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Finalists for the 11th Annual Toshiba Medical Young Investigator Awards (YIA)
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Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Announces Finalists for the 11th Annual Toshiba Medical Young Investigator Awards (YIA)


Vienna, VA (May 26, 2017) – The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announces the finalists for the 11th Annual Toshiba Medical Young Investigator Awards (YIA). Supported 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 concerning research related to the technical and clinical advancement of cardiovascular CT. Each of the six finalists will be granted a complimentary SCCT membership for one year, a $1,000 travel stipend, and free registration to the SCCT’s 12th Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC (July 6-9, 2017). Each finalist will give an oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The manuscripts and presentations will be judged by an independent panel, and two winners will then be recognized at the Meeting. The award winners’ manuscripts will be eligible for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.


“Toshiba Medical’s continued support of this program is a testament to our mission to make a difference by supporting innovative solutions for quality patient care and safety in medical imaging,” said Dominic Smith, Senior Director, CT, Nuclear Medicine, and MR Business Units, Toshiba America Medical Systems. “SCCT and Toshiba Medical share the commitment to foster the development of radiology residents and cardiology fellows so they can become leaders of the future.”


This year's finalists are:


Imaging Phenotyping of Perivascular Adipose Tissue Using Computed Tomography Detects Coronary Inflammation in Humans

Evangelos Oikonomou, MD

Coronary Flow Quantification Using Dynamic 320-detector CT Angiography with Motion Coherence Image Processing; Comparison to Trans Attenuation Gradient

Kenji Fukushima, MD, PhD

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Evaluation with 320-row MDCT Compared to Rubidium-82 PET for the Detection of Significant Coronary Artery Disease.

Roberto Dantas, Jr., MD

Validation of Single-Energy Metal Artifact Reduction in Cardiac Computed Tomography: A Clinical and Phantom Study

Daniel Groves, MD

Diagnostic Performance of CT Derived Fractional Flow Reserve using Reduced Order Modelling and CT Stress Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Detection of Haemodynamically Significant Coronary Stenosis

Abdul Rahman Ihdayhid, MB, BS

Tissue-Mimicking 3D Printing for the Prediction of Post-TAVR Paravalvular Leak In Vitro

Zih Huei Wang, MS


For more information about the 11th Annual Toshiba Young Investigator Awards please visit here. Click to register for SCCT2017 or book  your hotel room at a discounted rate!

About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

SCCT is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography. The Society 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 Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Toshiba America Medical Systems, a Canon Group company headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment. For more information, visit Toshiba Medical’s website at

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