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expand  Rank : Professor
ALEXANDRIDES THEODORE
ANASTASSIOU EVANGELOS
ANTHRAKOPOULOS MICHAEL
APOSTOLOPOULOS DIMITRIOS
ATHANASOPOULOS ANASTASIOS
BEZERIANOS ANASTASIOS
CHRISTOFIDOU MYRTO
CHRONI ELISABETH
CHRYSIS DIONISIOS
COSTARIDOU LENA
DANIILIDIS VASSILIOS
DECAVALAS GEORGE
DIMITRIOU GABRIEL
DRAINAS DENIS
GEORGIOU SOPHIA
GOGOS CHARALAMPOS
GOUMENOS DIMITRIS
GOURZIS PHILIPPOS
GREKA-SPILIOTI VASILIKI (SPILIOTIS BESSIE E.)
HAHALIS GEORGE
JELASTOPULU ELENI
KALOFONOS CHARALAMPOS
KALPAXIS DIMITRIOS
KARDAMAKIS DIMITRIOS
KONSTANTINOY DIMITRIOS
KYPREOS KYRIAKOS
KYRIAZOPOULOU VENETSANA
LEOTSINIDIS MICHAEL
LIOSSIS STAMATIS-NICK
LYGEROU ZOI
MARANGOS MARKOS
MARKOU KOSTAS
MEGAS PANAGIOTIS
MELACHRINOU MARIA
MITSACOU ADAMANTIA
MOSCHONAS NIKOLAOS
MOUZAKI ATHANASIA
NIKOLOPOULOU VASILIKI
PALIOGIANNI FOTINI
PANAGIOTOPOULOS ILIAS
PANAYIOTAKIS GEORGE
PERIMENIS PETROS
PETROU-PAPADAKI HELEN
PETSAS THEODOROS
PHARMAKAKIS NIKOLAOS
SIMEONIDIS ANARGIROS
SPILIOPOULOU-SDOUGKOU IRIS
SPIRIDONIDIS ALEXANDROS
SPIROPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
STATHOPOULOS CONSTANTINOS
TARAVIRAS STAVROS
TSOLAKIS IOANNIS
TYLLIANAKIS MINOS
VARVARIGOU ANASTASIA
ZARKADIS IOANNIS
ZOLOTA VASSILIKI
expand  Rank : Associate Professor
ASSIMAKOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
CHEILADAKIS JOHN
DAVLOUROS PERIKLIS
ELLOUL JOHN
GEORGAKOPOULOS CONSTANTINOS
GYFTOPOULOS KONSTANTINOS
KAGADIS GEORGE C.
KALOGEROPOULOU CHRISTINA
KATRIVANOU AGGELIKI
KOUREA ELENI (HELEN)
MAROULIS IOANNIS
NAKSAKIS STEFANOS
PANOS GEORGE
PAPACHRISTOU DIONYSIOS
PAPADOPOULOS VASILEIOS
PASMATZI EFSTATHIA
SAKELLAROPOULOS GEORGE
SOLOMOU AIKATERINI
STATHOPOULOS GEORGIOS
TSOPANOGLOU NIKOS
expand  Rank : Assistant Professor
ALEXOPOULOS PANAGIOTIS
BRAVOU VASSILIKI
FLIGKOU FOTEINI
GLIATIS IOANNIS
KARATZA AGGELIKI
KATSANOS KONSTANTINOS
KOLETSIS EFSTRATIOS NIKOLAOS
KOUTRAS AGGELOS
PANAGIOTAKOPOULOS GEORGE
PAPACHRISTOU EVAGGELOS
SOLOMOU-LIOSI ELENA
TSAMANDAS ATHANASSIOS C.
VELISSARIS DIMITRIOS
ZAMPAKIS PETER
expand  Rank : Lecturer
NIKA KONSTANTINA
SYGGELOS SPYROS
COSTARIDOU LENA
Rank:Professor
Sector:Division of Basic Medical Sciences I
Clinic/Laboratory:
Department of Medical Physics
Knowledge Subject:
Research Area:Digital medical image processing - analysis, computer-assisted diagnosis, image quality optimization
Address:Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece
Office:Β32, 2nd floor, West wing of the PreClinical Faculty Building
Phone:00302610969111
Fax:00302610969172
E-mail:
costarid@upatras.gr
Personal Website:
http://mrp.upatras.gr/lang_el/content/view/person/2/
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Summary of Curriculum Vitae

Lena Costaridou was born in Eghion, Achaia. She received the Diploma of Physics (1979) from the University of Patras, Greece, the MSc degree in Medical Engineering (1982) from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Sciences, George Washington University, USA, and the PhD degree in Medical Physics (1997) from the University of Patras, Greece. She holds the professional license of medical physicist.  In 2000 she joined the Laboratory of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Patras, where she currently is Associate Professor.

