SCCT honors three young physicians

Three physicians were named finalists for the 10th annual Toshiba Young Investigators Awards, according to an announcement from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).

The awards recognize radiology residents and cardiology fellows who have completed their training within the past five years. They submitted an abstract and mini-manuscript on research related to cardiovascular CT.

The finalists will give an oral presentation at the SCCT’s annual scientific meeting from June 23 to 26 in Orlando. An independent panel will judge their manuscripts and presentations and will select two winners.

The SCCT said the winners’ manuscripts will be eligible for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

Here are the finalists and the topic of their presentation:

  • Rolf Symons, MD – for “CCTA Reproducibility Of Coronary Plaque Volume: Sample Size Implications For Clinical Trials.”
  • Fabian Plank, MD – for “Are There Gender Differences In Quantitative Coronary Stenosis Parameters For The Prediction Of Hemodynamically Significant Lesions And In Plaque Characteristics By Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography?”
  • Christian Tesche, MD – for “CT-derived FFR: Computational Fluid Dynamics versus Machine Learning” and “Coronary CT Angiography Derived Quantitative Markers For The Prediction Of In-stent Restenosis As Defined By Quantitative Coronary Angiography.”