2018 John A. Koveleski Award for Professional Development

This award was established to honor the memory of John A. Koveleski, SMRT President 2002-2003, in recognizing the need for MR professional development of students and new entrants in the field of MR. The recipient of the 2018 John A. Koveleski Award for Professional Development is:

Hiroyuki Takashima, Ph.D.

For his abstract and poster titled:
 T2* Relaxation Time with Ultra-short TE Enables to Evaluate in Detail for Degeneration of Intervertebral Discs

Hiroyuki Takashima, Ph.D., Sapporo Medical University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan

Hiroyuki Takashima, Ph.D.
Sapporo Medical University Hospital
Sapporo, Japan

I am at present working as a Radiology Technician at the Division of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, and a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Sapporo Medical University, Japan. I graduated from the College of Medical Technology, Hokkaido University, and got a BS in Health and Hygiene and a certificate of Radiology Technician. After a few years of clinical experience, I graduated from the Graduate School of Medicine, Orthopedics, Treatment of Organ Function, Sapporo Medical University, and got a PhD in Medicine. I have investigated the relationship between quantitative MR image analysis and spinal disorders.