Radiologist Awarded 2011 Hitachi Medical Systems/RSNA Grant
Cleveland, Ohio (June 30, 2011) – The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation awarded 2011 Hitachi Medical Systems/RSNA grant to Vinay Duddalwar, M.D. The grant is made possible by Hitachi’s generous support of the RSNA R&E Foundation.
The Hitachi Medical Systems/RSNA Research Seed Grant enables investigators to test hypotheses and conduct feasibility studies en route to major trials. These pilot phases of projects are critical to the development of applications for funding from major corporate and federal sources. The grant award is $40,000 for a one-year study.
Vinay Duddalwar, M.D., University of Southern California, will conduct a pilot study on the use of contrast enhanced ultrasound to evaluate and manage renal masses in patients with poor renal function. This technology may prove to be an effective imaging modality to differentiate atypical masses and complex cystic lesions without the use of ionizing radiation.
The RSNA R&E Foundation is awarding a total of 74 grants in 2011 valued at $2.7 million. “Hitachi’s generosity will support research for new products, new technologies, new tools and new treatments that are waiting to be discovered,” said Theresa C. McLoud, M.D., Chair of the RSNA R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. “There is nothing more critical to the future of radiology than the ownership of research and scientific inquiry that ultimately results in improved patient care.”
"Hitachi Medical Systems is pleased to support the RSNA Research and Education Foundation," said Sheldon Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager of MR/CT, “we appreciate the value of this contribution to the continuing advancement of medical imaging".
RSNA (RSNA.org) is an association of more than 46,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research. The RSNA R&E Foundation provides grants to advance radiologic research, education and practice. (RSNA.org/Foundation)
About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
Hitachi Medical Systesm America (HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation offers a broad range of diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. Our innovations in diagnostic imaging provide technology that drives clinical solutions to deliver diagnostic confidence, improve workflow efficiency and provide a better patient experience. In addition to exceptional equipment, HMSA is known for its comprehensive customer support programs to maximize the lifecycle value of equipment through responsive service maintenance, significant software upgrades and on-going applications support.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.