George C. Kagadis, PhD, FAAPM, 3dmi group leader
George C. Kagadis, PhD, is Professor of Medical Physics & Medical Informatics at University of Patras, Greece. He received his Diploma in Physics from the University of Athens, Greece in 1996 and both his MSc and PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Patras, Greece in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He is a Greek State Scholarship Foundation grantee, a Fulbright Research Scholar, and a Fellow AAPM member. From January 8, 2014 to July 14, 2015 he has been a visiting Assistant Professor to UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he currently holds an Adjunct Professor appointment. He has authored approximately 130 journal papers and presented over 70 talks. He has been involved in European and national projects, including e-health. His current research interests focus on dosimetry, Monte Carlo simulations, medical image processing and analysis, studies in molecular imaging, IHE as well as CAD applications. Currently, he is a Deputy Editor to Medical Physics, and Associate Editor to Physica Medica and IEEE transactions on radiation and plasma medical sciences. He was previously the AAPM Website editor, chair of the AAPM Website editorial board, chair of the European Affairs Subcommittee, chair of the Electronic Media Coordinating Committee, member of the AAPM Molecular Imaging in Radiation Oncology Work Group, Equipment Donation Subcommittee, History, International Affairs, International Scientific Exchange Subcommittee, Newsletter Editorial Board, Online Learning Services Subcommittee, Placement Service Subcommittee, Advertising Revenue and Policy, and Work Group on Information Technology.
Stavros Tsantis, PhD
Stavros Tsantis was born in Athens, Greece in 1973. He received his Diploma in Biomedical Engineering from Technological Educational Institute of Athens in 1998, his MSc in Biomedical Instrumentation Engineering, from University of Dundee in 1999, his PhD in Medical Physics in the department of Medical Physics University of Patras, and his MSc in Health Management from National School of Public Health in 2014. He is reviewer in many scientific journals, he has published 25 Peer-reviewed papers and more than 80 proceedings in international scientific conferences. He has participated in 3 Greek funded research projects and has served as adjunct lecturer for more than 10 years in Universities of West Attica, Patras and Athens. He is the author of 2 books regarding physics and instrumentation of Ultrasound. He held for 15 years active position as Biomedical Engineer at General Hospital of Eleysina ‘Thriassio’ and at 2nd Health District of Piraeus and Aegean. His current position is Deputy Director in General Hospital Paidon ‘P & A Kyriakou’ Athens, Greece.
Panagiotis Papadimitroulas, PhD
Panagiotis Papadimitroulas received his Diploma in Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences from the National Technical University of Athens in 2009 and his Master degree in Medical Physics from the University of Patras in 2011. He holds a PhD on the “Evaluation of diagnostic, therapeutic and dosimetric applications in nuclear medicine, with the development of computational models and the use of Monte Carlo simulations” from the University of Patras (2015). He is the co-founder and the Project Director of BIOEMTECH (www.bioemtech.com) since 2013. Panagiotis has participated in several projects with his main expertise on the evaluation and the optimization of clinical and preclinical dosimetry protocols. He has additional expertise on Monte Carlo simulations, image processing tools and advance computational models. He authored 2 chapter books related to internal dosimetry and computational tools, 18 publications in peer-review journals and more than 50 announcements in international/national conferences. Currently in BIOEMTECH he is the Project Director running several national and international projects. In 2020 he was granted with the IKY Postdoc-Research Scholarship, as a Postdoc Researcher in University of Patras. Since 2017, he is an official member of the OpenGATE collaboration (www.opengatecollaboration.org).
Ilias Gatos, PhD
Ilias Gatos is a Post-Doctoral researcher of Medical Physics and Medical Informatics at University of Patras. He received his Diploma (BSc) in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2008, his MSc in Informatics from the University of Piraeus, Greece, and his PhD in Medical Physics/Medical Informatics focused on developing medical image processing and analysis algorithms for the diagnosis of liver diseases from the University of Patras, Greece. He is currently working as a Software Engineer at STA.SY. S.A. (Urban Railtransport S.A.) in the Informatics Department. Also, he takes part to Diagnostic Echotomography S.A. research activities. He has authored 6 journal papers, 2 conference papers and more than 30 announcements in international conferences. His research interests focus on medical image processing and analysis and computer aided diagnosis (CADs) systems in general.
