Meet The Team

Our team consists of professionals from a wide spectrum of research fields including medicine, biology, radiochemistry, physics and medical technology. We operate efficiently by weekly communications on the research projects, the tasks on demand and new scientific questions.  The members of ScanoMed Translationoal Imaging Team regularly appear on scientific congresses of molecular imaging and nuclear medicine (e.g. EANM, SNM, WMIC) with oral and poster presentations. 


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

Dr. Garai graduated in Medicine at the Debrecen University (Hungary) and got her PhD in Theoretical Medicine from Debrecen University (Hungary) as well. In 1994 she got the Board Certification in Radiology and in 1999 the Nuclear Medicine Specialization. Dr. Garai is currently an  Associate Professor of the University of Debrecen, Hungary. She coordinates the patient care and research activity and actively takes part in everyday practice. She participates in evaluation of gamma camera and hybrid (PET/CT and SPECT/CT) nuclear medicine examinations and in designing isotope therapies. She is widely experienced in imaging techniques of clinical pharmacological research, including preclinical and clinical trials. She is the qualified tutor of the Medical and Health Science Centre at the University of Debrecen. She is a secretary general of Hevessy 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. University of Debrecen, Board Certification in Radiology (1994) and Nuclear Medicine (1999), Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, University of Debrecen


György Trencsényi Ph.D., M.Sc.
Head of Preclinical Laboratory

Dr. Trencsényi graduated with Master Debree 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. Trencsenyi finished the Preclinical Imaging in Small Laboratory Animals trining at the Eberhars-Karls University, in Tübingen, Germany in 2012. Furthermore, he finshed 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 research interest: 2014 Center for Psychiatric Research, Karolinska Institutet, 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 János Bolyai scholarship, 2015 and 2013 “Izinta” award for multidisciplinary research, 2015 Medi-Radiopharma award, 2014 Campus Hungary scholarship. Dr.Trencsényi published numerous articels in prestigious scientific journals, and has impact factors over 90 and more than 150 citations.

EDUCATION: Ph.D. Suma Cum Laude Clinical Medicine, Biologist, M.Sc. Researcher, Enviromental Ecologist, M.Sc., Certified Teacher of Biology, M.Sc.


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  works as a Medical Physicist at ScanoMed Ltd in Debrecen, being responsible for the management of QA & QC, secure metrology standards, image data analysis. Since 2016 he operates 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 quatification, especially on the validation of tumor texture analysis in FDG PET focusing for co-occurance based parameters.

EDUCATION: Physicist, M.Sc. University of Debrecen, 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).


Sandor Szabó Ph.D., M.Sc. 
Senior Research and Development Consultant 

Dr. Szabó graduated with Master Degree in physics at the University of Debrecen in 1992. He also graduated as Certified-High School Physics Teacher M.Sc. at the same institute in 1995. Dr. Szabó recived his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics and Materials Science Suma Cum Laude in 1998 at the Universitz of Debrecen. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in Operation and maintenance in 2007 at the University of Debrecen. Dr. Szabó was an Assistant Professor at University of Debrecen between 1996 and 2008. He worked as Head of Education Management of the Faculty of Engineering at the Debrecen University in 2008. Dr. Szabó operated as Head of Research Laboratory, at ISOTOPTECH Corp. as a Senior Research Fellow. Between 2013 and 2015 he was a Researcher at the University of Debrecen. Post-Doc. Investigation of Intelligent Materials, Acoustic Measurements. Dr. Szabó held an Associate Professor position at the University of Nyíregyháza between 2012 and 2016. He has scientific publications with more than 140 independent citations. Dr. Szabó was a Tempus Scholar at Van der Waals Zeeman Laboratory, Amsterdam between 1992 and 1993; he visitedthe Goethe University in Frankfurt in 1997, the Neutron Diffraction Centre in Berlin in 1996. He attended the JEMS01 Grenoble 2001 European Magnetic Symposia, the Nano 97 Stuttgart, 1997 and JA 97 Paris, 1997.

EDUCATION: Ph.D. Suma Cum Laude Physics, Physicist, M.Sc. Researcher, Mechanical Engineer, B.Sc. Specialization: Operation and Maintenance, Certified Teacher of Physics, M.Sc.


Áron K. Krizsán Ph.D., M.Sc. 
Translational Research Representative

Dr. Krizsán graduated from the University of Szeged in 2010 with Master Degree in Biophysics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Debrecen in 2016 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 

EDUCATION: Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, University of Debrecen, Biophysicist, M.Sc. University of Szeged


Dezső Szikra Ph.D., M.Sc.
Head of Radiochemistry

Dr. Szikra has been working Scanomed Ltd. since 2013, when the establishment of the translational laboratory started. He played a pivotal role in the design and set up of the facility. He is also the leader of the radiochemistry group at the Medical Imaging Clinic since 2015 october. Prior to this, he was responsible for the quality control of radiopharmaceuticals and chromatographic method deveopment. Dezső completed a masters degree in chemistry and a PhD at the University of Debrecen.

His research interests are  PET microfluidics, automatization and fast chromatography. 

EDUCATION: Ph.D., University of Debrecen, Chemist, M.Sc. University of Debrecen


Gábor Nagy, M.Sc.

Mr. Nagy has graduated with a master degree as chemist with radiochemistry specialization and now he is a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Clinical Sciences at Debrecen University. Gábor has been working at Scanomed Ltd. Debrecen as a radiochemist since 2014, and he took part in the set up of the Translational Research Laboratory. 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 the usage of radiopharmaceuticals labelled with 68Ga and 44Sc positron emitting generator produced isotopes.

EDUCATION: Ph.D. Candidate University of Debrecen, Chemistry, M.Sc. University of Debrecen