PUBLICATIONS

Journal papers

  • Damianou, C., Ioannides, K., Milonas, ‘Positioning device for MRI-guided high intensity focused ultrasound system’, Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2 (6) pp. 335-345, 2008.
  • C. Damianou, Ioannides K., Hadjisavas V., Milonas N., Couppis A, Iosif D, ‘In vitro and in vivo brain ablation created by high intensity focused ultrasound and monitored by MRI’, IEEE Transaction on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 56(6), pp. 1189-1198, 2009.
  • Mylonas N., Ioannides K., Hadjisavvas V., Iosif D., Kyriacou P., Damianou C.’Evaluation of fast spin echo MRI sequence for an MRI guided high intensity focused ultrasound system for in vivo rabbit liver ablation’ J. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 2010, 3, 241-246
  • C. Damianou, Ioannides K., Hadjisavas V., Milonas N., Couppis A., D. Iosif, P. Kyriacou’ MRI monitoring of lesions created at temperature below the boiling point and of lesions created above the boiling point using High Intensity Focused ultrasound’, J. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3, 763-775, 2010.
  • Hadjisavvas V., Ioannides K., Komodromos M., Mylonas N., Damianou C., ‘Evaluation of the contrast between tissues and thermal lesions in rabbit in vivo produced by high intensity focused ultrasound using fast spin echo MRI sequences’, J. Biomedical Science and Engineering, 4, 51-61, 2010.
  • Couppis A., Damianou C., Kyriakou P., Lafon C., Chavrier F., Chapelon JYy, Birer A.’Heart ablation using a planar rectangular high intensity ultrasound transducer and MRI guidance’, Ultrasonics, 52, 821-829, 2012.
  • Mylonas, N. and Damianou, C. (2013), MR compatible positioning device for guiding a focused ultrasound system for the treatment of brain deseases. Int. J. Med. Robotics Comput. Assist. Surg.. doi: 10.1002/rcs.1501
  • Damianou C., Hadjisavvas V., Mylonas N., Couppis, A., Ioannides K., ‘MRI-Guided Sonothrombolysis of Rabbit Carotid Artery’, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Vol 22 (7), pp. ?, 2013.
  • Yiallouras C., Mylonas N., Damianou C. ‘MR compatible positioning device for guiding a Focused ultrasound system for transrectal  treatment of  prostate cancer’, Computer-Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2013.
  • Damianou C., Christofi C., Mylonas N., Simulation of the Thermal and Mechanical Effects of a Planar Rectangular High Intensity Ultrasound Transducer to Be Used for Destroying Atherosclerotic Plaque Engineering, 2013, 5, 347-351, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/eng.2013.510B070.
    Damianou C., Mylonas N., Ioannides K., ‘Sonothromblysis in Combination with Thrombolytic Drugs in a Rabbit Model Using MRI-Guidance’, Engineering, 2013, 5, 352-356, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/eng.2013.510B071
  • Damianou C., Hadjisavvas V., Ioannides K., ‘In vitro and in vivo evaluation of an MRI-guided focused ultrasound system for dissolving clots in combination with thrombolytic drugs’, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Apr 2014. Epub 2014 Apr 29.
  • Yiallouras C., Damianou C.’Review of MRI positioning devices for guiding focused ultrasound systems’, Int J Med Robotics Comput Assist Surg (2014), Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1601.
  • Menikou G, Dadakova T, Pavlina M, Bock M, Damianou C., MRI compatible head phantom for ultrasound surgery. Ultrasonics. 2015, Mar;57:144-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2014.11.004. Epub 2014 Nov 20.
  • Yiallouras C., Ioannides C., Dadakova T., Pavlina M., Bock M., Damianou C., ‘Three axis MR conditional robot for high intensity focused ultrasound for treating prostate diseases’, Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, 2015, 3:2, DOI 10.1186/s40349-014-0023-2.
  • Epaminonda E, Drakos T, Kalogirou C, Theodoulou M, Yiallouras C, Damianou C.,  MRI guided focused ultrasound robotic system for the treatment of gynaecological tumors, Int J Med Robot. 2015 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/rcs.1653
  • Yiannakou M, Trimikliniotis M, Yiallouras C, Damianou C. Evaluation of focused ultrasound algorithms: Issues for reducing pre-focal heating and treatment time. Ultrasonics. 65 (2016), pp. 145-153. doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2015.10.007.
  • Sagias G., Yiallouras C., Ioannides K., Damianou C., An MRI-conditional motion phantom for the evaluation of high-intensity focused ultrasound protocols, Int J Med Robot. , DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1709, 2015.
  • C. Damianou, A. Couppis, ‘Feasibility study for removing calcified material using a planar rectangular ultrasound transducer, Journal of Ultrasound, 19 (2), pp 115-123, 2016.
