Dr. Ir. Ece Ercan


  • Chemical exchange saturation transfer
  • Ultra-high field MRI
  • Inhomogeneous magnetization transfer imaging
  • MRI pulse sequence programming
  • Myelin Imaging
  • Neuroimaging


 Ece Ercan studied physics at Bogazici University in Istanbul (2004-2008) and obtained her master degree in Biomedical Engineering at TU Delft (2008-2010). She completed her PhD in 2015 in Leiden University Medical Center under the supervision of Dr. Itamar Ronen. Throughout her PhD, she worked on technical development and application of several MRI techniques including ultrashort echo time imaging, magnetization transfer imaging, diffusion tensor imaging and diffusion weighted spectroscopy. Between 2016-2018, she conducted her postdoctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Elena Vinogradov at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Her postdoctoral research focused on the development and application of the novel imaging methods for myelin visualization, based on multi-frequency saturation (inhomogenoeous magnetization transfer imaging). In 2018, she obtained a NWO VENI grant to work on chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) to study neurodegenerative diseases. Since February 2019, she is working on technical developments for CEST imaging at the C.J. Gorter Center for high field MRI. 





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