2017 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 2016 John A. Koveleski Award for Professional Development is:

Yuka Tanaka, B.Sc. (RT)

For her abstract and poster titled:
T1 Mapping for Myocardial MRI Using T1-weighted Turbo Field Echo Sequence

Yuka Tanaka
Okayama University
Okayama, Japan

I am a student and a radiological technologist. I studied Medical Radiation Sciences and received the B.S. degree in education from Okayama University, Okayama Japan, in 2016. I was also interested in studying foreign languages or cultures, I went to Korea (2013) and Australia (2015) for language training. After graduating, I enrolled in a master course of health education at Okayama University in 2016, I am doing research in the area of magnetic resonance imaging. Currently, I have a lot of interest in cardiac MRI. I would like to continue further research and participate in international academic meeting.