News | June 08, 2010

SCCT Selects Young Investigator Award Finalists

June 8, 2010 - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), an international professional society dedicated to research, education and clinical excellence in cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), named the finalists of the fourth annual Young Investigator Award.

The award will be given to two residents or fellows in either radiology or cardiology for their patient care research in the categories of technical and clinical advancement of cardiovascular CT.

This year’s five finalists for the Young Investigator Award are:

· Raman Dusaj, M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C. “Estimation of Right Atrial and Ventricular Pressure by CT Coronary Angiography.”

· Edward Hulten, M.D., Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. “Comparison of Cardiac Computed Tomographic Angiography Image Quality With and Without Breast Shields.”

· Ian Rogers, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. “Comprehensive Cardiothoracic Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Acute Undifferentiated Chest Discomfort in the Emergency Department (CAPTURE) – A Randomized Controlled Diagnostic Trial.”

· Stefan Sawall, M.D., University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany, “Low-Dose Phase-Correlated (LDPC) Cone-Beam Micro-CT of the Mouse Heart.”

· Thomas Smith, M.D., Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, “Assessment of the Morphologic Features of Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease Using 64-slice Multidetector Computed Tomography.”

An independent panel of five editorial advisors will review the submitted papers for scientific accuracy as well as originality, creativity and writing style. The five finalists will each receive a $1,000 travel stipend, complimentary registration to the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Annual Scientific Meeting, July 15-18, 2010, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and a free year of membership with the SCCT. Two finalists will be awarded the Young Investigator Award at the SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting. The award winners’ manuscripts will be eligible for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT), and their work will be highlighted on the Annual Scientific Meeting website.

This is the fourth year Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has supported the Young Investigator Award through an unrestricted educational grant. The award is designed inspire talented individuals to take innovative approaches to improve the utilization of medical imaging and patient care.

For more information: www.scct.org

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