Technological Educational Institute of Athens

Faculty of Technological Applications

Department of
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
(former MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS TECHNOLOGY)

 
 

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International research projects (active)

IKY RESEARCH PROGRAMS "Post Doctoral Scholarships"

1. "Experimental development and evaluation of portable gamma-spectroscopy detectors"

Project Leader: Ioannis Kandarakis, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI Athens
IKY code: 12664. Duration: 2017 - 2019 (24 months).
PostDoc Researcher: Dr. Stratos David

2. "Development of a Theragnostics device for in-vivo monitoring of drug release during magnnetic induced hyperthermia"

Project Leader: George Loudos, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI Athens
IKY code: 14480. Duration: 2017 - 2019 (24 months).
PostDoc Researcher: Dr. Maria Georgiou

EXCELLENCE RESEARCH PROJECTS IKY/SIEMENS

"Development and optimization of protocols for the in vivo study of nanoparticles using the combination of molecular and anatomical multimodal PET/SPECT/CT imaging"

Coordinator: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
IKY code: 3256. Duration: 2016 - 2017 (21 months). Budget 50.000 euros.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME OF EXCELLENCE IKY/SIEMENS FOR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH IN GREECE 2016-17

"Development of a hybrid imaging system of isotopes of different energies to assist in personalized diagnosis and treatment"

Project Leader: George Loudos, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI Athens
IKY contract number: 2017-017-0173-11206.
PostDoc Researcher: Dr. Lefteris Fysikopoulos.

INTERNAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR RESEARCHERS - TEI OF ATHENS 2015

Implementation of Monte Carlo Techniques to Investigate the Application of Nano-High-Density Granules in Medical Imaging Systems

Scientific Coordinator: Assistant Professor Panagiotis Liaparinos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI Athens
Budget: 5.000 euros

Computational Models for Simulation of Microscopic Images

Scientific Coordinator: Assistant Professor Dimitris Glotsos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI Athens
Budget: 5.000 euros

Organization and Quality Assurance Study of the Audiometry Laboratory

Scientific Coordinator: Associate Professor Ioannis Valais, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI Athens
Duration: 1/4/2014 - 31/3/2015
Budget: 4.000 euros

Development of complex materials (modified with quantum dots polymers) for applications in Medical Imaging

Scientific Coordinator: Associate Professor Ioannis Valais, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI Athens
Duration: 1/10/2015 - 30/9/2016
Budget: 5.000 euros

COST

Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Magnetic Hyperthermia and Indirect Radiation Therapy (RADIOMAG)

Participant from TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece
Duration: 2014 - 2018 (48 months)
Funding: ~400.000 euros

Fast advanced Scintillator Timing (FAST)

Participant from TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece
Duration: 2014 - 2018 (48 months)
Funding: ~400.000 euros

FP7

FP7-PEOPLE -ITN-2012 (Marie Curie Actions-Networks for initial training):
LUMINET project (European network for luminescent materials)

Project ID: 316906
Associate Partner Ares(2016)2853331

FP7-HEALTH.2013.2.2.1-2:
An optimised trimodality (PET/MR/EEG) imaging tool for schizophrenia: TRIMAGE

Coordinator: University of Pisa, (IT)
Participant Organization: TEI of Athens, Greece (Contact Person: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering)
Duration: 2013 - 2017 (48 months)
Funding: 6.000.000 Euros (285.120 Euros for TEI of Athens)

Basic and post-doctoral research program "K. Karatheodori 2013"

Development of a methodology for the diagnosis of breast cancer by combining X-ray Dual Energy Techniques and Digital Tomosynthesis

Scientific Coordinator: Georgios Nikiforidis, Professor of Medical Physics - Medical Informatics, University of Patras
Scientific Coordinator for TEI of Athens: Associate Professor George Fountos

Doctoral candidates:

  1. Koukou V.
  2. Martini N.

Objectives of the program:

  1. Developing a Dual Energy-Digital Tomosynthesis Method to Highlight Medical Useful Information that will improve the sensitivity and specificity of Breast Cancer Diagnosis.
  2. Development of a method of measuring breast content, such as the Glandular / Adipose tissue and Ca/P ratio of cancerous calcifications.

International research projects (completed)

Bilateral Collaboration between Greece & Israel 2013-2015 (NSRF 2007-2013)

NSRF
Operational programme: Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship

"MARK1 - A Decision Support System for the Early Detection of Malig-nant Melanoma"

Coordinator: Professor Dionisis Cavouras, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
GSRT code: ISR3233. Duration: 2014 - 2015 (15 months). Budget 414.000 euros.

