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 in Molecular biology at the University of Debrecen (Hungary) and got his PhD in Clinical Medicine from Debrecen University (Hungary) as well. Dr. Trencsényi is currently an Associate Professor of the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He coordinates the preclinical imaging research and he is the head of the animal house facility. Dr. Trencsényi is widely experienced in preclinical imaging techniques (PET, SPECT, CT, MRI) and in the field of animal models. He is a member and supervisor of the Clinical Medicine Doctoral School at the University of Debrecen and the member of the Hevesy György Hungarian Nuclear Medicine Society and European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM)

Research field of interest: Preclinical imaging, experimental oncology and animal models, image analysis
Education: Molecular Biology MSc.: University of Debrecen (2004); Ph.D.: Clinical Medicine, University of Debrecen (2010), Habilitation: Health sciences, University of Debrecen (2018)

 

 

 

 

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 at Scanomed Ltd. Debrecen since 2013, when the establishment of the Translational Imaging Center 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 since 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 

 

 

 

 

Ferenc Nagy Ph.D.
Medical Physicist

 

Dr. Nagy graduated from the University of Debrecen in 2009 with Master Degree in physics. From 2009 he was a research assistant at Electronic Department of Institute for Nuclear Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in the field of Silicon Photomultipier based nuclear detector developement. Between 2012 and 2015, in the frame of Marie Curie Inital Training Network, he was a member of IMS Research & Developement group at STMicroelectronics, Catania, Italy involved in Silicon Photomultilier sensor developement. In 2017 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Debrecen in Nuclear Physics. Dr. Nagy has been working as a Medical Physicist at ScanoMed Ltd. Debrecen since 2017.

Research field of interest: data processing, data integration, data mining
Education: Physicist M.Sc.: University of Debrecen (2009); Physicist Ph.D.: University of Debrecen (2017)

 

 

 

Gábor Nagy, M.Sc.
Chemist

 

 

Mr. Nagy graduated in 2014 with a master degree as chemist with radiochemistry specialization in the University of Debrecen. Now he is a Ph.D. candidate at the Doctoral School of Clinical Sciences at the 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 radiochemistry and Translational Imaging Center. He is responsible for the chelator optimization of labelling reactions, the production and quality check of the radiotracers. He is also member of the Hungarian Association of Nuclear Medicine and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine.

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. Student: Clinical Sciences, University of Debrecen (2015-2018); Ph.D. Candidate: Clinical SciencesUniversity of Debrecen (2018-today)

 

 

 

Adrienn Vágner, Ph.D.
Chemist

 

 

Dr. Vágner graduated in Chemistry at the University of Debrecen with analytical chemistry specialization in 2013. She received her Ph.D. at the Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry in 2017. Her research project was the examination of physico-chemical behavior of Ga- and Gd- complexes. Dr. Vágner had a short term research project at the Technical University of München, where she got a deeper insight into the field of radiochemistry. She has been working at Scanomed Ltd. as chemist since 2017 where she is responsible for labelling reactions and the whole process of radiotracer production. Adrienn’s main research is the investigation of metal complexes used in medical diagnosis and therapy.

Research field of interest: radiometal radiochemistry, coordination chemistry, radiometal purification with solid phase extraction
Education: Chemistry, M.Sc.: University of Debrecen (2013); Ph.D.: Analytical Chemistry, University of Debrecen (2017)

 

 

 

Attila Oszlánszki, B.Sc.
Technologist, study coordinator, application specialist

 

 

 

Mr. Oszlánszki graduated from the University of Debrecen in 2012 as Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging Analytical. He performed a dedicated preclinical training in 2016 and got certification as „Animal experiment theory and practice”. Attila works at Scanomed Ltd. since 2012. He is also study coordinator for several clinical trials, technologist and application specialist for Mediso imaging equipments. He participated in several education program in the University of Debrecen and national association of Nuclear Medicine. He is member of the Hungarian Association of Nuclear Medicine, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine and the Hungarian Chamber of Healthcare Professionals.

Research field of interest: New technics in medical imaging, protocols optimization, post-processing
Education:
Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging Analytical B.Sc.: University of Debrecen (2012)

 

 

 

Ágnes, Szideyné Endrédi
Financial and contracts associate

 

 

Mrs. Szidey got a college degree as economist on faculty of foreign trade, at the Budapest Business School. From 2001 to 2015 she worked at the managing authority of Phare pre-accession programme, then EU Structural Funds. She evaluated, coordinated and controlled many projects, also prepared grant contracts and its modifications, controlled procurements, budget and requests for payment. She got a certification in public procurement, and she controlled the beneficiaries’ public procurement procedures according to the Hungarian act on public procurement and the regulations of the grant contracts. Then she dealt with public procurements on the contracting authority’s side. Now she controls, prepares and coordinates contracts and procurements of the Scanomed Ltd., coordinates the ethical permissions, supervises the stocks of the Translational Centre, deals with the Company’s calls for proposals and projects.

Research field of interest: calls for proposals, funded projects, procurements, economic tasks, documentation, contracts
Education: Faculty of International Management and Business: Specialization of European Union, Budapest Business School (2001); Public Procurement Consultant (2006)