6724-Tirkes, Temel
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Temel Tirkes, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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UH 0279
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Indianapolis, IN

Bio

I am an Associate Professor of Radiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology since 2001. I have been practicing academic radiology since I completed abdominal imaging fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in 2002. I was a member of abdominal imaging faculty at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for 6 years until I joined the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2008. My field of expertise is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen in the support of patient care for many clinical disciplines.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Urology
  • Education
    2002 FEL University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
    2001 RES University of Rochester Medical Center
    1993 MD Marmara University
  • Research

    My primary interest has been advanced MR imaging techniques of the pancreatic diseases, specifically exploring new imaging techniques of the chronic pancreatitis. I published the first paper about the T1 mapping of the chronic pancreatitis. T1 mapping opens a new era in abdominal MR imaging, since it provides quantitative data. Another significant contribution to the MR imaging of the chronic pancreatitis was demonstrating T1 signal of the pancreatic parenchyma to be a non-invasive technique to estimate the exocrine dysfunction of the pancreas. 

    I am currently a co-investigator at Indiana University for two studies receiving grant support from NIH/NIDDK as part of the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC) (UO1).  In this consortium, investigators from nine institutions propose to conduct well-powered studies of risk factors, environmental influences, and proof-of-concept studies to move the field forward, particularly those factors that increase the risk of diabetes and malignancy.  I am co-investigator for Prospective Evaluation of Chronic Pancreatitis for Epidemiologic and Translational Studies (The PROCEED STUDY) and Inter-observer Variability of CT and MRI/MRCP; a multi-institutional ancillary study for (CPDPC) (UO1). I was a co-investigator for two grants received from Siemens Medical Imaging Phillips Health Care. These research projects involve evaluation of the liver fibrosis in patients with cirrhosis, utilizing novel MR and ultrasound imaging techniques.  

     

  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Radiology (ACR)
    European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    Society of Abdominal Radiology
  • Board Certifications
    Radiology
  • Clinical Interests

    While my academic interests are mostly focused on advanced MR imaging of tha pancreatic diseases, my primary clinical interests have focused in advanced multi-modality MR imaging of the prostate.  

    As the director of Genitourinary Radiology, I am primarily responsible for multi-parametric MR imaging of the prostate, which has been doubling in volume over the past 5 years.  In collaboration with the Urology department, we became a site for offering MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound therapy device for prostate ablation in patients with localized prostate cancer.  This is a phase II FDA clinical trial including 10 institutions around the World.  

  • Awards
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine (IUPUI)
    Desc: 2014 Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR)
    Scope: University
    Date:
    Org: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    Desc: 2014 HONORED EDUCATOR
    Scope: International
    Date:
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine (IUPUI)
    Desc: 2015 Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR)
    Scope: University
    Date:
    Org: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    Desc: 2013 Honored Educator
    Scope: International
    Date:
    Org: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    Desc: CERTIFICATE of MERIT (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
    Scope: International
    Date:
    Org: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    Desc: MAGNA CUM LAUDE (2012)
    Scope: International
    Date:
    Org: Castle Connolly
    Desc: Top Doctors
    Scope: National
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