Meet the Team

 

 

 

Ildiko Garai M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director

 

 

Dr. Garai graduated in Medicine and got her PhD in Theoretical Medicine at the University of Debrecen. She got the Board Certification in Radiology in 1994 and five years later the Nuclear Medicine Specialization. Dr. Garai is currently the Medical Director at Scanomed Ltd. and an Associate Professor of the University of Debrecen. She coordinates the patient care, research and actively takes part in everyday practice and has been the Head of the Translational Imaging Center since 2018. She participates in evaluation of gamma camera and hybrid (PET/CT and SPECT/CT) nuclear medicine examinations. She is the qualified tutor of the Medical and Health Science Centre at the University of Debrecen. She is a secretary general of Hevesy György Hungarian Nuclear Medicine Society and the member of Nuclear Medicine professional council.

Research field of interest: Preclinical and clinical pharmacological research, oncology, quantification in nuclear medicine
Education: M.D.: Board Certification in Radiology (1994) and Nuclear Medicine (1999), University of Debrecen; Ph.D.: Biomedical Sciences, University of Debrecen

 

 

 

György Trencsényi Ph.D.
Head of Preclinical Laboratory

 

 

Dr. Trencsényi graduated with Master Degree in Biology at the University of Debrecen in 2006. In 2010 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Debrecen in Clinical Medicine. Dr. Trencsényi finished the “Preclinical Imaging in Small Laboratory Animals” training at the Eberhard-Karls University, in Tübingen, Germany in 2012. Furthermore, he finished the “Laboratory animal science and experimental design C-level” course at the Szent István University Faculty of Veterinary Science, Budapest and University of Debrecen. Dr. Trencsényi had several research visits at laboratories of his science interest: 2014 Center for Psychiatric Research, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; 2013 Misaki Marine Biological Station, University of Tokyo, Japan; 2012 Department of Preclinical Imaging and Radiopharmacy, University of Tübingen, Germany; 2010 Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Finland. He received several awards and scholarships: 2015 – 2017 Bólyai János scholarship, 2015 and 2013 “Izinta” award for multidisciplinary research, 2015 Medi-Radiopharma award and 2014 Campus Hungary scholarship. Dr. Trencsényi has been publishing numerous articles in prestigious scientific journals, and has impact factors over 90 and more than 150 citations.

 

Education:  Biologist M.Sc.: University of Debrecen; Environmental Ecologist M.Sc.: University of Debrecen; Certified Teacher of Biology M.Sc.: University of Debrecen; Ph.D. Clinical Medicine, University of Debrecen

 

 

Dezső Szikra Ph.D.
Head of Radiochemistry

 

 

Dr. Szikra graduated with Master Degree in Chemistry at the University of Debrecen in 2006. He received his Ph.D. at the Department of Physical Chemistry at University of Debrecen in 2011. He is working at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine since 2009, first as QC later as the head of radiochemistry and research fellow. Dr. Szikra has been working Scanomed Ltd. Debrecen since 2013, when the establishment of the translational laboratory started where he played a pivotal role in the design and set up of the facility. He has been the head of radiochemistry at Scanomed Translational Imaging Center from 2014.

 

 

 

Research field of interest: New PET radionuclide production, mikrofluid and capillary systems, automatization and fast chromatography
Education: Chemist, M.Sc.: University of Debrecen (2006); Ph.D.: Physical Chemistry, University of Debrecen (2011) 

 

 

Attila Forgács M.Sc.
Chief Medical Physicist

 

 

Mr. Forgács received his Master Degree in Physics at the University of Debrecen in 2009. He was working in the field of cell cytometry, especially focusing on the pattern characterization of antibody labelled membrane proteins by fluorescence resonance energy transfer, using flow cytometry and confocal microscope. Mr. Forgács has been working as a Medical Physicist at ScanoMed Ltd. Debrecen since 2012, being responsible for the management of QA & QC, secure metrology standards, image data analysis. Since 2016 he has been operating as Chief Medical Physicist, leading the ScanoMed physics task group. Mr. Forgács is currently working on his Ph.D. thesis in the field of PET image quantification, especially on the validation of tumor texture analysis in FDG PET focusing for co-occurrence based parameters.

 

Research field of interest: Answering metodological questions related to radiomics, biological task based phantom design and data evaluation,  biostatistics
Education: Physicist M.Sc.: University of Debrecen (2009); Ph.D. student: Biophysics and Cell Biology Department, University of Debrecen (2009-2012); Ph.D. Candidate: Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University of Debrecen (2012-today)

 

Áron K. Krizsán Ph.D.
Medical Physicist, Translational Research Representative

Dr. Krizsán graduated from the University of Szeged in 2010 with Master Degree in Biophysics. In 2016 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Debrecen in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Krizsan spent his HAESF Professional Internship at the University of California at Los Angeles in 2010-2011, where he studied Positron Emission Tomography Physics. He participated in several teaching activities through the European School of Nuclear Medicine (CEE courses in Macedonia and Slovakia) as a lecturer, and also fullfilled short term research projects abroad (Leipzig Germany, Los Angeles USA). Dr. Krizsan has major research experience in the field of PET acquisition optimizations and new detector applications for PET/MRI.

Research Experience:
2013– Secretary of the a European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Physics Committee
2012, 2013, 2015 Short term visiting research at UCLA Ahmanson Translational Imaging Division, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
2014 Short term visiting research at PET-MRT Klinik und Poliklinik für Nuklearmedizin, Medizinische Fakultat, Universitat Leipzig
2012 – 2016. PhD candidate, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical Center, University of Debrecen
2010-2011 Visiting Student Researcher, UCLA Ahmanson Biological Imaging Center, University of California at Los Angeles, USA 

 

 

Gábor Nagy, M.Sc.
Radiochemist

 

 

Mr. Nagy graduated in 2014 with a master degree as chemist with radiochemistry specialization in the University of Debrecen and now he is a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Clinical Sciences at University of Debrecen. Gábor has been working at Scanomed Ltd. as a radiochemist since 2014, and he took part in the set up of the Translational Imaging Center. He is responsible for the chelator optimization of labelling reactions and the quality control of the radiopharmaceuticals. Gábor’s main research is to map the connection between hypoxic and neoangiogenic effects of tumors generating metastasis with positron emitter radioisotopes.


Research field of interest: 44Sc and 68Ga radiochemistry, generator based radionuclide production, hypoxic and angiogenic effects in emergence of metastasizes
Education: Chemistry, M.Sc. Radiochemistry specialization, University of Debrecen (2014); Ph.D. Candidate University of Debrecen (2015-today)