Budoff wins SCCT’s 2016 gold medal award

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announced that Matthew J. Budoff, MD, had won its 2016 Gold Medal Award.

Budoff, the director of cardiac CT at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., will receive the award at the SCCT’s annual meeting in Orlando on June 24.

Budoff, a founding member of SCCT, served as the organization’s president from 2010 to 2011. He was also chair of the annual meeting’s planning committee.

The SCCT said in a news release that Budoff’s research focuses on early detection of cardiovascular events, the progression of coronary calcium in high-risk patients and analyzing the use of non-contrast CT scans of the heart.