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Elena is a medical doctor (dr med) specialising in clinical imaging, healthcare informatics and safe care. Her clinical work focuses on musculoskeletal and osteoporosis imaging with expertise in adult and pediatric bone densitometry and vertebral fracture assesment. Elena has served as the clinical lead of the osteoporosis DXA services at MFT for 6 years, providing expert pediatric and adult DXA and CT bone densitometry and vertebral fracture assessment care. She is an honorary academic clinical fellow at the University of Manchester and an associate lecturer in diagnostic imaging at the University of Derby. 

She is a member of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology Osteoporosis subcommittee and the Royal Osteoporosis Society National Training Accreditation committee. She provides expert consulting for BiobankUK.

Elena's research work focuses on clinical informatics and safe care. She works as a member of a highly skilled and internationally renowned team with academics and entrepreneurs. Their project involves the development of an artificial intelligence tool and the design of a service to improve the incidental identification of osteoporotic vertebral fractures, the implementation of opportunistic osteoporosis screening and the design of holistic care for people with osteoporosis. She served in the Royal Osteoporosis Society Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy Technology working group. She is a member of the IEEE Greece Section Women in Engineering Affinity Group and a full member of the UK Faculty of Clinical Informatics.

Elena's ongoing research on patient safety and safe care uses institutional ethnography to gain insight into the social organisation of learning and practising safe care. She is a member of the international community of institutional ethnographers and the institutional ethnography division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Eleni is the founder of the international institutional ethnography reading club and study group IE Perspective.

Elena holds a competitive postgraduate research scholarship from Queen's University Belfast and completed a competitive FMLM Aspiring National Leadership scholarship from the Royal Osteoporosis Society. 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

2021 .Member of the Academy of Medical Educators AoME

         .Faculty of Clinical Informatics Governance and Representation 

          Standing Committee

         .Faculty of Clinical Informatics Education & Standards Standing Committee

2020  .Full member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI)

         .WHO Global Action on Patient Safety Forum

         .The European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)

         .The International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD)

2019  .The Royal Osteoporosis Society Bone Densitometry Accreditation


         .The Royal Osteoporosis Society Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy, 

         .Technology Working Group

         .The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS)

         .The Society for the Solution of Societal Problems (SSSP)

2017  .The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

2017  .The Royal Osteoporosis Society (previously National Osteoporosis Society)

2016  .International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)

         .European Society for Hybrid Medical Imaging (ESHI)

2015  .British Institute of Radiology (BIR) 

         .British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (BSSR)

         .British Medical Association (BMA)

         .(2015-2020) Manchester Medical Society (MMS)

2014  .European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR)

         .Member of the ESSR Osteoporosis Subcommittee since June 2017

2009  .Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

2008  .European Society of Radiology (ESR)

         .Hellenic Society of Radiology

         .Radiological Society of Northern Greece.


Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Healthcare Management, Hellenic Open University

Award Date: 21 Oct 2013

Master in Science, Healthcare Informatics, University of Bath

Award Date: 11 Jun 2011

Doctor of Medicine, Semmelweis University

Award Date: 20 Jun 2003

External positions

SAS Radiology (musculoskeletal imaging)

1 Oct 20214 Jan 2023

Director Ntanos I&E Healthserve

18 May 2021 → …

Associate Lecturer Diagnostic Imaging / DXA reporting, University of Derby

Nov 2020 → …

Postgraduate PhD researcher, Queen's University Belfast

1 Oct 2017 → …

Acting Consultant - Clinical Lead DXA Services, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

14 Apr 201730 Sept 2021

Research Fellow, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

31 Jul 201530 Apr 2017

Areas of expertise

  • R Medicine (General)
  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Clinical Imaging
  • Radiology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vertebral Fractures
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Institutional Ethnography
  • Safe Care
  • Health Inequalities
  • Health and Public Policy
  • Healthcare Management
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • L Education (General)
  • Medical Education
  • Q Science (General)
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Global inequalities
  • Digital Futures


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