Vol. 11 No. 2, 2008

Table of Contents


Biomarker Discovery in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Using Proteinchip Profiling

Full Article

WCS Cho, RKC Ngan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2008;11:63-8

After the accomplishment of the Human Genome Project, there has been intense interest in applying differential proteomic analysis to discover biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in


Image-guided Drainage Using the Trocar Technique

Full Article

WC Fan, CC Chan, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2008;11:69-71

Objective: To investigate the safety profile of image-guided drainage using the trocar technique.

Methods: The medical records of 93 patients undergoing image-guided drainage procedures using the trocar technique at a local

Thoracocentesis for Potential Malignancy: Does Volume Matter?

Full Article

O Buckley, W Benfayed, T Geoghegan, T Persaud, M Jeffers, F Khosa, WC Torreggiani

Hong Kong J Radiol 2008;11:72-5

Objective: To determine whether the volume of fluid aspirated during ultrasound-guided thoracocentesis influences the histological diagnosis.

Methods: Fifty patients with unilateral pleural effusion of unknown cause,

Cherubism as a Rare Cause of Bilateral Expansion of the Mandible: Radiological Manifestations

Full Article

MH Atalar, E Albayrak, P Erdinc, S Bulut

Hong Kong J Radiol 2008;11:76-80

Objective: To describe the radiological findings of the rare osseous disorder cherubism.

Methods: Five patients with cherubism underwent clinical, radiological, and histopathological evaluation. The patients’ sex, age, and

Clinical Evaluation of Radiation Dose Benefit and Image Quality of the Step-and-Shoot Technique Electrocardiogram-gated Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography

Full Article

GG Lo, JKF Chan, SK Yu, CW Lau, YF Leung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2008;11:81-4

Objective: To evaluate the radiation dose reduction benefit and image quality performance of SnapShot Pulse in step-and-shoot mode for helical coronary computed tomography angiography.

Methods: Twenty coronary computed tomography angiography


Gunshot Injury in Hong Kong: Report of 2 Cases

Full Article

HS Fung, S Lau, AMW Wai, AKH Lai, MK Chan, WK Wong, SCH Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2008;11:85-8

Gunshot injury is a serious but uncommon type of trauma in Hong Kong. This report describes 2 cases of gunshot injury, 1 by a handgun and 1 by a shotgun. The literature is reviewed, with emphasis on important imaging features and associated forensic

Chronic Expanding Haematoma of the Adrenal Gland Mimicking Malignancy

Full Article

T Chu, KF Ma, CS Wong, LF Cheng, WT Yung, KW Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2008;11:89-91

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans are often required to characterise an adrenal lesion according to its size, heterogeneity, content, and enhancement pattern. This report is of a diagnostic dilemma, in which a chronic expanding haematoma of

Malignant Mixed Germ Cell Tumour of the Ovary in a 10-year-old Girl

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KKM Kwok, TKL Loke, JPK Hui, MHY Lai, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2008;11:92-5

Ovarian neoplasm is relatively rare in the paediatric population compared with adults, but it is occasionally found in older children and adolescents presenting with abdominal distension. Germ cell tumours are the most common type of malignant ovarian neoplasms in