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March 27, 2009


SCCT Now Accepting Submissions; Deadline is April 6th

TUSTIN, California — March 27, 2009 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), the leading international professional society devoted to cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), is now accepting submissions for the third annual Young Investigator Awards. Sponsored by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., the unrestricted educational grant will be awarded to two residents or fellows in either radiology or cardiology for their patient care research in the categories of technical and clinical advancement of cardiovascular CT. The deadline for submissions is April 6, 2009.

Abstracts are being accepted in two categories — Technology of Cardiovascular CT and Clinical Applications of Cardiovascular CT. Applicants may enter by submitting an abstract through the SCCT Web site, Following are details for submissions. More complete criteria is available online.

  • The applicant must be within 5 years of completing training.
  • The material must not be previously published.
  • Material submitted must pertain to research relating to technical and clinical advancement of cardiovascular CT.
  • The application must also include a mini-manuscript (1,000 words or less) in accordance to the guidelines for submission for the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT), and be submitted through a separate email to the managing editor of JCCT, Anna Leong, at

An independent panel of five editorial advisors will review the submitted papers for scientific accuracy, as well as originality, creativity and writing style. Five finalists will be selected and notified by April 20, 2009. Each finalist will receive a $1,000 travel stipend and complimentary registration to the Annual Scientific Meeting and deliver a ten minute lecture presentation of their work. The two entries that best meet the review criteria will receive the Young Investigator Award and be awarded a $2,500 cash prize, trophy, an opportunity for priority peer-reviewed publication in the JCCT and recognition at a Toshiba-sponsored social event.

This year’s award recipients will be announced at the SCCT’s Annual Scientific Meeting, July 16–19, 2009 in Orlando, Fla.

“Toshiba’s support of this award over the past three years demonstrates the company’s commitment to advancing innovations in imaging, designed to improve patient outcomes,” said Dr. Daniel S. Berman, president, SCCT. “Toshiba and SCCT share the commitment to foster the development of top radiology residents and cardiology fellows who will become the cardiac imaging leaders of the future.”

“Toshiba strongly believes in supporting the medical community’s future pioneers,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “The innovations that come from fellows and residents, like those that submit for the Young Investigator Award, will continue to make the difference in patients’ lives.”

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 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 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $77 billion. For more information, visit