Selected Publications

1. The most recent book chapter:

  • C. Balas, G. Epitropou, C. Pappas: "Multi/Hyper-Spectral Imaging" in Handbook of Biomedical Optics, Taylor&Francis Books, Inc, USA, 2011

"This excellent reference provides comprehensive coverage of the recent developments in biomedical optics. It is intended to be used as a resource for scientists and graduate students in biomedical engineering and optics.In addition to background information on classical optics, irradiation guidelines and tissue optical properties, this book offers a thorough treatment of tomographic and microscopic imaging technologies.. This outstanding handbook also addresses spectroscopy in connection with multi/hyper spectral imaging techniques, photodynamic therapy and nanotechnologies within the context of molecular probe development. The reader will also benefit from an extensive bibliography".Optics and photonics news, optical society of America

2. Publications as single author

  • C. Balas, "Review of biomedical optical imaging—a powerful, non-invasive, non-ionizing technology for improving in vivo diagnosis" Meas. Sci. Technol. IoP, 20 104020, 2009
  • C. Balas, "A Novel Optical Imaging Method for the Early Detection, Quantitative Grading and Mapping of Cancerous and Precancerous lesions of Cervix", IEEE-Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 48, No 1, pp. 96-104, 2001
  • C. Balas, "An imaging colorimeter for the non contact tissue color mapping", IEEE-Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 44 6, pp. 468-474, 1997.

3. Recent (last four years) peer reviewed publications

  • D. Iliou, G. Epitropou, V. Kavvadias, A. Tsapras, C. Rossos, C. Galaras and C. Balas "Artificial Spectral Vision for Studying the Spectral, the Spatial and the Temporal Characteristics of Dynamic Optical Phenomena in Biomedicine" in IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques Oct 14-17, 2014 Santorini, Greece
  • T. M. Giakoumakis, G. Papoutsoglou, D. Haidopoulos and C. Balas "Estimation and Mapping of Cervical Neoplasia-Related Parameters through the Comparison of the in vivo Measured with the in silico Modeled Dynamic Bio-Optical Characteristics" in IEEE 14th International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering Nov. 10-12, 2014 USA
  • G. Papoutsoglou and C.Balas "Estimation of Neoplasia-Related Biological Parameters through Modeling and Sensitivity Analysis of Optical Molecular Imaging Data" IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 60, No. 5, pp. 1241-1249, 2013
  • A. Zaal, J. A. Louwers, J. Berkhof, M. Kocken, W.A. Harmsel, G.C.M. Graziosi, J. W.M. Spruijt, C. Balas, E. Papagiannakis, P. J. F. Snijders, C.J.L.M. Meijer, F.J. van Kemenade, R. H. M. Verheijen. "Agreement between colposcopic impression and histological diagnosis among HPV16 positive women: a clinical trial using dynamic spectral imaging colposcopy". BJOG. Apr;119(5):537-544 2012
  • J. A. Louwers, A. Zaal, M. Kocken, W.A. ter Harmsel, G.C.M. Graziosi, J.W.M. Spruijt, J.Berkhof, C. Balas, E. Papagiannakis, P. J. F. Snijders, C.J.L.M. Meijer, F. J. van Kemenade, R. H. M. Verheijen "Dynamic Spectral Imaging Colposcopy: Higher sensitivity for detection of premalignant cervical lesions" BJOG. pp. 309-18 Feb;118(3): 2011
  • William P Soutter, .., C. Balas. "Dynamic Spectral Imaging-Improving Colposcopy" Clinical Cancer Research 15, 1814, 2009
  • C. Balas, G. Papoutsoglou, and A. Potirakis, "In vivo molecular imaging of cervical neoplasia using acetic acid as biomarker", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 29-42, Jan-Feb, 2008
  • G. Epitropou, V. Kavvadias, D. Iliou, E. Stathopoulos, and C. Balas "A Real-Time Spectral Mapper as an Emerging Diagnostic Technology in Biomedical Sciences" accepted for presentation at the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'13) Osaka, Japan on July 3-7, 2013
  • V. Kavvadias, G. Epitropou, N. Georgiou, F. Grozou, M. Paschopoulos and C. Balas "A Novel Endoscopic Spectral Imaging Platform Integrating K-Means Clustering for Early and non-Invasive Diagnosis of Endometrial Pathology" accepted for presentation at the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'13) Osaka, Japan on July 3-7, 2013
  • G. Papoutsoglou, T. Giakoumakis and C. Balas Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Optical Imaging of Cervix, in vivo: A Paradigm for Mapping Neoplasia-Related Parameters" accepted for presentation at the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'13) Osaka, Japan on July 3-7, 2013
  • V. Kavvadias, C. Balas "Quantitative assessment of the pupillary photomotor response dynamics to tunable, narrow band stimuli, accepted in IEEE 12th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Bioengineering (BIBE), 2012
  • G. Papoutsoglou, M. Stamatiadou, C. Balas "In silico modeling and global optimization of dynamic bio-optical processes for probing, in vivo, biological features of neoplasia" IEEE-iCBCB 2012, Macau, China May 28-30, 2012
  • G. Papoutsoglou, A. Anastasopoulou, G. Stavrakakis, W.P. Soutter and C. Balas, "In vivo Dynamic Imaging, in silico Modeling and Global Sensitivity Analysis for the Study and the Diagnosis of Epithelial Neoplasia" 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS Boston, Massachusetts USA, August 30 - September 3, 2011
  • V. Margariti, M. Zervakis and C. Balas "Wavelet and Physical Parametric Analysis of the Acetowhitening Optical Effect: Comparative Evaluation of Performances in non-invasive Diagnosis of Cervical Neoplasia" 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine Corfu, Greece, November 2-5, 2010
  • C. Balas, G. Papoutsoglou, C. Loukas, Y. Skiadas, C. Pappas, D. Haidopoulos, E. Diakomanolis, W.P. Soutter "In vivo assessment of microstructural and functional alterations in cervical neoplasia" ECBO-OSA, Munich, 2009
  • Costas Balas, (invited) "Novel Optical Imaging Technologies for in vivo Diagnosis and Screening", IEEE International Workshop on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST 2008), September 10-11, Chania, Island of Crete, Greece, 2008
  • G. Papoutsoglou, A. Potirakis C. Balas, "Modelling of epithelia transport phenomena related with the acetowhitening optical changes: potential for the in vivo diagnosis of cervical neoplasia.", SPIE, Strasbourg, France, 2008
  • A. Tsapras, E. Terzakis, A. Makris, E. Papadakis, G. Papoutsoglou, E. Papagiannakis, C. Tsatsanis, E. Stathopoulos, C. Balas, "Hyperspectral Imaging for Skin Cancer Diagnosis in Mice", 6th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering, Chania, Crete, 19-21 June 2008