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Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Announces Finalists for the 8th Annual SIEMENS Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Awards

Vienna, VA (May 05, 2014) - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announces the finalists for the 8th annual SIEMENS Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Awards.  Sponsored by SIEMENS Healthcare, the SOAR Awards Program supports the professional and clinical development of top radiologists and cardiologists.  Applicants submitted abstracts on the designated topic of Cardiac CT in Cardiovascular Surgery. Based on the abstracts, a maximum of six (6) finalists were selected by an independent advisory panel to participate in this competitive program.

This year's finalists are:

Kongkiat Chaikriangkrai, MD
Evaluation of Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction by Multi-Detector Cardiac Computed Tomography Using Intraoperative Findings as Gold Standard in Patients with Redo Prosthetic Valve Surgery

Anne Chin, FRCPC
Acute Limited Intimal Tears (Class 3) of the Aorta: Risk Factors and Prognosis

Andrew Choi, MD
Diagnostic Accuracy of Cardiac CT in Comparison to Intraoperative Findings in Reoperative Cardiac Surgery and Clinical Outcomes

Holger Haubenreisser, MD
CT Planning of Aortic Valve Replacement: Evaluation of Virtually Reconstructed Ultra low keV Monoenergetic Reconstructions Based on 3rd generation Dual-Energy CT with Low Iodinated Contrast Material

Nam Ju Lee, MD
Correlation between Maximum Aortic Valve Opening Area and Maximum Annulus Size: Which Is the Right Phase for TAVR Planning?

Young Joo Suh, MD
Can We Detect Clinically Significant Pannus In Mechanical Aortic Valve?: The Usefulness Of Cardiac Computed Tomography

All six finalists will attend the 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography in San Diego, Calif., July 10-13, 2014. During a dedicated session at the meeting, each finalist will deliver a ten-minute lecture presentation of their work. The abstracts and presentations will be judged by an independent panel, and one winning finalist and a runner-up finalist will be recognized. The winning finalist and the runner-up finalist will receive cash prizes, and they must be present at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, July 13, 2014, to receive their prizes. In addition, the winning finalist will be invited to submit his or her original research manuscript for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
(SCCT) is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT).  SCCT is acknowledged and recognized as the representative and advocate for research, education, and clinical excellence in the use of cardiovascular computed tomography.  For more information on the society's mission and goals, please see the SCCT Website at:

About SIEMENS Healthcare
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source - from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective.