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Hungarian “chair” at Harvard October 20, 2007

Posted by tomography in MRI, Radiology.

230px-jolesz.jpgHungarian radiologist, Jólesz Ferenc M.D., 61, arrived in Harvard Medical School only a year ago, but a distinguished chair in radiology research has already been named after him. A “chair” in this case does not actually refer to the four-legged structure one sits on, but a title in education. It means that the Chair in Radiology Research bears his name from now on, just as it used to be named after the former head of chair B. Leonard Holman, head of Radiology at Boston’s Brigham Hospital. You may have a look at the award here! Jolesz is the author of several books and more than 300 scientific publications. His latest work is just out, and it is titled MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery or MRgFUS. He considers his research in intraoperative MRI, and MR guided focused ultrasound surgery to be the most groundbreaking. Intraoperative MRI is a light and portable device that can be used during operation to monitor what is happening inside the patient, and when not in use, it can be stowed away quickly. With MRgFUS it is possible to destroy cancerous cells without the need of an incision, therefore a myoma, for example, can be operated on during the day, and the patient can return home in the afternoon, and there is no need to perform hysterectomy!

Dr. Jólesz has just gone under renal transplantation, but he is in good health, and he will be visiting Hungary later this month. We, here at tomographyblog.com, would like to congratulate Dr. Jólesz on his achievements, and wish him many more years of fruitful research! We hope that the technology he has invented will come to be used in several places all over the globe.



1. Bertalan Meskó - October 20, 2007

So good to hear that! 🙂

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