vivo Subacute Heating Tests Under MRI in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2018, 79:2824-2832." Dr. Algin is known for his work on hydrocephalus.


Sevgi Gokce Kafali - MSc Thesis Presentation

Sevgi Gokce Kafali has successfully defended her MSc thesis on April 17th, 2018. The title of her thesis is "PHASE-CORRECTING DENOISING FOR DIFFUSION MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING." This work proposes a simultaneous solution to low-SNR and motion-induced phase problems experienced in diffusion MRI, via a novel phase-correcting non-local means (PC-NLM) filter. Sevgi's first-author paper on this work was recently published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (see this link). Sevgi will join University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in September for her PhD studies.

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