Publications Kristina Bliznakova

Bliznakova K, Dermitzakis A, Bliznakov Z, Kamarianakis Z, Buliev I, Pallikarakis N. Modeling of small carbon fiber-reinforced polymers for X-ray imaging simulation. Journal of Composite Materials, published online 7 September 2014, DOI: 10.1177/0021998314550219.

Bliznakova K, Kamarianakis Z, Dermitzakis A, Bliznakov Z, Buliev I, Pallikarakis N. Modeling of small CFRP aerostructure parts for X-ray imaging simulation. International Journal of Structural Integrity, 5(3):227-240, 2014.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Sechopoulos I, Kamarianakis Z, Fei B, Pallikarakis N. Breast tomosynthesis with monochromatic beams: a feasibility study using Monte Carlo simulations. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 59(16): 4681-4696, 2014.

Pallikarakis N, Bliznakova KSimulation studies in medical x-ray tomographic imaging. Invited lecture and conference paper at IEEE – EHB 2013 Conference, Iasi, Romania, November 21-23, 2013.

Bliznakova K, Dermitzakis A, Kamarianakis Z, Buliev I, Pallikarakis N. Modeling of small CFRP aerostructure parts for x-ray imaging simulation. 3rd International EASN Association Workshop on Aerostructures, Milano, Italy, October 9 -11, 2013.

Daskalaki A, Pallikarakis N, Bliznakova KImage Analysis of Breast Reconstruction with Silicone Gel Implant. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2013, Seville, Spain, September 25-28, 2013, IFMBE Proceedings, Vol. 41, pp. 483-486.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Daskalaki A, Pallikarakis N. Graphical User Interface for Breast Tomosynthesis Reconstructions: An Application Using Anisotropic Diffusion Filtering. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2013, Seville, Spain, September 25-28, 2013, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 41, pp. 479-482.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Nonlinear Anisotropic Diffusion Filtering in Breast Tomosynthesis Images. 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology – ELEVIT 2013, Athens, Greece, April 4-6, 2013.

Bliznakova K, Sechopoulos I, Buliev I, Pallikarakis N. BreastSimulator: A Software Platform for Breast X-ray Imaging Research. Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing. 2(1): 1-14, 2012.

Bliznakova K, Bliznakov Z, Buliev I. Comparison of Algorithms for Out-of-plane Artifacts Removal in Digital Tomosynthesis Reconstructions. Computer Methods & Programs in Biomedicine, 107(1): 75-83, 2012.

Bliznakova K. Application of synchrotron radiation in mammography. Recent Patents on Medical Imaging, 2(2), 94-110, 2012.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Speller RD, Horrocks JA, Rigon L, Tromba G, Pallikarakis N. Image Quality Evaluation of Breast Tomosynthesis With Synchrotron Radiation. Medical Physics, 39(9): 5621-5634, 2012.

Rodina-Theocharaki A, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation for Projection of End Stage Renal Disease Patients in Greece. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 107(1): 90-96, 2012.

Sechopoulos I, Bliznakova K, Qin X, Fei B, Feng SS. Characterization of the Homogeneous Tissue Mixture Approximation in Breast Imaging Dosimetry. Medical Physics, 39(8): 5050-5059, 2012.

Bamidis P. D, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N, Pattichis C. S. Introduction to the special issue on ” advances in biomedical engineering and computing: The MEDICON conference case” selected papers from MEDICON 2010. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 107(1):1-3, 2012.

Liaparinos P, Bliznakova K. Monte Carlo performance on the x-ray converter thickness in digital mammography using software breast models. Medical Physics, 39(11): 6638-6651, 2012.

Bosmans H, Jacobs J, Shaheen E, Zanca F, Cockmartin L, Bliznakova K, Lemmens K, Vollmar S, Kalender W.A., Marshall N. Performance assessment of breast tomosynthesis systems: Concepts for two types of phantoms. Digital Mammography, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6136: 227-234, 2010.

