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Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Announces Finalists for the 
10th Annual SIEMENS Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Awards
Vienna, VA (May 20, 2016) - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announces the finalists for the 10th annual SIEMENS Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Awards. Sponsored by SIEMENS Healthcare , the SOAR Awards Program supports the professional and clinical development of a select number of early career radiologists and cardiologists. Early career physicians and scientists who have completed a cardiovascular CT imaging training program within the last four years were encouraged to apply. From the submissions, six finalists were selected by an independent advisory panel to participate in this competitive program.
This year's finalists are:
Michelle C. Williams, MD, PhD
Use Of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography To Guide Management Of Patients With Coronary Disease In The SCOT-HEART Randomized Controlled Trial           
Guanglei Xiong, MD
Noninvasive Prediction of Fractional Flow Reserve from Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography using Machine Learning        
Alexia Rossi, MD
Dynamic CT Perfusion Imaging: Perfusion Parameters And Analysis Approach
Adriaan Coenen, MD
On-site CT Derived FFR And Dynamic CT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging In Detection Of Functional Coronary Artery Disease       
Lohendran Baskaran, MD
Machine Learning To Predict FFR From CT And Invasive Angiography
Rui Wang, MD
Quantification Of Coronary Artery Calcium On Virtual Non-contrast Enhanced Images Derived From Dual-energy Coronary CT Angiography
All six finalists will attend the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography in Orlando, Florida June 23-26, 2016 . During a dedicated session at the meeting, each finalist will deliver a ten-minute presentation of their work. The abstracts and presentations will be judged by an independent panel. One winning finalist and a runner-up finalist will be recognized. The winning finalist and the runner-up finalist will receive cash prizes, and they must be present at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 26, 2016, to receive their prizes. In addition, the winning finalist will be invited to submit his or her original research manuscript for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
For more information about the 10th annual SOAR Awards Program, please visit SCCT's Website.
About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography  
SCCT is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography. The Society 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 SIEMENS Healthcare
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source  - from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. 

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