Konstantinos Chatzipapas, PhD
Konstantinos Chatzipapas is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Patras. He received his Diploma in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2014 and his MSc and PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Patras, Greece in 2016, and 2021 respectively. He is a Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) grantee for his PhD Research. His main research interest is Monte Carlo simulations (MCS) for Radiation Biology in cellular, sub-cellular and DNA levels, taking into account both mechanical and chemical interactions of Ionizing Radiation with biological matter, using Geant4-DNA. He has been collaborating with international collaborators in European Funded Research Projects, since 2016, to provide his expertise in MCS for Dosimetry and Medical Imaging as well as in 3D image reconstruction, analysis and processing, using Geant4, GATE and CASToR. His collaborations include the UTHSC, INSERM, UBO, CNRS, LIBRA, BIOEMTECH, DEMOKRITOS, UNIWA and others. His skills include programming in C++, Python, ROOT and MATLAB, as well as designing prototype geometries in CAD software like 3D-Slicer and Solidworks. Finally, he has been involved in several schools, as a tutor, for GATE MCS toolkit and has been a research assistant in several BSc and MSc theses. (ORCID: 0000-0003-4006-9304)
Former Lab members
Dimitrios Plachouris, PhD
Dimitrios Plachouris was born in 1987 in Athens. He is a PhD candidate in the field of Medical Physics with specialization in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging at the University of Patras. He recieved his BSc diploma in Physics from the University of Patras in 2014 and his MSc Diploma in Medical Physics from the University of Patras in 2017. He completed his traineeship as a Radiophysicist at the General University Hospital of Patras and holds his professional license as a Medical Radiation Physicist in non Ionizing Radiation Area since 2018. He is a Greek State Scholarship Foundation grantee and has participated in European student programs. From 2015 he has been a teaching assistant in the University of Patras in the Department of Medicine in the laboratories of Medical Physics and Medical Informatics. His current research interests focus on Monte Carlo simulations, machine learning algorithms as well as medical image processing and analysis.
Costas Papadopoulos, PhD
Costas Papadopoulos is a PhD candidate of Medical Physics at the University of Patras. He acquired his Diploma in Physics in 2014, and his MSc in Medical Physics in 2016 from the University of Patras. From November, 2016 to November, 2017 he worked as a Medical Physics Trainee at the University General Hospital of Patras, and St. Andrew General Hospital of Patras. He became a certified Medical Physicist on January, 2019. His current research focuses on Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia.
Theodora Kostou, PhD
Kostou Theodora is a Medical Physicist for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. She graduated from Department of Physics of University of Patras, Greece in 2012 and she received both her MSc and PhD in Medical Physics from the Department of Medicine of the University of Patras, Greece in 2014 and 2019, respectively. As part of her Master Thesis, she attended the Laboratoire de traitement de l’information médicale, LaTIM, Brest, France under the Erasmus framework for 6 months and under Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs from Cost Action). As a PhD student, she received the Greek Scholarship Program for Postgraduate Studies in Secondary Studies, 2014-2020, by the State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ). She has been a research assistant for 2 bachelor theses and 8 master theses and she has been working as assisted academic staff for undergraduate laboratories of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Patras from 2013-2018. She also has been an Early Stage Researcher in 2 funded projects in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of University of West Attica, Greece. From July 2015 to May 2019, she has been working as a Researcher in BIOEMTECH Company, Athens, Greece, focused on the design and use of Monte Carlo simulations through GATE package and computational models. She has participated in 3 Horizon projects, 1 FP7, 2 COST actions and 2 national Projects. She has 8 journal publications, 19 presentations in international and national conferences and she has served as reviewer in the journal Medical Physics.
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