Bliznakova K, Speller R, Horrocks J, Liaparinos P, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. Experimental Validation of a Radiographic Simulation Code Using Breast Phantom for X-ray Imaging Computers in Biology and Medicine. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 40(2): 208-214, 2010.

Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z, Speller RD, Horrocks JA, Tromba G, Pallikarakis N. Evaluation of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Reconstruction Algorithms Using Synchrotron Radiation in Standard Geometry. Medical Physics, 37(4): 1893-1903, 2010.

Bliznakova K, Suryanarayanan S, Karellas A, Pallikarakis N. Evaluation of an Improved Algorithm for Producing Realistic 3D Breast Software Phantoms: Application for Mammography. Medical Physics, 37(11): 5604-5617, 2010.

Ivanova T, Bliznakova K, Malatara G, Kardamakis D, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. Simulation Studies on the Effect of Absorbers on Dose Distribution in Rotational Radiotherapy.   Physica Medica, 25(4): 172-180, 2009.

Zyganitidis C, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. A Novel Simulation Algorithm for Soft Tissue Compression. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, 45(7): 661-669, 2007.

Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. Dual-Energy Mammography: Simulation Studies. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 51(18): 4497-4515, 2006.

Ivanova T, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Simulation Studies of Field Shaping in Rotational Radiation Therapy. Medical Physics, 33(11): 4289-4298, 2006.

Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. A Monte Carlo based radiotherapy simulator. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 222(3-4):445-461, 2004.

Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. Monte Carlo Based Software Tool for Radiotherapy Investigations. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 222: 445-461, 2004.

Lazos D, Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z,   Pallikarakis N. An Integrated Research Tool for X-ray Imaging Simulation. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 70: 241-251, 2003.

Bliznakova K,   Bliznakov Z, Bravou V, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. A Three-Dimensional Breast Software Phantom for Mammography Simulation. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 48(22): 3699-3721, 2003.

Lazos D, Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. An integrated research tool for X-ray imaging simulation. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 70(3): 241-251, 2003.

Bliznakova K, Bliznakov Z, Bravou V, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. A three-dimensional breast software phantom for mammography simulation. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 48(22):3699-3719, 2003.

Bliznakov Z, Pappous G, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Integrated Software System for Improving Medical Equipment Management. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, 37(1): 25-33, 2003.
Kolitsi Z, Bliznakov J, Gueorguieva-Bliznakova K, Theodorakos Y, Pallikarakis N. Q-pro: A quality control management system for medical equipment. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 24(3): 117-122, 2000.

Kolitsi Z, Gueorguieva K, Bliznakov J, Pallikarakis N. Re-usability of conventional technologies: The case of the manual block cutter. Journal of B.U.ON., 5(3): 337-339, 2000.

Gueorguieva K, Bliznakov J, Kolitsi Z, Kardamakis D, Pallikarakis N. An integrated system for the production of field shaping devices in radiotherapy. Medical Engineering and Physics, 21(1): 45-51, 1999.

Theodorakos Y, Gueorguieva K, Bliznakov J, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. A protocol building software tool for medical device quality control tests. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 68: 759-763, 1999.

Dermitzakis A, Bliznakova K, Kolev N, Enchev Y, Pallikarakis N. Brain Soft Tissue Visualization Study using Low Dose Dual Energy CT data: Preliminary Results. International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine, Varna, Bulgaria, May 30 – June 2, 2014, Medical Physics International Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 288.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Three-dimensional digital tomosynthesis for breast imaging using monochromatic beams. International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine, Varna, Bulgaria, May 30 – June 2, 2014, Medical Physics International Journal, Vol. 2, No.1, pp. 347.

Daskalaki A, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Optimization of X-ray imaging setups for improvement of microcalcification detection in breast with presence of silicone gel implant. International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine, 30 May – 2 June 2014, Varna, Bulgaria, Medical Physics International Journal, Vol.2, No. 1, pp. 348.

