Heart disease still ranks as among the leading causes of death in the United States. Recently, two young investigators were recognized for their work in fighting this common killer by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).

Raman Dusaj, M.D., from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., was honored for his submission, “Estimation of Right Atrial and Ventricular Pressure by CT Coronary Angiography.” And Thomas Smith, M.D., from Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles was recognized for his paper, “Assessment of the Morphologic Features of Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease Using 64-slice Multidetector Computed Tomography.”

Dusaj and Smith were chosen from five finalists who presented their work at the SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting held in Las Vegas earlier this summer.

Sponsored by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., through an unrestricted educational grant, the Young Investigator Award is given 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.


(Source: Press Release)