Section of Interventional Radiology

S E C T I O N S  O F  T H E  S O C I E T Y  O F  H U N G A R I A N  R A D I O L O G I S T S

This section is one of the youngest part of the Society of Hungarian Radiologists. It was founded in 2000.
Actual number of section members is not too large, altogether 145, since interventional radiology is a very special field of radiology. However, the development is most dynamic in this area. The executive committee has seven members. The actual president of the Section is Endre Nagy MD, PhD from University of Szeged and the secretary is Attila Doros, MD from Semmelweis University, Budapest. Main purpose of the section is to coordinate the different interventional radiology activity (education, scientific research, professional protocols etc.) in Hungary in close cooperation with the Hungarian Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society. Anyone with a valid membership of the Society of Hungarian Radiologists can be a member of the section. The most popular annual training event is organized by the section, known as the “Szeged Interventional Training Course” for radiologists and technicians. This course has been held in the month of February, in Szeged, eversince 1996. Szeged is a university town with unique atmosphere situated on the two banks of Tisza river. This course is an ideal place to learn and relax for the participants. Moreover, the section actively participates in different scientific and educatinonal meetings: 2001. May and 2003. May “Lélek Imre Ultrasound Conference”, Hévíz, with a round table section on “Complex diagnosis and therapy of infrainguinal obliterative arterial disease”. 2001. October, in cooperation with the 2
nd Congress of the Hungarian Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society, Gyôr. 2001. November, Interdisciplinary Forum on “Interventional Radiology”, Budapest. 2002. October, Round table on “Diagnosis and therapy of abdominal and pelvis tumors”, Szombathely, in cooperation with Scientific Council of County Hospital of Szombathely. 2003. February, “Complex Hepatology”, Bükfürdô. 2003. April, Interdisciplinary Forum on “Complex therapy of liver tumors”, Budapest. 2003. September, Forum of the Youth Committee of Hungarian Radiologists, Debrecen. 2004. June, 22nd Congress of the Society of Hungarian Radiologists, Interventional Radiological panel, Balatonfüred. 2004. October, Sopron’s Ultrasound Days, Interdisciplinary panel on “Interventional Radiology in liver diseases”. Several members of the section were coauthors of the newest official Hungarian- language book of Radiology for students. This book was published in October of 2004. Several members participate regurarly and actively in different international congresses (ECR, CIRSE, EUROSON etc.) and courses (PCR, Prague Workshop on Interventional Radiology etc.). We hope that this really young, but dynamically developing, section will be a very useful, successful and valuable part of the Society of Hungarian Radiologists. And, the activity of the section can help to join forces with European interventional radiology.

dr. Endre Nagy

Endre Nagy, president of the Interventional Section
Dr. Endre Nagy PhD, University of Szeged, Faculty of General Medicine, Department of Radiology, Szeged