Bilateral Collaboration between Greece & China 2012-2014 (NSRF 2007-2013)

NSRF
Operational programme: Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship

"Multi-Channel Microwave Radiometry for Internal Body Temperature Measurements [MMRIBTM]"

Coordinator: Professor Dionisis Cavouras, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
GSRT code: 12CHN181. Duration: 2013 - 2015 (27 months). Budget 441.000 euros.

EXCELLENCE II (NSRF 2007-2013)

NSRF
Operational programme: Education and Lifelong Learning

Development of hybrid molecular imaging systems for Theragnostic applications - HYPERGNOSTIC

Coordinator: G. Loudos, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Proposal Number 4309. Duration: 2014 - 2015 (18 months). Budget 270.000 euros.

EXCELLENCE (NSRF 2007-2013)

NSRF
Operational programme: Education and Lifelong Learning

Medical Image Science through Luminescence - MISCIRLU

Coordinator: I. Kandarakis, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Proposal Number 1476. Duration: 2012 - 2015 (36 months). Budget 308.000 euros.

ARCHIMEDES III (NSRF 2007-2013)

NSRF
Operational programme: Education and Lifelong Learning


Innovative computer-aided decision making system, combining mammographic, histological and cytological image data, for improving breast cancer clinical management - CADMAMMO

Coordinator: Professor Dionissios Cavouras, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Category: 3. Biological and Medical sciences. Proposal no: 34

Evaluation of nanophosphors for medical imaging applications: monte carlo simulation and experimental evaluation of a nanophosphor-cmos prototype - NANOCARLO

Coordinator: Professor Ioannis Kandarakis, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Category: 5. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry. Proposal no: 22

Study of Heat Shock Protein 90 (HSP90) in Cancer Stem Cells, with the use of Monoclonal Antibody MAB 4C5 - HeatStemAb

Coordinator: Professor Evangelia Patsavoudi, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Category: 3. Biological and Medical sciences. Proposal no: 363

Development of hardware and software ensuring the continuity of medical care among hospitals, primary healthcare institutions and home care, within the greek national health system (NHS) - CoMeC

Coordinator: Professor Vassilios Spyropoulos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Category: 6. Engineering, Informatics and Telecommunication sciences. Proposal no: 12

Development of a classification system for electroencephalographic Evoked Potentials related to the observation of correct or incorrect actions - EPOCA

Coordinator: Professor Errikos Ventouras, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Category: 11. Technology. Proposal no: 222

Automated three-dimentional techniques for treatment monitoring in oncology - ATMO

Coordinator: Associate Professor Maria Kallergi, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Category: 3. Biological and Medical sciences. Proposal no: 43

Novel applications of x-ray dual energy for early diagnosis in osteoporosis, mammography and angiography - XDUALGNOSIS

Coordinator: Assistant Professor George Fountos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Category: 3. Biological and Medical sciences. Proposal no: 15

Optimization of clinical protocols for personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment, using advanced anthropomorfic phantoms - PersonDose

Coordinator: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Category: 3. Biological and Medical sciences. Proposal no: 26

Protein mass spectrometry analysis for prostate cancer biomarkers identification - PROSPECTRA

Coordinator: Lecturer Ioannis Kalatzis, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens
Category: 3. Biological and Medical sciences. Proposal no: 38

Laser induced fluorescence diagnostic technique of skin cancer and dosimetry of photodynamic therapy - FluDiaPhoSkin Therapy

Coordinator: Professor Ioannis Sianoudis, Department of Physics, Chemistry & Material Technology
Category: 3. Biological and Medical sciences. Proposal no: 39
Participant from the Department of Biomedical Engineering: Lecturer Ioannis Kalatzis

Experimental evaluation of new co-doped scintillator materials for use in combined tomographic imaging systems - SCODO

Coordinatos: Professor Konstantinos Kourkoutas, Department of Physics, Chemistry & Material Technology
Category: 3. Biological and Medical sciences. Proposal no: 30
Participants from the Department of Biomedical Engineering: Professor Ioannis Kandarakis, Assistant Professor Georgios Fountos, Assistant Professor Ioannis Valais, Assistant Professor Georgios Loudos, Lecturer Nectarios Kalivas, Postdoctoral Researcher Stratos David, and Postdoctoral Researcher Christos Michail

FP7

Marie Curie PEOPLE-2011-IAPP:
Development and evaluation of a non invasive quantitative imaging technique for assessment of nanoparticle drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier. Applications for brain cancer therapeutics - OncoNanoBBB

Coordinator: Pharmidex Pharmaceutical Services Limited (UK)
Participant Organization: TEI of Athens, Greece (Contact Person: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering)
Duration: 2011 - 2015 (48 months)
Funding: 215.000 euros
Funding: 849.958 euros (286.749 euros for TEI Athens)

