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June 19, 2008


Award Winners to be Recognized at Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Annual Scientific Meeting

TUSTIN, California — June 19, 2008 — Continuing its mission to improve the quality of patient care, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has named the finalists of the second annual Young Investigators Award. Sponsored by Toshiba through an unrestricted educational grant, the Young Investigators Award will be awarded to two physicians for their patient care research in the categories of clinical and technical cardiovascular CT.

The five finalists for the Young Investigators Award are:

  • “Multidetector 64-CT Angiography Increases the Diagnostic Value of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Symptomatic Patients with Equivocal Myocardial Perfusion” by Amgad Makaryus, M.D., North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • “Non-Invasive Visualization of Coronary Venous Anatomy with 64 Multi-detector Computerized Tomography to Guide Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Lead Implantation” by John Catanzaro, M.D., North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • “Comparison between Multi-Slice Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Assessment of Interatrial Septum” by Abdalla Elagha, M.D., NHLBI National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • “Multi-detector Computed Tomography to Exclude Left Atrial Thrombus Prior to Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation” by Matthew Martinez, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
  • “Characterization of Aortic Root and Valve Morphology by Multislice CT: Implications for Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement” by Andrew Rivard, M.D., University of Florida, Department of Radiology, Gainesville, FL

This year’s award recipients will be announced at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, July 17–20, 2008. Each recipient will receive $2,500 and have their manuscripts and abstracts published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the official journal of the SCCT.

“Toshiba is very excited to continue recognizing physicians who are improving patient care through their research,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “We are proud to support this award, as it provides solutions for the increasingly important issue of patient care. As a leader in CT technology, Toshiba is committed to offering patients comfortable, safe and effective exams.”

All finalists will receive an all expenses paid trip to the SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting. The manuscripts and presentations will be judged by an independent panel and the two winners will be recognized during an SCCT/Toshiba reception.

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 Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $67 billion. For more information, visit