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Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography names finalists for Canon Young Investigator Awards
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Contact: Claire Johns


Phone: 703-766-1712

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography names finalists
 for Canon Young Investigator Awards


Vienna, Va. (May 10, 2019) – Five radiology and cardiology trainees have been selected as finalists for the 13th Annual Canon Young Investigator Awards (YIA) in cardiovascular computed tomography. Each finalist will present their research at the 2019 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Annual Scientific Meeting, July 11 – 14 in Baltimore, Maryland. The YIA program supports the professional and clinical development of top radiology residents and cardiology fellows within five years of completing a training program.

 “SCCT greatly values the long-standing partnership with Canon Medical Systems, a company that recognizes the importance of promoting the research, writing and oral presentation skills of trainees,” says chair of the YIA judging panel, Ronald Karlsberg, MD. “This experience can serve as a springboard for young investigators to become future thought leaders in the field of cardiovascular imaging.”

The following five finalists will give an oral presentation of their manuscript before an independent panel of judges on Saturday, July 13, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm:

Brendan T. Colvert, University of California San Diego
Fernando U. Kay, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Alan C. Kwan, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Priscilla A. McElhinney, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Jonathan Weir-McCall, University of Cambridge

The judges will select two winners, who will be announced at the closing ceremony on Sunday, July 14. Each award winner’s manuscripts will be eligible for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT).



About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Founded in 2005, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is the international professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT), with members from over 60 countries. SCCT is a community of physicians, scientists and technologists advocating for research, education and clinical excellence in the use of CCT. For more information, please visit




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