Vol. 13 No. 4, 2010

Table of Contents


Radiolabelled Somatostatin Analogues for Single-photon Emission Scintigraphy

E Nowosinska, JR Buscombe

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:175-80

One of the areas where nuclear medicine has proved effective has been in the imaging of somatostatin receptor expressing tumours. These can be overexpressed in a number of tumours, but are most commonly seen in a family of


Improving Waiting Times for Radical Radiotherapy Treatment of Nasopharyngeal Cancer Based on Logistics Re-engineering

CCY Lee, ACK Cheng, NKH Lam, DCW Chan, LCY Lui, CC Yau

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:181-8

Objectives: Waiting time for radiotherapy is an important quality indicator for oncology services, and particularly so in the radical treatment for head and neck cancers where timing impacts treatment outcome. Reducing the waiting time for treatment is therefore

Knowledge of Radiation Dose and Awareness of Risks: a Cross-sectional Survey of Junior Clinicians

SY Luk, JLY Leung, CS Cheng

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:189-94

Objectives: To investigate among junior clinicians: (1) their level of knowledge and awareness of radiation dose of commonly performed radiological investigations and the associated risks of radiation exposure, and (2) their practice for obtaining informed

Peri-tumoural Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Differentiate Solitary Primary Intra-axial High-grade Glioma and Brain Metastasis: a Pilot Study

CS Wong, TYC Chu, JKF Ma

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:195-8

Objective: To determine whether the peri-tumoural choline/N-acetyl-aspartate ratio can be used to differentiate solitary primary intra-axial brain tumour and metatasis.

Methods: In this retrospective study, 18 treatment-naïve adults presenting with a


Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Mimics Malignancy in an Elderly Patient: Appearance on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography–Computed Tomography

MML Tan, SJ Lu, ASW Goh

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:199-201

Epstein-Barr virus infection commonly affects adolescents and young adults. We present such an infection in a 72-year-old woman, who presented with weight loss for investigation. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography demonstrated

Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome

D Chinchure, A Littooij

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:202-4

We describe magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative evaluation of children with popliteal pterygium syndrome to identify the position of the popliteal artery and peroneal nerve. A nine-year-old boy, with known popliteal pterygium syndrome, had a problem

Parsonage-Turner Syndrome: an Uncommon Cause of Shoulder Pain Diagnosed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging

SG Jakhere, D Yadav, P Narekar

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:205-8

The clinical presentation of Parsonage-Turner syndrome often entails acute-onset shoulder pain, which may be confused with other entities such as rotator cuff tear, acute calcific tendonitis, adhesive capsulitis, cervical spondylosis, peripheral compressive

Lipoblastomatous Tumours, a Rare Entity: Report of Two Cases in Children

DD Rasalkar, WCW Chu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:209-12

Lipoblastomatous tumours are rare neoplasms derived from embryonic white adipose tissues. We report on two children with different types of lipoblastomatous tumours at rare sites. The first had a localised lipoblastoma within the peritoneal cavity, successfully

Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour of the Neck

B Lo, CY Fong, HL Chow, WP Chu, WS Mak, KF Ma

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:213-7

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour is a rare benign neoplasm that has clinical presentations which may mimic malignancy. Most occur in childhood or early adulthood involving the lungs or orbits, but may occur at

Mesenteric Fibromatosis: an Uncommon Cause of Abdominal Pain

SY Luk, KH Fung, SH Fung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:218-21

Mesenteric fibromatosis is a fibroblastic proliferation of the mesentery and is often called an intra-abdominal desmoid tumour. It is a rare condition with the potential to cause significant morbidity and death due to its

Lymphangiomatosis: a Wide Spectrum of Disease

GC Gan, ML Wastie

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:222-5

Lymphangiomatosis is a systemic disorder that can affect any organ system that contains lymphatics, including bones and soft tissues, resulting in a wide range of clinical and radiological manifestations. This report highlights


Assessment of Crohn’s Disease by Modified Computed Tomographic Enterography

SYJ Ka, EMF Wong, WK Chau, JSF Shum, CS Cheng

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:226-30

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract and may result in both intra- and extra-enteric complications. Evaluation of Crohn's disease and its complications has always be