  • N. Papadopoulos, C. Damianou, ‘In vitro evaluation of focused ultrasound enhanced TNK-TPA mediated thrombolysis’ Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, May, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2016.03.051.
  • G. Menikou, C. Yiallouras, M. Yiannakou, C. Damianou, ‘MRI guided Focused Ultrasound Robotic System for the Treatment of bone cancer’, The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 2016.
  • Menikou G., Yiannakou M., Yiallouras C., Ioannides C., Damianou C., ‘MRI-compatible bone phantom for evaluating ultrasonic thermal exposures’, Ultrasonics, 2016.


Conference papers

  • C .Damianou, K. Ioannides, V. HadjiSavas, N. Milonas, A. Couppis, D. Iosif, M. Komodromos F. Vrionides, ‘Thermal ablation system using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and guided by MRI’ , International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, Oxford, England, 28 August-2 September 2006.
  • C. Damianou, N. Milonas, V. HadjiSavas, A. Couppis, D. Iosif, K. Ioannides, ‘Thermal ablation system using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and guided by MRI’ CARS 2008 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, June 25 -  28, Barcelona, Spain ,2008.
  • C. Damianou, K. Ioannides, V. HadjiSavas, N. Milonas, A. Couppis, D. Iosif, M. Komodromos F. Vrionides, ‘Thermal ablation system using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and guided by MRI’ , International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, Minneapolis, 10-13 September, 2008.
  • Christakis Damianou, "Moisture Detection of oil in power transformers using ultrasonic techniques ", MEDPOWER 2008, Thesaloniki, Greece 2-5 November 2008.
  • Christakis Damianou, ‘Small animal models in therapeutic ultrasound’, Brain workshop, Washington DC, organized by Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation, 22-25 March 2009.
  • C.Damianou, K. Ioannides, V. HadjiSavas, N. Milonas, A. Couppis, D. Iosif, M. Komodromos, F. Vrionides, ‘High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) system guided by MRI’. 12th World Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 30 August – 3 September 2009, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia.
  • C.Damianou, N. Milonas, V. HadjiSavas, A. Couppis, D. Iosif, K. Ioannides,  Evaluation of the contrast between tissues in rabbit in vivo andthermal lesions produced by HIFU using fast spin echo MRI sequences in liver, kidney, heart, brain and pancreas. International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, Aux En Provence, France, 23-26 September, 2009.
  • C. Damianou, K. Ioannides, N. Mylonas, V. HadjiSavvas, A. Couppis, D. Iosif ‘Liver ablation using a high intensity focused ultrasound system and MRI guidance’, 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, November 5-7, 2009, Larnaca, Cyprus.
  • V. HadjiSavvas, C. Damianou, K. Ioannides, N. Mylonas, , A. Couppis, P. Kyriakou, D. Iosif, , T. Hadji Charambous, G. Parea, ‘Penetration of high intensity focused ultrasound in vitro and in vivo rabbit brain using MR imaging. ’, 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, November 5-7, 2009, Larnaca, Cyprus.
  • C. Damianou, . Hadjisavas, K. Ioannides**, G. Parea, ‘Therapeutic system for brain cancer and stroke using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) under MRI guidance’.  14 th Conference on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME), Singapore 1-6 Aug, 2010.
  • C. Damianou, . Hadjisavas, K. Ioannides, G. Parea, ‘Brain diseases therapy using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) under MRI guidance’.  EUROSON, August 22-25, Denmark 2010.
  • N. Mylonas, V. Hadjisavvas, C. Damianou, An MR compatible positioning device for treating brain cancer and stroke using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) under MRI guidance, 10 th meeting of the International Society of Theraputic Ultrasound, ISTU10, Toky, Japan, June 9-12, 2010.
  • Couppis, K.s Ioannides,  N. Mylonas,  D. Iosif, P. Kyriakou,C.Lafon, F. Chavrier J. Chapelon, M. Komodromos, C. Damianou, Evaluation of an MRI guided planar rectangular high intensity focused ultrasound transducer for thermal ablation of cardiac tissue, 10 th meeting of the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, ISTU10, Tokyo, Japan, June 9-12, 2010.
  • N. Mylonas, C. Damianou MR-guided focused ultrasound robot for performing experiments on large animals, 10 th meeting of the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, ISTU10, Tokyo, Japan, June 9-12, 2010.
  • V. Hadjisavvas, K. Ioannides, C. Damianou, Feasibility of using MR-guided focused pulsed ultrasound for the treatment of stroke using thrombolytic drugs in an in vitro model. 10 th meeting of the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, ISTU10, Tokyo, Japan, June 9-12, 2010.
  • V. Hadjisavvas, C. Damianou, A simulation model for predicting temperature during the application of MR-guided focused ultrasound for stroke treatment using pulsed ultrasound,10 th meeting of the International Society of Theraputic Ultrasound, ISTU10, Tokyo, Japan, June 9-12, 2010.
