ASRT endows $25K to cardiovascular imaging research

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

February 3, 2020 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation has awarded Kevin Evans, PhD, of Ohio State University $25,000 to investigate the viability of using ultrasound instead of CT for calcium scoring.

"This project has important significance, as it is designed to address the need for better screening assessment for adults typically given a statin or medication to control hypertension, but not a more [thorough] diagnostic workup," Evans said.

If successful, Evan and colleagues posit that ultrasound could serve as a more cost-effective, radiation-free alternative to coronary artery calcium scoring on CT.

The ASRT provides grants to radiologic science professionals at various stages of research, including $3,000 to new researchers, $4,000 to emerging researchers, and $25,000 to experienced researchers.


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