Pim de Feyter named recipient of the 2021 Stephan Achenbach Pioneer Award in Cardiovascular CT

Arlington, Va. (April 26, 2021) — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) will present Pim de Feyter, MD with the 2021 Stephan Achenbach Pioneer Award in Cardiovascular CT at the SCCT 16th Annual Scientific Virtual Meeting (SCCT2021) on July 16. Named in honor of SCCT founding member and first president, Stephan Achenbach, MD, MSCCT, this award honors those who have made landmark contributions by demonstrating a commitment to clinical excellence, research and education in the field.

“It is my pleasure to present this award to Dr. de Feyter, whose leadership and contributions have made a lasting impact on the field of cardiovascular CT,” says SCCT president Koen Nieman, MD, MSCCT. “We recognize his prominent career, service and dedication, which have contributed to improved healthcare on a global scale. It is a privilege to honor him with this well-deserved and prestigious award.”

SCCT is honoring Dr. de Feyter for his visionary efforts in recognizing the value of noninvasive coronary imaging. With his already well-established expertise in invasive coronary imaging, he was able to interpret early images and pursue the technique’s full potential. As one of the first joint chairs in cardiology and radiology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Dr. de Feyter created a unique, synergistic environment and generously mentored many young researchers in both disciplines to excel and develop their independent programs.

Dr. de Feyter, now an emeritus professor, remained involved with research in non-invasive cardiac imaging after his retirement and continues to encourage and support noninvasive technologies to detect, prevent and treat stenosis or coronary artery disease. SCCT acknowledges his leadership to advance cardiac CT in Europe.

About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Founded in 2005, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is the international professional society devoted to improving health outcomes through effective use of cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT), with members from over 85 countries. SCCT is a community of physicians, scientists and technologists advocating for access, research, education and clinical excellence in the use of CCT. For more information, please visit www.SCCT.org.