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Vienna, VA (August 16, 2012) - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announces the five winners of the Best Scientific Abstract Awards, which were recently presented at the society's 7th Annual Scientific Meeting. This year, SCCT also highlighted European technology and research with a special collection of abstracts from that region of the world, and presented an award for the best abstract from that collection. A selection of 227 oral and poster abstracts were finalized to be presented at this meeting.


Awarded for Best Abstract in either clinical or technical research were the following:


Quantitative Analysis Of Adverse Coronary Plaque Features In Patients With First Acute Coronary Syndrome And Stable Coronary Artery Disease
Damini Dey, Mohamed Marwan, Ryo Nakazato, Tobias Pflederer, Annika Schuhbaeck, Piotr Slomka, Daniel Berman, Stephan Achenbach.


Effect of a Novel Vendor-Specific Motion-Correction Algorithm on Image Quality and Diagnostic Accuracy in Individuals Undergoing Coronary CT Angiography Without Rate-Control Medications
Jonathon Leipsic, Troy Labounty, Cameron Hague, GB John Mancini, Julie O'Brien, David Wood, Carolyn Taylor, Ricardo Cury, James Earls, Brett Heilbron, James Min.


Assessment of Myocardial Dyssynchrony Using a New CT Based Metric for Regional Function
Amir Pourmorteza, Karl Schuleri, Fady Dawoud, Richard George, Albert Lardo, Elliot McVeigh.


Plaque Attenuation Pattern and the Napkin-Ring Sign As A New Plaque Classification Scheme for Coronary CT Angiography
Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Christopher L. Schlett, Hatem Alkadhi, Matthias F. Kriegel, Masataka Nakano, Fumiyuki Otsuka, Paul Stolzmann, Hans Scheffel, Maros Ferencik, Renu Virmani, Udo Hoffmann.


Coronary CT Angiography in Asymptomatic Individuals - Is it Always Inappropriate? Results from the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium (ACIC)

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Judith Boura, Ann DePetris, Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, Patricia Peyser, Ella Kazerooni, Chad Poopat, Ronald Voice, Souheil Saba, Michael Gallagher, Tauqir Goraya, David Share, Gilbert Raff.   


Awarded for Best Europe Abstract was the following:


Diagnostic Accuracy of Dual Source CT to Identify Coronary Artery Stenosis in Comparison to Quantitative Coronary Angiography: Results of the International Multicenter MEDIC Trial

Stephan Achenbach, Annika Schubaeck, Mohamed Marwan, Sergej Penner, Ravi Bathina, Kristian Ovrehus, Katharina Anders, Udo Hoffmann, Suhny Abbara, Peter Aulbach, Dieter Ropers, Tobias Pflederer, Soeren Gauss, Christoph Becker, Daniel Berman, Joerg Hausleiter.


All abstracts were published in a supplement of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography that was distributed at the meeting and mailed to SCCT members 


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