Dermitzakis A, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Towards an X-Ray Phase Contrast Tomosynthesis system for Breast Imaging: Initial Simulation Results. 1st Global Conference on Biomedical Engineering – GCBME 2014, Tainan, Taiwan, October 9 -12, 2014.

Tigkos K, Bliznakova K, Dermitzakis A, Ducros N, Hassler U, Kamarianakis Z, Osman A, Rebuffel V, Tartare M. Simulation study for optimization of X-ray inspection setup applied to CFRP aerostructures. 5th Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography – ICT 2014, Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences Wels Campus, Austria, February 25-28, 2014.

Dermitzakis A, Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Gatzounis G, Pallikarakis N. X-ray Brain Imaging: Simulation Study. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering — WC2012, Beijing, China, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 39, May 26-31, 2012.

Dermitzakis A, Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Gatzounis G, Pallikarakis N. Simulation of X-Ray Brain Imaging: Initial Results. European Medical Physics and Bioengineering Conference — EMPEC 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 18-20, 2012.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Dermitzakis A, Pallikarakis N. Evaluation of the Effect of Acquisition Parameters on Image Quality in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Simulation Studies. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering — WC2012, Beijing, China, May 26-31, 2012, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 39, p. 2211.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Breast Tomosynthesis Studies With Monochromatic Beam. 4th Panhellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, January 20-21, 2012.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis With Monochromatic Beam for Low Contrast Features. Riga Technical University 53rd International Scientific Conference. International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, Riga, Latvia, October 10-12, 2012.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Dermitzakis A, Pallikarakis N. Dual Energy Studies with Synchrotron Radiation: Preliminary Results for Low-Contrast Features. European Medical Physics and Bioengineering Conference — EMPEC 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 18-20, 2012.

Rodina-Theocharaki A, Bliznakova K, Goumenos D, Pallikarakis N. Future Number of ESRD Patients’ Projection Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Model. Riga Technical University 53rd International Scientific Conference. International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, Riga, Latvia, October 10-12, 2012.

Rodina-Theocharaki A, Bliznakova K. A SW Tool for Predicting Future ESRD Patients’ Number. European Medical Physics and Bioengineering Conference — EMPEC 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 18-20, 2012.

Pallikarakis N, Bliznakova K. Advances in X-ray breast imaging using digital tomosynthesis. Paper presented at the 2011 E-Health and Bioengineering Conference, EHB 2011.

Pallikarakis N, Bliznakova K. Modelling and simulation in digital tomosynthesis. Paper presented at the IFMBE Proceedings, 37: 23-26, 2011.

Bliznakova K, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. An Improved Algorithm for Out-of-plane Artifacts Removal in Digital Tomosynthesis Reconstructions. MEDICON 2010 — XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, satellite event: 7th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering — ESBME 2010, Chalkidiki, Greece, May 27-30, 2010, IFMBE Proceedings Vol.29, pp. 367-370.

Rodina A, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. End Stage Renal Disease Patients’ Projection Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation. MEDICON 2010 — XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, satellite event: 7th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering — ESBME 2010, Chalkidiki, Greece, May 27-30, 2010, IFMBE Proceedings Vol.29, pp. 796-799.

Malliori A, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. A Computer-Based Platform for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Simulation Studies. Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine — ITAB, Corfu, Greece, November 2-5, 2010.

Hintsala H, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N, Jämsä T. Modeling of Irregular Breast Lesions. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering — WC2009, Munich, Germany, September 7-12, 2009, IFMBE Proceedings Vol.25 (4), pp. 2024-2027.

Rodina A, Bliznakova K, Stavrianou R. Prevalence Prognosis of the End Stage Renal Disease Patients in Greece. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering — WC2009, Munich, Germany, September 7-12, 2009, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 25 (5), 2009, pp. 237-240.

Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Quantitative evaluation of a mammographic software phantom generator. Paper presented at the Final Program and Abstract Book – 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2009, 2009.

