Publications Zhivko Bliznakov

Malataras P, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Re-engineering a Medical Devices Management Software System: The web approach. International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare, 3(1): 9-18, 2014.

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.

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,   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.

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.

Bliznakov Z, Rodina-Theocharaki A, Pallikarakis N. Fostering the Biomedical Engineering Education in Eastern Neighbouring Countries: The TEMPUS IV BME-ENA Project. 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering – MBEC 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 7-11, 2014.

Anastasiou A, Bliznakov Z, Deligiannakis A, Giatrakos N, Haritou M, Ioannou E, Koutsouris D, Malataras P, Stavrianou K, Tsirmpas C, Pallikarakis N. Information Extraction, Matching And Reporting For Medical Devices Vigilance. 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering – MBEC 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 7-11, 2014, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 45, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11128-5_155, pp. 621-624.

Malataras P, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. A Web-Based Medical Equipment Management System. 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering – MBEC 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 7-11, 2014, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 45, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11128-5_154, pp. 617-620.

Bliznakov Z, Malataras P, Sontea V, Pallikarakis N. A New Generation Web-Based Medical Equipment Management System: Pilot Application in Republic of Moldova. 2nd Regional Workshop on Health Technology Management, Chisinau, Moldova, April 10-11, 2014.

Bliznakov Z, Rodina-Theocharaki A, Sontea V, Vovc V, Pallikarakis N. Biomedical Engineering Education in Eastern Neighbouring Area: Needs and Challenges to Face in Republic of Moldova. 2nd Regional Workshop on Health Technology Management, Chisinau, Moldova, April 10-11, 2014.

Stavrianou K, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Medical Devices Vigilance and Patient Safety: Need for global information extraction and dissemination means. Second WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, Geneva, Switzerland, November 22 – 24, 2013.

Bliznakov Z, Malataras P, Serafetinidis A, Adamidi E, Pallikarakis N. A new generation web-based Medical Technology management system. Second WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, Geneva, Switzerland, November 22 – 24, 2013.

Bliznakov Z, Rodina-Theocharaki A, Pallikarakis N. Biomedical Engineering Education Initiative in Eastern Neighbouring Area: The TEMPUS IV BME-ENA project. 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering (EHB 2013), Iasi, Romania, November 21 – 23, 2013.

Bliznakova K, Buliev I, Bliznakov Z, Kolev N, Kolev J. Study of suitability of new materials for use with physical breast phantoms. 4th IEEE International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering (EHB 2013), Iasi, Romania, November 21 – 23, 2013.

Bliznakov Z, Stavrianou K, Pallikarakis N. Medical Devices Recalls Analysis focusing on Software Failures during the last decade. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2013, Seville, Spain, September 25 – 28, 2013.

Buliev I, Bliznakov Z. The Biomedical Engineer profession – the necessity of the job and training opportunities. 31st Conference on Physics in the Protection of Human and his Environment. Malyovitsa, Bulgaria, June 21-23, 2013.

Pallikarakis N, Bliznakov Z. Medical Devices Vigilance and Patient Safety – The MEDEVIPAS project. 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnologies and Biomedical Engineering (ICBNME 2013), Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, April 18-20, 2013.

Malataras P, Bliznakov Z. Medical Devices Classification: The parameters of safety and management. 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology (ELEBIT 2013), Athens, Greece, April 4 – 6, 2013.

Dermitzakis A, Bliznakov Z, Buliev I, Bliznakova K. X-Ray Phase Contrast Imaging Simulation. 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology (ELEBIT 2013), Athens, Greece, April 4 – 6, 2013.

Stavrianou K, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Medical Device FDA Recalls Data Categorization by reason. 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology (ELEBIT 2013), Athens, Greece, April 4 – 6, 2013.

Bliznakov Z, Stavrianou K, Malataras P, Pallikarakis N. EIPAS: Medical Devices Vigilance and Patient Safety. 5th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology (ELEBIT 2013), Athens, Greece, April 4 – 6, 2013 (in Greek).

Pallikarakis N, Malataras P, Bliznakov Z. Information Management and Medical Devices Vigilance. 10th International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Health— ICICTH, Samos, Greece, July 12-14, 2012.

Pallikarakis N, Bliznakov Z. Biomedical Engineering Education In Europe: A Tempus IV CRH-BME Project Survey. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering — WC2012, Beijing, China, May 26-31, 2012.

Bliznakov Z, Magjarevic R, Pallikarakis N. Curricula Reformation and Harmonisation in the Field of Biomedical Engineering: The Tempus IV CRH-BME Project at a Glance. 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society – EMBC 2012, San Diego, California, USA, August 28 — September 1, 2012.

Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Medical Devices Vigilance and Patient Safety. 4th Panhellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, January 20-21, 2012 (in Greek).

Bliznakov Z, Malataras P, Pallikarakis N. Biomedical Technology Management: WEB-PRAXIS – Medical Equipment Management System. 4th Panhellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, January 20-21, 2012 (in Greek).

