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Prof. Dr.
Dimos Baltas

Department of Radiation Oncology
Phone: 0049-761-270-94821



  • 1978-1983 Studies of Physics, University of Athens, Greece. IKY grant by the Greek government during the first 3 years
  • 1983-1988 Postgraduate studies and doctorate, University of Heidelberg, Radiology Center, Physics Department.
  • 1985-1987 Grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for doctoral studies, University of Heidelberg
  • 1996 Award of academic title “Adjunct Research Associated University Professor” in Medical Physics & Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS)
  • 2011 Associate Professor (W2) of Medical Radiation Physics, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
  • 2015 Full Professor (W3) and Head of Medical Physics Division, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical Center – University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Inverse optimization and inverse planning in interventional radiation oncology
  • Biological models (TCP, NTCP) for the optimization and individualization of radiation therapy
  • Application of Monte Carlo simulation methods for dosimetry of low, medium and high energy photon radiation

Selected publications

  • Mavroidis P, ... Baltas D. Comparison of different fractionation schedules toward a single fraction in HDR brachytherapy as monotherapy for low-risk prostate cancer using 3D radiobiological models. Int. J. Rad. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2014; Vol. 88, No. 1, 216-223, 2014.
  • Baltas D et al. A radiobiological investigation on dose and dose rate for permanent implant brachytherapy of breast using 125I and 103Pd sources. Med. Phys. 2010; 37, No 6, 2572-2586.
  • Milickovic N, Lahanas M, Papagianopoulou M, Zamboglou N, Baltas D. Multiobjective anatomy-based dose optimization for HDRbrachytherapy with constraint free deterministic algorithms. Phys. Med. Biol. 2002; 47(13), 2263-2280.
  • Cotrutz C, Lahanas M, Kappas C, Baltas, D. A Multiobjective Gradient-based dose Optimization Algorithm for External Beam Conformal Radiotherapy. Phys. Med. Biol. 2001; 46, 2161-2175.
  • Baltas D et al. A Conformal Index (COIN) to Evaluate Implant Quality and Dose Specifi cation in Brachytherapy. Int. J. Rad. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 1998; Vol. 40, No 2, 515-524.

Research methods

  • Multi-objective optimization and inverse planning
  • Monte Carlo simulation