Speaker: Prof. Ergin Atalar, Bilkent University

Topic: "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologies"

Location: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technology, which was introduced more than 40 years ago, plays an important role in the diagnosis of many diseases today. MR imaging is based on the principle of nuclear magnetic resonance and provides images with high tissue contrast.  There are four basic components of this technology: (1) a magnet that can apply a high and uniform magnetic field to the entire body; (2) a gradient coil that perturbs the magnetic field as a function of time and position; (3) a coil that provides radio-frequency power to the entire body, and (4) the receivers that receive the very weak echo signal from the body. In my research group, we are working on last three components of this device. In my presentation, I will briefly go over the technologies that we are working in collaboration with the investigators at ASELSAN.

Bio: Dr. Ergin Atalar has received BS degree from Boğaziçi University, MS degree from Middle East Technical University and PhD degree from Bilkent University, all from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering departments of these schools. He joined the Johns Hopkins University in 1991 as postdoctoral fellow and became a professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Departments before his departure to Bilkent. He is the founder of the National Magnetic Resonance Research (UMRAM) and Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Centers. Dr. Atalar co-founded MRI Interventions Inc and Troyka Med. He published over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and 46 US patents. According to ISI web of knowledge 2017 data, his publications received over 4000 and his h-index is 36. He received TUBITAK Science Award. He is fellow of ISMRM and National Academy of Inventors and member of “Bilim Akademisi” and Academia Europaea.

  Date and Time




  • Ankara, Ankara
  • Turkey
  • Co-sponsored by URSI-TR


Bilkent University


Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologies



Address:Ankara, Turkey