Stagni R, Bisi MC, Jobbaggy A, Bliznakov Z. Quality Assurance and Accreditation of BME Programs in Europe. 5th European Conference of International Federation on Medical and Biological Engineering — EMBEC5, Budapest, Hungary, September 14-18, 2011.

Styliari I, Michail Ch, Bliznakov Z. Quality Indicators in Clinical Engineering: a Case Study. 2nd Panhellenic Conference on Biomedical Technology and Medical Equipment, Kavala, Greece, May 27-29, 2011 (in Greek).

Jarm T, Miklavcic D, Pallikarakis N, Bliznakov Z,  Magjarevic R, Lackovic I, Pecchia L, Stagni R, Jobaggy A, Barbenel J. Proposal for Generic Biomedical Engineering Programs Based on European Experience. 5th European Conference of International Federation on Medical and Biological Engineering — EMBEC5, Budapest, Hungary, September 14-18, 2011, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 37, pp. 1418-1421.

Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Overview of Biomedical Engineering Education Programs in Europe: The Results of the CRH-BME Project Survey. 5th European Conference of International Federation on Medical and Biological Engineering — EMBEC5, Budapest, Hungary, September 14-18, 2011.

Cristea P, Tuduce R, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Curricula Reformation and Harmonisation in the Field of Biomedical Engineering. 6th International Conference on Interdisciplinary in Education – ICIE, Karabuk / Safranbolu, Turkey, April 14-16, 2011.

Pallikarakis N, Bliznakov Z, Miklavcic D, Jarm T, Magjarevic R, Lackovic I, Pecchia L, Stagni R, Jobaggy A, Barbenel J. Promoting Harmonization of BME Education in Europe: The CRH-BME Tempus Project. 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS Boston, Massachusetts USA, August 30 — September 3, 2011.

Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Review of the Biomedical Engineering Education Programs in Europe Within the Framework of TEMPUS IV, CRH-BME Project. 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. 979-982.

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.

Magjarevic R, Lackovic I, Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. Challenges of the Biomedical Engineering Education in Europe. 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31— September 4, 2010, Conference Proceedings – IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society pp. 2959-2962.

Pallikarakis N, Bliznakov Z. Harmonising the Curricula of Biomedical Engineering Programs in Europe: The TEMPUS CRH-BME Project. International Technology, Education and Development Conference — INTED2009, Valencia, Spain, March 9-11, 2009, INTED Proceedings, pp. 2744-2749.

Bliznakov Z, Stavrianou K, Pallikarakis N. TEMPUS IV, CRH-BME – Curricula Reformation and Harmonisation in the Field of Biomedical Engineering. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering — WC2009, Munich, Germany, September 7-12, 2009.

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.

Malataras P, Kamarianakis Z, Stavrianou K, Bliznakov Z, Valchinov E, Panoutsopoulou E, Papathanassopoulos F, Pallikarakis N. Medical Devices Quality and Safety Controls Unit: Standards to Develop, Needs to Address, Challenges to Face. 6th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering — ESBME 2008, Chania, Crete Island, Greece, June 19-21, 2008.

Bliznakov Z, Malataras P, Pallikarakis N. Medical Equipment Inventorying and Installation of a Web-based Management System – Pilot Application in the Periphery of Crete. MEDICON 2007 — XI Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 26 – 30, 2007, IFMBE Proceedings Vol. 16, pp. 1092-1095.

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.

Maragos G, Bliznakov Z. Application Study of Medical Equipment Management System – Praxis in the University Hospital of Patras. 5th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering — ESBME 2006, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, July 7-9, 2006.

Bliznakova K, Buliev I, Bliznakov Z. Monte Carlo Radiotherapy Simulator Implemented on a Distributed System. 5th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering — ESBME 2006, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, July 7-9, 2006.

Bliznakov Z, Mitalas G, Pallikarakis N. Analysis and Classification of Medical Device Recalls. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Seoul, Korea, August 27 — September 1, 2006.

Bliznakov Z, Mitalas G, Pallikarakis N. Safety Recalls on Medical Device Software. 1st Conference on Biosciences of the University of Patras, Rio – Patras, Greece, May 19-20, 2005.

Pappous G, Bliznakov Z, Mitalas G, Pallikarakis N. Medical Device Software and Patient Safety. 3rd International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Health, Samos Island, Greece, July 7-9, 2005.

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.

Bliznakov Z, Pappous G, Pallikarakis N. Implementation of a Web Based Medical Device Vigilance and User Reporting System in Greece. MEDICON 2004 — X Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Naples, Italy, July 31 — August 5, 2004.

Pappous G, Bliznakov Z, Kolitsi Z, Pallikarakis N. Medical Equipment Inventory Recording – Practical Aspects. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, August 24-29, 2003.

Bliznakov Z, Pappous G, Pallikarakis N. Development of a Biomedical Technology Management System – PRAXIS. 3rd European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics — ESBME 2002, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, August 27 – September 1, 2002, in Proceedings, p. 18.

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.

Bliznakov Z, Pallikarakis N. An integrated software system for medical equipment management. Paper presented at the Annual Reports of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, 4: 3598-3601, 2001.

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