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

Vienna, VA (August 14, 2014) - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announces the 8th Annual SIEMENS Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Awards Program winner and finalists, who recently received their awards at the society's 9th Annual Scientific Meeting (SCCT2014), held July 10-13, 2014, in San Diego, California.

Supported by an educational grant from SIEMENS Healthcare, the SOAR Awards Program is designed to enhance the research, writing, and oral presentation skills of radiology residents and cardiology fellows and may provide the catalyst for some trainees to become future thought leaders in the field of cardiovascular imaging.

This year, applicants submitted abstracts on the designated topic of Cardiac CT in Cardiovascular Surgery, and six finalists were selected by an independent advisory panel to give oral presentations during a special session at SCCT2014. One first-place winner and one runner-up finalist received cash prizes, and the first-place winner will also have an opportunity to submit his work to the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT) for possible publication.

This year's SOAR Awards Program first-place winner is:

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

This year's SOAR Awards Program runner-up finalist is:

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

The other four finalists of this year's SOAR Awards Program are as follows:

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

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

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

About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
(SCCT) is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT). It 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

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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