Apostolos Karantanas, MD, PhD
Professor & Chairman of the Department of Radiology
Dr. Apostolos Karantanas undertook musculoskeletal training on metabolic bone disorders in New York University Medical Center and on MR imaging-MSK applications in Manchester Medical School/Manchester Royal Infirmary. He has given more than 630 invited lectures in 35 countries and is a regular faculty member in European Congress of Radiology, IDKD, ISS, Erasmus courses MSK MRI, School of MRI/ESMRMB, ESOR and ESSR. He is the author of more than 270 publications in peer review journals (>7800 citations in Google Scholar, H index 47), 7 books (3 international), and 70 chapters in books. His main research is focused on imaging of musculoskeletal disorders including trauma and emergencies, bone marrow, osteoporosis, sports injuries, hip joint, osteoarthritis, spondyloarthropathies, applications of newer MR sequences and advanced models of data analysis focused on Radiomics and Precision Medicine. Dr. Karantanas is currently Professor of Radiology and Chairman Dpt of Radiology-Medical School-University of Crete, Chairman of the Dpt of Medical Imaging/Chairman Scientific Committee–Heraklion University Hospital, Affiliated Researcher in Computational BioMedicine Laboratory and Head Advanced Hybrid Imaging Systems/Institute of Computer Science-Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), President of the “Hellenic College of Radiology“, Member of the Educational Committee and Research Committee of the European Society of Radiology, Member of the Sports Injuries Subcommittee/ESSR, and Editor-in-Chief “Hellenic Journal of Radiology“. He is a board member of the “Greek Atomic Energy Commission” and he is chairing the “European Society of Radiology Subspecialties and Allied Sciences Committee “. Google scholar Email me: karantanas AT med.uoc.gr & akarantanas AT gmail.com
Dimitrios Tsetis, MD, PhD, EBIR, FCIRSE
Professor of Interventional Radiology – Head of the IR Unit
Dr. Dimitrios Tsetis (MD, PhD, FCIRSE, EBIR) undertook Interventional Radiology training focused on vascular and oncologic diseases in Royal London Hospital, Guys &St Thomas Hospital London, St George’s Hospital London, North Staffordshire & Royal Infirmary Hospitals, Stoke-on Trent, UK. He has given more than 230 invited lectures in 21 countries and is/was a regular faculty member in CIRSE Annual Congress European Congress of Radiology, Balkan Congress of Radiology, European School of Interventional Radiology, ESOR, LIVE and IDKD. He is the author of 143 publications in PubMed (>4400 citations in Google Scholar, H index 36), and 17 chapters in books. He is author in 12 CIRSE Standards of Practise Guidelines. His main research is focused on endovascular treatment and modern imaging of peripheral arterial disease and aortic aneurysms, emergency embolization in traumatic and non-traumatic bleeding, chemoembolization and ablation of liver tumors, central venous catheters insertion, endovascular treatment of venous disorders He has been Chairman of the Balkan Society of Radiology and CIRSE Executive Committee Member. He is Associate Editor in “British Journal of Radiology”, Section Editor in ”Hellenic Journal of Radiology” and “Annals of Gastroenterology”, and Editorial Board Member in the official CIRSE Journal “Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology”. Dr. Tsetis is currently Professor of General Radiology and Interventional Radiology, Head of the Unit of Interventional Radiology/ Dpt of Medical Imaging/ Heraklion University Hospital. Google Scholar Email me: dtsetis AT yahoo.com
Maria Raissaki, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Paediatric Radiology
