Κostas Perisinakis, PhD Associate Professor of Medical Physics
Kostas Perisinakis was born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in 1968. He received his BSc in Physics from the University of Athens in 1991, his MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Patras in 1995, and his PhD in 1999 from the Medical School of the University of Crete. He joined the Medical Physics Department of the Medical School of the University of Crete in 1996 as Scientific Associate. In 2000 he was elected Lecturer, in 2005 Assistant Professor and in 2015 Associate Professor of Medical Physics in the same institution.
He is author or co-author in more than 100 scientific full-papers published in peer-review journals indexed in Index Medicus and PubMed, which have received more than 2400 citations (Scopus, Feb 2019). He has participated as an invited speaker in more than 80 national/international congresses/seminars. He is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Physica Medica – European Journal of Medical Physics (EJMP) and serves as Reviewer in peer-review journals such as ‘Medical Physics’, ‘Physics in Medicine and Biology’, ‘Radiology’, ‘European Radiology’, ‘Investigative Radiology’, ‘Journal of American College of Cardiology’ and ‘Circulation’, among others.
He is a member of the Greek Association of Medical Physicists (GAMP), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European association of Nuclear Medicie. (EANM).
His main research interests are within the areas of
- CT dosimetry and technology
- Quantification of the radiation dose and associated radiogenic risks from radiological procedures
- Optimization of patient/occupational exposure and image quality in radiological procedures
Funded research projects
|1997-01||‘Development of Educational Multimedia on Medical Radiation Technology’ Participated in project design and implementation. The project was funded (400000€) by the Greek Ministry of Education|
|2005-07||‘Safety and Efficacy of computed tomography (CT): a broad perspective’ Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), Specific targeted research project’ (In collaboration with Universities of Leiden, Oxford, Aarchus, Nurenberg-Erlangen, Basel, Complutense Madrid, GSF (Germany) and HPA (UK) Participated in the evaluation of specialized software for the estimation of radiation burden of patients undergoing CT examinations. The project was funded (253000€) by the European Union|
|2007-08||‘Measurement of radiation burden in pediatric patients (ages 0-10 years) from radiodiagnostic examinations and assessment of associated risk for radiation induced cancer and genetic defects’ Served as principal investigator The project was funded (7500€) by the Research Committee of the University of Crete|
|2009-11||‘Development of new multi-detector CT acquisition protocols for the evaluation of brain tumors’ Budget: 12000€ Source of funding: Greek Ministry of Health Principal investigator|
|2009-10||‘Design and development of new computed tomography acquisition protocols for imaging and characterization of brain tumors’ Served as principal investigator The project was funded (12000€) by the Greek Ministry of Health|
|2012-15||CONCERT (Conceptus Radiation Doses and Risks from Imaging with Ionizing Radiation) Budget: 340000€ Source of funding: General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece Participation in collection/processing of data and development of an embryo-dosimetry software|
|2013-14||‘Estimation of radiation dose burden to patients undergoing one-stop-shop study of coronary CT angiography-myocardial CT perfusion: How associated radiation cancer risk can be minimized?’ Budget: 2500€ Source of funding: Research Committee of University of Crete Principal investigator|