  • Damianou, N. Milonas ‘Therapeutic System for Brain Cancer and Stroke Using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Under MRI Guidance’, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Vol. 37 (8), Supplement, 73-77, 2011.
  • V. Hadjisavvas, C. Damianou An MR-compatible phantom for evaluating the propagation of high intensity focused ultrasound through the skull. 10 th meeting of the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound, ISTU10, Tokyo, Japan, June 9-12, 2010.
  • V. Hadjisavvas, C. Damianou, K. Ioannides, An MR-compatible phantom for evaluating the propagation of high intensity focused ultrasound through the skull, Theraputic Ultrasound, ISTU10, New York, USA, April 9-12, 2011.
  •  Christakis Damianou, Nicos Milonas, ‘Therapeutic system for brain cancer and stroke using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) under MRI guidance’.  13th World Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB),Vienna, Austria, 26-29 Aug 2011.
  • V. Hadjisavvasc, N. Milonas . Ioannides, C. Damianou, Skull phantom for evaluating protocols of high intensity focused ultrasound for the treatment of ischemic stroke. 13th World Congress of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB),Vienna, Austria, 26-29 Aug 2011.
  • C. Damianou, V. HadjiSavvas, K. Ioannides An MR-compatible skull phantom, CARS 2010 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, June 23 -  26, Berlin, Germany, 2010.
  • Damianou C., Milonas N. , Andersson I.. Petersson B., Samanni S., Ringius M., Looney L., Larsson A., Andersson M., Livadiotis D., Ramse B.,Kampf P., Transfer of Integration of Workplace Learning in Vocational Teacher and Supervisor Education (TIWOLTE), 5th International Conference on “Excellence in Education 2011, Istanbul, 6-9 July 2011.
  • C. Damianou, V. Hadjisavvas, MRI-guided sonothrombolysis for destroying clots in vitro and in vivo rabbit model using thrombolytic drugs, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2011, Caribe Royale, Orlando, Florida, USA October 18-21, 2011
  • Yiallouras C., Marinos I., Alexis A., HadjiSavvas V., Milonas N., Damianou C., A software platform controlling an MRI guided focused ultrasound system for cancer therapy 12th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, November 11-13, Larnaca, Cyprus.
  • C. Damianou ‘An MRI guided focused ultrasound  (MRgFUS) system for stroke treatment : in vitro and in vivo evaluation, American Institute of Physics, Phoenix, AZ, USA, April, 28/3-1/4, 2012.
  • C. Damianou, V.hadjisavvas ‘Sonothrombolysis using an MRI guided focused ultrasound  (MRgFUS) system’, World congress on biomedical engineering and medical physics, Beijing, China, 25 May-June 1 st, 2012.
  • C. Damianou, V. HadjiSavvas, N. Milonas, K. Ioannides.  ‘A Rabbit Carotid Artery Model For Destroying Clots Using Focused Ultrasound And rt-PA Under MRA Monitoring, ISTU 2013 May 12-15, Shanghai China.
  • Damianou C., HadjiSavvas V., Milonas N., Ioannides K., ‘Evaluation of a rabbit carotid artery model for dissolving clots using pulsed focused ultrasound and rtPA under MRI monitoring’,  IEEE-UFFC, July 21-25, Prague 2013.
  • Damianou C., Christofi C., Mylonas N., ‘Simulation of the Thermal and Mechanical Effects of a Planar Rectangular High Intensity Ultrasound Transducer to Be Used for Destroying Atherosclerotic Plaque’ International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, China, Sep 26th-28th, 2013.
  • Damianou C., Mylonas N., Ioannides K., ‘Sonothromblysis in Combination with Thrombolytic Drugs in a Rabbit Model Using MRI-Guidance International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, China, Sep 26th-28th, 2013.
  • Yiallouras C., Mylonas N., Damianou C., MRI compatible positioning device for focused ultrasound prostate cancer treatment European Focused ultrasound surgery, Rome, October 10-11, 2013.
  • Yiallouras C., Mylonas N., Damianou C. MRI compatible positioning device for high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) prostate cancer treatment. 15 th international conference on Biomedical engineering, ICBME 2013, Dec 4-7, 2013, Singapore.
  • Yiallouras C., Mylonas N., Damianou C MRI compatible positioning device for focused ultrasound prostate cancer treatment, ISTU 14, Las Vegas, USA, April 2-5, 2014.
  • Damianou C, Mylonas N., Sonothrombolysis using MRI-guided focused ultrasound in combination with thrombolytic drugs in the rabbit carotid, ISTU 14, Las Vegas, USA, April  2-5, 2014.
  • Yiannakou M., Yiallouras C., Mylonas N.,Damianou N., MR-guided focused ultrasound robot for animal experiments’, ISTU 14, Las Vegas, USA, April  2-5, 2014.