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May 1, 2007


Toshiba Provides Funding for New Annual Award through Unrestricted Educational Grant

TUSTIN, CA — May 1, 2007 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), the leading professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), today announced a new annual award program focused on innovation in the field of patient care. The Young Investigator’s Award, sponsored by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. through an unrestricted educational grant, will be awarded to two physicians for their patient care research in the categories of clinical and technical cardiovascular CT. This year’s award recipients will be announced at the SCCT’s second Annual Scientific Meeting July 5–8, 2007. Each recipient will receive $2,500 and will have their manuscripts and abstracts published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the official journal of the SCCT.

“Toshiba is honored to support SCCT’s Young Investigator’s Award as part of our commitment to supporting education, patient care, training and technological innovation in the healthcare community,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit at Toshiba. “We hope the SCCT’s Young Investigator’s Award will inspire young physicians to develop new ways to improve and enhance patient care in the field of cardiovascular CT.”

“As an industry organization committed to the advancement of cardiovascular CT, we are honored to partner with Toshiba, a company we regard as a leader and purveyor of integrity in the field,” explained Stephan Achenbach, MD, president of the SCCT.

The SCCT is now reviewing abstracts for the Young Investigator’s Award in two categories – clinical and technical aspects of cardiac CT. Deadline for submission was April 3, 2007. Award details are as follows:

  • Manuscripts must be 2,500 words or less.
  • The submitted manuscript must be formatted according to the guidelines of JCCT (go to for more details on specifications).
  • The material must not be previously published.
  • The applicant must be within five years of fellowship training.

About SCCT
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography is a professional medical membership organization with more than 3,600 members that addresses all issues pertaining to the field of cardiovascular computed tomography. For more information, please visit

About Toshiba
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, an independent group company of Toshiba Corporation, is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 172,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $62 billion. For more information, please