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February 24, 2010


SCCT Now Accepting Submissions; Deadline is April 2nd

TUSTIN, Calif., Feb. 24, 2010 – The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), the leading international professional society dedicated to research, education and clinical excellence in cardiovascular computed tomography (CT), is now accepting submissions for the fourth 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 2, 2010.

Abstracts are being accepted in two categories – Technology of Cardiovascular CT, or Clinical Applications of Cardiovascular CT. Applicants may enter by submitting an abstract through the SCCT Web site Following are details for submissions. Complete criteria is available online
• The applicant must be within five 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 in mid-April. Each finalist will receive a $1,000 travel stipend and complimentary registration to the Annual Scientific Meeting taking place July 15-18, 2010 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and a free year of membership with the SCCT. The two entries that best meet the review criteria will receive the Young Investigator Award. The award winners’ manuscripts will be eligible for priority peer-reviewed publication in the JCCT, and the work will be highlighted on the Annual Scientific Meeting Web site.

“The Young Investigator Awards enable the best and brightest residents and fellows to share their vision of the future in patient care,” said Jack A. Ziffer, PhD, MD, and president, SCCT. “Research funding is limited during these challenging economic times, so SCCT and Toshiba’s support of this award is instrumental in enabling young leaders to enhance the safety, comfort and effectiveness of medical imaging.”

“The SCCT shares Toshiba’s commitment to fund research and advance innovation by fostering the development of radiology residents and cardiology fellows to become tomorrow’s diagnostic imaging leaders,” said Doug Ryan, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Development, Toshiba. “Toshiba’s continued sponsorship of this award is a testament to our mission to make a difference in patients’ lives by supporting innovative solutions and new approaches to quality patient care and patient safety in medical imaging.”

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 worldwide leader in technology, electronic and electrical products, digital consumer products, electronic devices and components, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875 and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $73 billion. For more information, visit Toshiba’s web site at