She is/has been a member of the Steering Committees of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programs of Studies in Medical Physics, Electronics and Information Processing and Basic Medical Sciences of the University of Patras, and is a member of the board of the Intra-University Medical Radiation Physics (MRP) research network, University of Patras.

Her research interests include digital medical image processing and analysis, image-based computer-assisted diagnosis, as well as optimization of image quality in medical imaging.

She is author/co-author of 68 articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals, 101 full papers in International conference proceedings and 67 abstracts in book of abstracts of international conferences, 12 of which have achieved honours.

She is author/co-author of 6 invited chapters in international scientific editions, editor of “Medical Image Analysis Methods”, CRC Press, 2005, and member of the editorial advisory board of “Handbook of Research on Advanced Techniques in Diagnostic Imaging and Biomedical Applications”, IDEA Group Inc. Global, 2008.

She has served as reviewer for 17 peer reviewed international journals, as well as programme committee member/reviewer for 8 international scientific conferences.

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

  • Postgraduate Program of Studies in Medical Physics of the School of Medicine of the University of Patras. Courses: 1. Physics of Diagnostic Radiology (teacher) 2. Selected Topics in Medical Imaging (coordinator) 3. Nuclear Magnetic Imaging and Spectroscopy (coordinator)
  • Postgraduate Programme of Studies in Basic Medical Sciences of the School of Medicine of the University of Patras. Image Analysis and Quantification (coordinator)
  • Postgraduate Program of Studies in Electronics and Information Processing of the Department of Physics of the University of Patras. Biomedical Signals and Images (ccordinator)

