Assist. Prof. Dr. İlker ÖZŞAHİN

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ilker Özşahin has extensive experience in medical imaging devices including modelling, simulation and image reconstruction such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Positron Emission Mammography (PEM), Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), and Compton Camera (CC). He has worked on several different fields of science, such as high energy physics, solid-state physics, and medical imaging. He has been to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA to work on growth of carbon nanotubes. He worked at Universidad Autonomy de Barcelona in Spain as a PhD student for one year in an ERC funded PET project. In addition to his PhD studies, he has worked as a research assistant for six years in the Physics Department at Çukurova University in Adana, Turkey. After obtaining his PhD, he was awarded the International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) for Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for one year and then was supported by Harvard for his further postdoctoral studies. During his two years stay at the United States, he worked on new generation gamma camera and developing imaging algorithms. Furthermore, he is working on the effects of general anaesthesia on the brain function of small animals with a novel functional imaging paradigm, which he started and contributed to at Harvard; as well as understanding the mechanism of general anaesthesia which is one of the biggest mysteries of modern medicine. He is also working on a novel motion correction technique for patients undergoing PET scans. Currently, he is an academic member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Near East University.

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