Tsolaki E, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Simulation Design and Characterization of Multilieaf Collimators at Rotational Radiotherapy. 6th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering — ESBME 2008, Chania, Crete Island, Greece, June 19-21, 2008.

Kalimeris F, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. 3D Breast Imaging Using Digital Tomosynthesis: Simulation Studies. 6th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering — ESBME 2008, Chania, Crete Island, Greece, June 19-21, 2008.

Bliznakova K, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. A Voxel-Based Monte Carlo Radiotherapy Simulator. 6th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering — ESBME 2008, Chania, Crete Island, Greece, June 19-21, 2008.

Kazakli S, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Mammography Simulation: Compressed Breast Phantom Studies. 6th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering — ESBME 2008, Chania, Crete Island, Greece, June 19-21, 2008.

Kamarianakis Z, Soimu D, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Microcalcification Detection Using Digital Tomosynthesis, Dual Energy Mammography and Cone Beam Computed Tomography: a Comparative Study. 4th European Conference for Medical and Biological Engineering “Engineering for Health”, Antwerp, Belgium, November 23-27, 2008, IFMBE Proceedings Vol.22, pp. 660-663.

Bliznakova K, Kazakli S, Pallikarakis N. An Optimised 3D Breast Phantom for X-ray Breast Imaging Techniques. 4th European Congress for Medical and Biological Engineering “Engineering for Health”, Antwerp, Belgium, November 23-27, 2008.

Bliznakova K, Soimu D, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Monte Carlo Radiotherapy Simulator: Applications and Feasibility Studies. MEDICON 2007 — XI Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 26-30, 2007, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 16, pp. 928-931.

Ivanova T, Malatara Z, Bliznakova K, Kardamakis D, Pallikarakis P. Studies on the Attenuating Properties of Various Materials Used for Protection in Radiotherapy and Their Effect of on the Dose Distribution in Rotational Therapy. MEDICON 2007 — XI Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 26-30, 2007, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 16, pp. 923-927.

Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. Dual Energy Subtraction Tomosynthesis – Simulation Studies Using a 3D Breast Software Phantom. 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference — EMBEC’05, Prague, Czech Republic, November 20-25, 2005, EMBEC Proceedings, pp. 1402-1405.

Ivanova T, Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N. Studies of Field Shaping With “Omoiotheta” Beam Modulators in Rotational Radiation Therapy. 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference — EMBEC’05, Prague, Czech Republic, November 20-25, 2005, EMBEC Proceedings, pp.1714-1717.

Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. A Voxel-Based Monte Carlo Radiotherapy Simulator. 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference — EMBEC’05, Prague, Czech Republic, November 20-25, 2005, EMBEC Proceedings, pp. 1386-1391.

Bliznakova K, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. A 3D Breast Software Phantom for Dual Energy Imaging Mammography. 4th European Symposium in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics — ESBME 2004, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, June 25-27, 2004.

Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. A 3D Breast Software Phantom for Tomosynthetic Mammography. MEDICON 2004 — X Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Naples, Italy, July 31 — August 5, 2004.

Bliznakova K, Pallikarakis N, Kolitsi Z. A Software Simulator for Radiotherapy Investigations. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, August 24-29, 2003.

Badea C, Buliev I, Bliznakova K, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. Patient Positioning Verification Using Tomosynthetic Portal Tomograms. 3rd European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics — ESBME 2002, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, August 27 – September 1, 2002, in Proceedings, p. 58.

Badea C, Bliznakova K, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Noise Removal in Tomosynthetic Mammographic Imaging. 2nd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference – EMBEC’02, Vienna, Austria, December 4-8, 2002, IFMBE Proceedings pp. 924-925.

Bliznakova K, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. A 3D Breast Software Phantom for Tomosynthetic Mammography. 3rd European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics — ESBME 2002, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, 27 August – 1 September, 2002, in Proceedings, p. 41.

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