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March 12, 2012


Vienna, Va., March 12, 2012 – The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is now accepting applications for the 6th Annual Toshiba Young Investigator Award (YIA). Sponsored by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., the YIA supports the professional and clinical development of top radiology residents and cardiology fellows within five years of completing a training program.

Each applicant must submit an abstract and a mini-manuscript of 1,000 words, concerning research related to the technical and clinical advancement of cardiovascular CT. Five (5) finalists will be chosen, and each will give an oral presentation at the 7th Annual Scientific Meeting, July 19–22, 2012, in Baltimore, Md. All five finalists will be granted a free year of SCCT membership, a $1,000 travel stipend and free registration to the 7th Annual Scientific Meeting. Two winners will be announced at the meeting and their manuscripts will be eligible for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT) and the work will be highlighted on the 7th Annual Scientific Meeting website.

“The SCCT and Toshiba share a 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 Tim Nicholson, senior manager, Market Development, CT Business Unit, 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 safety in medical imaging.”

For more information about the 6th Annual Toshiba Young Investigator Award please visit

About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

SCCT is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT). With a membership of approximately 3,500, it 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.

With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).