COST

Bimodal PET-MRI molecular imaging technologies and applications for in vivo monitoring of disease and biological processes

Coordinator: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece
Duration: 2011 - 2015 (48 months)
Funding: ~400.000 euros
Funding: 516.000 euros (77.400 euros for TEI Athens)

Theragnostics Imaging and Therapy: An Action to Develop Novel Nanosized Systems for Imaging-Guided Drug Delivery

Participant from TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece
Duration: 2011 - 2015 (48 months)
Funding: ~400.000 euros

Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis Network

Participant from TEI of Athens: Application Professor Dimitrios Glotsos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece
Duration: 2011 - 2015 (48 months)
Funding: ~400.000 euros

HPC-Europa2

Transnational Access programme

Participant from TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 weeks
Funding: 2.500 euros for the residence of one researcher in Barcelona Supercomputing Centre

EUREKA EUROSTAR 2011-2013

"CEIROS - Cutting Edge Interventional Radiooncology Optimization Software"

Coordinator for TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece
Participants:

  1. Pi-Medical Ltd (EL)
  2. MedCom GmbH (DE)
  3. Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece

Duration: 23 months
Budget: 740.600 euros (12.300 euros for TEI Athens)

Digital Convergence 2012-2014

"Virtual Laboratory of Biomedical Technology Medical Systems"

Coordinator for TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece
Duration: 24 ?????
Budget: 395.000 euros (51.000 euros for TEI Athens)

HERACLITUS II (EPEAEK II)

Development and evaluation of a prototype PET imaging system compatible with strong magnetic fields

Scientific Coordinator: Professor Georgios Panagiotakis, Department of Medicine, University of Patras
Participants:

  1. Medical School, University of Patras
  2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
  3. Institute of Radioisotopes and Radiodiagnostic Products NCSR Demokritos

Scientific Responsible for TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor George Loudos
Duration: 36 months
Budget: 45.000 euros

Methods of molecular imaging with labeled nanoparticles to quantify the spatio-temporal distribution of angiogenesis in cancerous tumors

Scientific Coordinator: Assistant Professor George Kagadis, Department of Medicine, University of Patras
Participants:

  1. Medical School, University of Patras
  2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
  3. Institute of Radioisotopes and Radiodiagnostic Products NCSR Demokritos

Scientific Responsible for TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor George Loudos
Duration: 36 months
Budget: 45.000 euros

Scholarship Program "K. Karatheodori" (University Of Patras)

Spatial distribution of angiogenesis of the tail-tail tissue angiogenesis in an experimental model of diabetic micangiopathy using molecular imaging methodologies

Scientific Coordinator: Assistant Professor George Kagadis, Department of Medicine, University of Patras
Scientific Coordinator for TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor Georgios Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece
Duration: 36 months
Budget: 33.000 euros

Operational Program Competitiveness & Entrepreneurship 2007-2013 (EPAN II) (GSRT)

MEDI-TECH-NEWS (2008)
Modern Reality and Future Prospects of Medical Technology: Positive Effects and Possibilities for Greek Society, the Academic Community and Industry

Participants: Department of Medical Instruments Technology, TEI of Athens.
Scientific Coordinator for TEI of Athens: Assistant Professor Georgios Loudos
Duration: 9 months
Budget: 20.670 euros

FP7


Integration of novel NANOparticle based technology for THERapeutics and diagnosis of different types of cancer - NANOTHER

Coordinator: Fundacion Gaiker (Spain)
Participant Organization: TEI of Athens, Greece (Contact Person: Assistant Professor George Loudos, Department of Biomedical Engineering)
Duration: 2008 - 2012 (48 months)
Funding: 480.000 euros

GREECE-FRANCE 2009-2011

Development of realistic computational models for the optimization of diagnostic and therapeutic protocols

Coordinator: Assistant Professor George Kagadis, University of Patras, Greece
Participant Organizations:

  1. Department of Medicine, University of Patras, Greece
  2. INSERM U650 (LaTIM)
  3. Department of Biomedical Engineering, TEI of Athens, Greece

Duration: 24 months
Funding: 20.000 euros

Reform Of Undergraduate Curricula (EPEAEK II)

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Operational Program "Education & Initial Vocational Training II"

Project: TEI of Athens

MIS 75448 / Scientific coordinator of the project: Dr. D. Triantis, Professor

Subproject: Medical Instruments Technology

Scientific coordinator of the sub-project: Dr. E. Ventouras, Professor
Duration: 1.5.2003 - 31.12.2006
Budget: 210.300 ???? (of which 163,655 euros in the Department of Medical Instruments Technology)