Maria Raissaki was born in Hania, Crete, Greece, has finished her residency in the University Hospital of Heraklion, under the chairmanship of Professor Gourtsoyiannis and has sub-specialized in pediatric Radiology in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, UK in 1997-1998 under the chairmanship of Professor Helen Carty. Dr. Raissaki has been actively involved and devoted in Pediatric Radiology and Emergency Radiology, as a Consultant Radiologist and Faculty at the University Hospital of Heraklion, Medical school University of Crete, Greece since 1999. Maria Raissaki is currently associate professor in Pediatric Radiology at Medical School, University of Crete, Greece, European Society of Pediatric Radiology (ESPR) Board member and head of the ESPR Educational Committee, co-chair of the ESPR child abuse taskforce, past member of the CORE committee for the European Board of Radiology, member of the WFPI Educational Committee, member of the editorial board in Pediatric Radiology journal, active member of the Hellenic Society of Radiology, Hellenic College of Radiology, European Society of Radiology (ESR) and ESPR. She has served as chair of the Pediatric Radiology subcommittee for ECR 2016 and a reviewer in 6 more medical journals. Maria Raissaki has authored 88 publications in peer-reviewed Pub med/Scopus databases and 7 chapters in pediatric Radiology/Radiology books (4 international) with 2076 citations, h-index 25, i10-index 41 (Google Scholar). She has delivered more than 200 invited lectures in National and International Courses and Congresses (including ECR, ESPR, ECPR, ESOR, BCR και Αegean Courses) on different topics in Emergency and Paediatric Radiology, including abdomen, MSK and child abuse, and has contributed to more than 130 scientific abstracts in International and National Congresses with 4 awarded scientific papers, including ESPR Young researcher’ Award in 2005. Maria Raissaki is responsible for the Annual Postgraduate Programme of the Radiology Department, and for the Clinical-Radiological Interdisciplinary meetings with the pediatricians, Neonatologists and pediatric Hematologists for the last 20 years. Google scholar E-mail: mraissaki AT yahoo.com
Efrosyni Papadaki, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroradiology
Dr. Efrosini Papadaki undertook training on Neuroradiology in New York University Medical Center. She has given more than 90 invited lectures in Greek and International congresses and courses and is a faculty member in ECR, ESNR, Erasmus courses CNS I,II MRI and ESOR. She is the author of more than 55 publications in peer review journals (>850 citations in Google Scholar, H index 18) and participated in 7 funded research programs. Her main research is focused on imaging of CNS disorders, including demyelinating and neurodegenerative diseases, lupus, brain tumors, TBI, as well on applications of newer MR sequences, including perfusion imaging and functional MRI and of advanced models of data analysis focused on machine learning and AI. Dr. Papadaki is currently Associate Professor of Radiology-Neuroradiology at the Dpt of Radiology of the Medical School, University of Crete, Affiliated Researcher in Computational BioMedicine Laboratory /Institute of Computer Science-Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Member of the Social MediaCommittee of the European Society of Neuroradiology and Examiner for the European Diploma In Neuroradiology and member of the Balkan Society of Radiology (BSR) Program Planning Committee and Accreditation Council in Imaging (ACI) Policy Committee of the European Board of Radiology (EBR). Google scholar. Email me: fpapada AT otenet.gr
Elias Kehagias, MD, PhD, EBIR, FCIRSE
Assistant Professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Elias Kehagias MD, PhD, EBIR, FCIRSE is an Interventional Radiologist at University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, since 2008 and Assistant Professor of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at University of Crete Medical School, Greece, since 2021. His main areas of expertise are peripheral percutaneous vascular interventions (diagnostic arterial and venous angiographies PTA and stenting, EVAR, emergency and elective embolization, Vascular Access procedures), as well as percutaneous non-vascular interventions (PTCD, ureteral stenting, image guided ablation, drainage and biopsies). His scientific interests also include Diagnostic CT Angiography with a special focus on Perfusion Techniques for the evaluation of Critical Ischemia and Endoleaks following EVARprocedures.
On the field of Vascular Access procedures he has published two technique modifications, the “L-shaped tunnelling technique” for port placement, in 2016, and the “Arm-to-Chest Tunnelling technique” for arm placement of implantable ports or central catheters, in 2019.