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Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Announces Winners of Best Abstract Awards for SCCT2014

Vienna, VA (July 18, 2014) - 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 9th Annual Scientific Meeting. This year, SCCT also highlighted Chinese 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 over 200 oral and poster abstracts were finalized for presentation at this meeting.


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


High-risk Coronary Plaque Predicts Acute Coronary Syndrome Independently of >50% Coronary Stenosis and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Acute Chest Pain - Results from ROMICAT II Trial

Maros Ferencik, Stefan Puchner, Ting Liu, Thomas Mayrhofer, Quynh A. Truong, Hang Lee, Jerome Fleg, John Nagurney, James Udelson, Udo Hoffmann.


Diagnostic Accuracy of Rapid Kilovolt Peak-Switching Dual-Energy CT Coronary Angiography in Patients with High Calcium Score

Saima Mushtaq, Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Erika Bertella, Edoardo Conte, Chiara Segurini, Andrea Baggiano, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Cesare Fiorentini, Mauro Pepi


The CT-RECTOR Score as a New Computed Tomographic Prediction Rule for Successful Guidewire Crossing Through Chronic Total Occlusion Within 30 Minutes

Maksymilian Opolski, Stephan Achenbach, Annika Schuhbaeck, Andreas Rolf, Helge Moellmann, Johannes Rixe, Matthias Renker, Cezary Kepka, Adam Witkowski, Claudia Walther, Christian Schlundt, Holger Nef, Christian Hamm.


Perfusion Indexed Flow Reserve Derived from Myocardial CT Perfusion Imaging Correlates with Hemodynamically Significant Stenoses: Results from the CORE320 Multicenter Study

Richard George, Klaus F. Kofoed, Marc Dewey, Marcus Y. Chen, Tobias Kuhl, Albert Lardo, Matt Matheson, Vishal Mehra, Frank Rybicki, Julie Miller, Christopher Cox, Andrew Arai, Marcelo Di Carli, Joao Lima.


Multicenter Evaluation of the Dynamism of the Aortic Annulus with MDCT

Jonathon Leipsic, Shalan Alaamri, Philipp Blanke, Darra Murphy, Adam Berger, Bruce Precious, Rekha Raju, Cameron Hague, Jen Ellis.


Awarded for Best China Abstract was the following:


80 kVp Coronary CT Angiography Using Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction: A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Single-Blind Study

Mengxi Jiang, Mingyu Zou, Chuang Yi, Gang Hu, Rui Wang, He Wang, Baocui Zhang, Fusheng Gao, Jian Luo, Jian Jiang, Chenglin Zhao, Xiaoying Wang.


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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