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Winners of Toshiba Medical-sponsored award honored

Tustin-based corporation sponsors annual Young Investigator Award

By Larry UrishPublished: August 05, 2009

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has named Dr. Chirapa Puntawangkoon and Dr. Thananya Boonyasirinant winners of the third annual Young Investigator Award. The winners were announced at the SCCT’s 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

“The Young Investigator Award cultivates pioneers who will ultimately enhance the safety, comfort and effectiveness of diagnostic imaging,” said Dr. Daniel S. Berman SCCT president. “In today’s economic environment, SCCT’s and Toshiba’s support of this award is all the more critical in finding tomorrow’s medical imaging leaders.”

Five finalists presented their work at the SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting last month. An independent panel of five editorial advisors reviewed the submitted papers for scientific accuracy, originality, creativity and writing style. The Young Investigator Award includes $2,500, a trophy and recognition at a Toshiba-sponsored dinner.

“During my career in diagnostic imaging, I have continually been impressed by the way physicians can see new ways to use imaging equipment, especially CT, to improve protocols and patient care,” said Doug Ryan, senior director, CT Business Unit, Toshiba. “Toshiba is leading innovation in equipment development, and we believe the industry’s young investigators are the ones who are going to continue to develop new applications that will make significant differences within healthcare.”

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