Selected Publications

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  1. Kazantzi, A., Costaridou, L., Skiadopoulos, S., Korfiatis, P., Karahaliou, A., Daoussis, D., Andonopoulos, A., Kalogeropoulou, C. Automated 3D interstitial lung disease extent quantification: Performance evaluation and correlation to PFTs (2014), Journal of Digital Imaging, 27 (3), pp. 380-391.
  2. Georgiev, V.T., Karahaliou, A.N., Skiadopoulos, S.G., Arikidis, N.S., Kazantzi, A.D., Panayiotakis, G.S., Costaridou, L.I. Quantitative visually lossless compression ratio determination of JPEG2000 in digitized mammograms (2013), Journal of Digital Imaging, 26 (3), pp. 427-439.
  3. Korfiatis, P.D., Kalogeropoulou, C., Karahaliou, A.N., Kazantzi, A.D., Costaridou, L.I. Vessel tree segmentation in presence of interstitial lung disease in MDCT (2011), IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 15 (2), art. no. 5710981, pp. 214-220.
  4. Michopoulou, S., Costaridou, L., Vlychou, M., Speller, R., Todd-Pokropek, A. Texture-based quantification of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration from conventional T2-weighted MRI (2011), Acta Radiologica, 52 (1), pp. 91-98.
  5. Arikidis, N.S., Karahaliou, A., Skiadopoulos, S., Korfiatis, P., Likaki, E., Panayiotakis, G., Costaridou, L. Size-adapted microcalcification segmentation in mammography utilizing scale-space signatures (2010) Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 34 (6), pp. 487-493.
  6. Korfiatis, P.D., Karahaliou, A.N., Kazantzi, A.D., Kalogeropoulou, C., Costaridou, L.I. Texture-based identification and characterization of interstitial pneumonia patterns in lung multidetector CT (2010) IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 14 (3), art. no. 5325905, pp. 675-680.
  7. Karahaliou, A., Vassiou, K., Arikidis, N.S., Skiadopoulos, S., Kanavou, T., Costaridou, L. Assessing heterogeneity of lesion enhancement kinetics in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI for breast cancer diagnosis (2010) British Journal of Radiology, 83 (988), pp. 296-306.
  8. Michopoulou, S.K., Costaridou, L., Panagiotopoulos, E., Speller, R., Panayiotakis, G., Todd-Pokropek, A. Atlas-based segmentation of degenerated lumbar intervertebral discs from MR images of the spine (2009) IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 56 (9), pp. 2225-2231.
  9. Korfiatis, P., Kalogeropoulou, C., Karahaliou, A., Kazantzi, A., Skiadopoulos, S., Costaridou, L. Texture classification-based segmentation of lung affected by interstitial pneumonia in high-resolution CT (2008) Medical Physics, 35 (12), pp. 5290-5302.
  10. Karahaliou, A.N., Boniatis, I.S., Skiadopoulos, S.G., Sakellaropoulos, F.N., Arikidis, N.S., Likaki, L.E.A., Panayiotakis, G.S., Costaridou, L.I. Breast cancer diagnosis: Analyzing texture of tissue surrounding microcalcifications (2008) IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 12 (6), pp. 731-738.
  11. Arikidis, N.S., Skiadopoulos, S., Karahaliou, A., Likaki, E., Panayiotakis, G., Costaridou, L. B-spline active rays segmentation of microcalcifications in mammography (2008) Medical Physics, 35 (11), pp. 5161-5171.
  12. Boniatis, I., Cavouras, D., Costaridou, L., Kalatzis, I., Panagiotopoulos, E., Panayiotakis, G. Computer-aided grading and quantification of hip osteoarthritis severity employing shape descriptors of radiographic hip joint space (2007) Computers in Biology and Medicine, 37 (12), pp. 1786-1795.
  13. Korfiatis, P., Skiadopoulos, S., Sakellaropoulos, P., Kalogeropoulou, C., Costaridou, L. Combining 2D wavelet edge highlighting and 3D thresholding for lung segmentation in thin-slice CT (2007) British Journal of Radiology, 80 (960), pp. 996-1005.
  14. Delis, H., Spyrou, G., Costaridou, L., Tzanakos, G., Panayiotakis, G. Suitability of new anode materials in mammography: Dose and subject contrast considerations using Monte Carlo simulation (2006) Medical Physics, 33 (11), pp. 4221-4235.
  15. Costaridou, L., Skiadopoulos, S., Sakellaropoulos, P., Likaki, E., Kalogeropoulou, C.P., Panayiotakis, G. Evaluating the effect of a wavelet enhancement method in characterization of simulated lesions embedded in dense breast parenchyma (2005) European Radiology, 15 (8), pp. 1615-1622.

Selected Presentation

  1. “Texture as Imaging Biomarker”, 8th European Conference of Medical Physics (ECMP), Patras, Greece, 11-13 September 2014.
  2. “Breast Imaging Biomarkers”, scientific workshop: X-ray Breast Imaging, project PISRA4B, Programme Aristeia, (GSRT), University of Patras, Patras 26 April 2014.
  3. “Computer Aided Diagnosis: The Breast Imaging Paradigm”, University of Cyprus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (invited lecture), 9 April 2008
  4. “Softcopy Display of Mammograms”, European Congress of Radiology ECR 2005 (Postgraduate Educational Program, Refresher Course 1714: Breast Imaging), March 2005.
  5. “Mammographic Image Display Optimization”, 1st International Conference on Experiments / Process / System Modelling / Simulation / Optimization, Athens, Greece, 6-9 July 2005.
  6. “Computer Methods in Mammography”, 6th International Conference on Medical Physics, Patras, Greece, 1-4 September 1999.

PhD Theses Advisor

  1. “Computerised Diagnosis of Mammographic Microcalcifications with Shape Analysis”, N. Arikidis. (start: 2004, public defence February 2009).
  2. “Texture Analysis of Mammographic Images for Breast Cancer Diagnosis”, A. Karahaliou (start: 2004, public defence 2009).
  3. “System of Computerised Diagnosis of Diffuse Lung Disease in MultiDetector Computed Tomography”, P. Korfiatis. (start: 2006, public defence 2010).
  4. “Quantification of Diffuse Lung Disease in Lung Computed Tomography using Computerised Image based Diagnosis and Correlation to Clinical and Laboratory indexes” A. Kazantzi. (start: 2008, public defence 2009).
  5. “Development of Image Analysis methods for Assisting Diagnosis and Temporal Change of Lung Disease in Computed Tomography, J. Vlachopoulos. (start: 2009).
  6. “Imaging Biomarkers of Breast Cancer in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis", A. Petropoulos. (start: 2013).

Other Activities

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