ARCHIMEDES

An Evoked Potentials And Intracranial Currents Pattern Recognition System Development Employing Support Vector Machines (SVM) And Probabilistic Neural Networks (PNN)

Coordinator: Prof. E. Ventouras
Duration: 1.2.2004 - 31.8.2006
Budget: 50.052 euros

Computer System For Automated Diagnosis Of Thyroid Cancer

Coordinator: Prof. D. Cavouras
Duration: 1.2.2004 - 31.8.2006
Budget: 55.723 euros

Study Of Phosphor Scintillators For Application In Radiation Detectors Of Medical Imaging Modalities

Coordinator: Prof. I. Kandarakis
Duration: 1.2.2004 - 31.8.2006
Budget: 54.113 euros

Study Of A New Protein, 4C5 Antigene, In Primary And Metastatic Brain Tumors

Coordinator: Prof. E. Patsavoudi
Duration: 1.2.2004 - 31.8.2006
Budget: 50.129 euros

Software Development For The Preparation Of The Domestic Import Procedure Of A Hellenic Diagnoses Related Groups (H-DRGs) System

Coordinator: Prof. V. Spyropoulos
Duration: 1.2.2004 - 31.8.2006
Budget: 49.324 euros

Experimental Investigation And Simulation Of Radiation Detector Materials Used In Medical Applications Employing Monte Carlo Techniques

Coordinator: Prof. K. kourkoutas
Participants from the Department of Biomedical Engineering: Prof. I. Kandarakis, and P. Liaparinos, S. David, Ch. Michail, researchers
Duration: 1.1.2005 - 31.12.2006

Film Development For High Resolution Optical Imaging Applications In Near Infrared

Coordinator: Prof. Koudoumas
Participants from the Department of Biomedical Engineering: Prof. I. Kandarakis, and S. David, researcher
Duration: 1.2.2004 - 31.8.2006

Research Program "THALIS"

Multidisciplinary study of Air Quality with emphasis Indoors (Acronym: IndrAQ)

Scientific Coordinator: Professor Dr. Athanasios Zissos, Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Technology, TEI of Piraeus
Duration: 1/9/2011 - 30/9/2015

EPEAEK II "THALIS" TEI of Athens

A new method development for the measurement of the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) in Nuclear Medicine and radiography units

Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Georgia Oikonomou, Department of Radiology, TEI of Athens
Researchers: S. David, C. Michail
Duration: 1/1/2009 - 31/12/2010

IKY Scholarship Programs For Postdoctoral Research

Application of Monte Carlo methods for the study of fluorescent-based imaging systems of a new structure with a dense granularity and dimensions up to the nanoparticle size

In charge: Professor Ioannis Kandarakis, Department of Medical Instruments Technology, TEI of Athens
Postdoctoral researcher: Dr. Panagiotis Liaparinos, Department of Medical Instruments Technology, TEI of Athens
Duration: 1.2.2011 - 31.1.2012
Budget: 7.200 euros

Development of a computational system for the processing, analysis and classification of mass spectrometry proteomics signals for the determination of biomarkers in bladder cancer

?????????: Professor Dionisios Cavouras, Department of Medical Instruments Technology, TEI of Athens
Postdoctoral researcher: Dr. Spiridon Kostopoulos, Department of Medical Instruments Technology, TEI of Athens
Duration: 1.2.2011 - 31.1.2012
Budget: 7.200 euros

Development of a stochastic mathematical model for the simulation of fluorescence recovery experiments after photoluminescence for the study of kinetic properties of labeled proteins

?????????: Professor Dionisios Cavouras, Department of Medical Instruments Technology, TEI of Athens
Postdoctoral researcher: Dr. Dimitrios Glotsos, Department of Medical Instruments Technology, TEI of Athens
Duration: 1.2.2008 - 31.1.2009
Budget: 7.200 euros

PYTHAGORAS (EPEAEK II)

Optimization of traceability in mammography with Monte-Carlo techniques

Participation of the Department of Medical Instruments Technology: Professor I. Kandarakis

ATHINA 2004 (Research Committee of TEI of Athens)

Simulation of Breast Computed Tomography System: Effect of Detector Material and Reconstruction Algorithm on Image Quality

Scientific Coordinator: Professor I. Kandarakis, Department of Medical Instruments Technology, TEI of Athens
Duration: 1.2.2005 - 31.12.2006

Determination of skin tissue by the method of optical reflectance spectroscopy: Development of a diagnostic method

Scientific Coordinator: Professor I. Sianoudis, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Materials Technology, TEI of Athens
Participation of the Department of Medical Instruments Technology: Researcher I. Kalatzis
Duration: 1.2.2005 - 31.12.2006