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Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Announces Finalists for the 9th Annual Toshiba Young Investigator Awards (YIA)


Vienna, VA (June 1, 2015) - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announces the finalists for the 9th Annual Toshiba Young Investigator Awards (YIA). Underwritten by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., the YIA program supports the professional and clinical development of top radiology residents and cardiology fellows within five years of completing a training program.    


Each applicant submitted an abstract and a mini-manuscript of 1,000 words concerning research related to the technical and clinical advancement of cardiovascular CT. Each of the five finalists will be granted a complimentary SCCT membership for one year, a $1,000 travel stipend and free registration to the 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Each finalist will give an oral presentation at the 10th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev., July 16-19, 2015. The manuscripts and presentations will be judged by an independent panel, and two winners will be recognized. The award winners' manuscripts will be eligible for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.


"The SCCT and Toshiba share the commitment to fostering the development of radiology residents and cardiology fellows in becoming tomorrow's diagnostic imaging leaders," said Satrajit Misra, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. "Toshiba's continued sponsorship of this award is a testament to our mission to make a difference by supporting innovative solutions and new approaches to quality patient care and safety in medical imaging."


This year's finalists are:


Michael Cheezum, MD

Effects Of Breast Shielding In Heart Imaging On DNA Double-strand Break Levels (Heart-Break): A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial


Andrew Choi, MD

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring on 320 Detector Row CT Demonstrates Low Interscan Variability at Standard and 70% Reduced Radiation Dose


Sumbal Janjua, MD

Statin Use Is Associated With Lower Likelihood Of High-Risk Coronary Plaque On Coronary CT Angiography, Independent Of Coronary Plaque And Stenosis Burden: Results From The ROMICAT II Trial


Yamato Shimomiya,MD

Dynamic Flow Imaging Of Coronary Aneurysms Associated With Kawasaki Disease Using 320-detector Row CT And Motion Coherence Analysis


Richard Takx, MD

Diagnostic Value of Functional CT for the Evaluation of Hemodynamically Significant Coronary Artery Disease: A Meta-Analysis


For more information about the 9th Annual Toshiba Young Investigator Awards please visit here.


About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

SCCT is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT).  With an expanding global membership, 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, please visit 


About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and cardiovascular equipment, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit Toshiba's website at


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