Vol. 17 No. 3, 2014

Table of Contents


Stereotactic-guided Biopsy of Mammographic Microcalcifications: When Shall We Use Digital Add-on Unit Instead of Prone Table Machine?

Full Article

CY Lee, WS Wan, CY Lui

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:152-61

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413224

Objective: To identify mammographic features for cases in which stereotactic-guided biopsy for breast microcalcifications failed on a prone table machine but were successful with a digital add-on unit.

Methods: Stereotactic-guided biopsies

Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in Anthracosis of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes: Correlation with Computed Tomography Findings

Full Article

J Kirchner, M Broll, C Murach, P Müller, N Pomjanski, S Biesterfeld, D Liermann, R Kickuth

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:162-7

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413225

Objectives: To demonstrate the computed tomography findings of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration–proven hilar and mediastinal lymph node anthracosis.

Methods: We retrospectively studied the computed tomography (multislice computed tomography, 64 x 0.75 mm slice

Clinical Outcomes of Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting for Radiation-associated Carotid Artery Stenosis

Full Article

CK Shiu, JPK Chan, KW Shek, PH Wong, SSM Lo, WL Poon, YL Cheung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:168-75

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1414234

Objective: To investigate the procedural complication rate, restenosis rate, and clinical outcomes after carotid angioplasty and stenting in patients with radiation-associated carotid stenosis.

Methods: All patients with a history of head

Use of NP-59 (131I-iodocholesterol) Scan as a Potential Alternative to Adrenal Venous Sampling in the Investigation of Primary Aldosteronism: a 5-Year Retrospective Study

Full Article

HF Chan, LF Cheng

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:176-81

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1414230

Objectives: To evaluate the usefulness of NP-59 (131I-iodocholesterol) scan as a non-invasive alternative to adrenal venous sampling in the diagnosis of Conn’s syndrome and lateralisation of aldosterone production.

Methods: The electronic patient

Achievable Radiation Dose Reduction with Comparable Image Quality in Chest Radiography

Full Article

AYH Wan, MH Shih, BMH Lai, CY Chu, KYK Tang, RTM Chan, JLS Khoo

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:182-8

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413198

Objective: Chest radiography is one of the commonest radiological investigations utilised in various medical specialties. Although the radiation dose of a single chest radiography to the patient is relatively low,


Haemoperitoneum Following Colonoscopy due to Tear of the Splenocolic Ligament: Revisit of the Splenic Ligaments

Full Article

VKP Fung, WK Chau, JSF Shum, WK Kan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:189-93

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413187

Splenic injury or splenic ligament tear following colonoscopy is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication. It is often overlooked due to its bizarre clinical presentation and non-specific imaging features.

Intraspinal Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour with Haemorrhage

Full Article

OC Leung, A Lo, KW Yang

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:194-7

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1412139

Intraspinal primitive neuroectodermal tumour is rare in the paediatric population and particularly rare when it is purely intramedullary. This report describes a 16-month-old girl who presented with acute

Fat within Hepatic Hydatid Cysts: a Report of Three Cases

Full Article

AS Tandon, D Saxena

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:198-202

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413160

Hydatidosis is a zoonosis caused by the larva of a tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus. The liver is the most commonly affected solid organ in which a cystic lesion with two layers

Inoperable Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of Trachea: Complete Remission after Multi-modality Treatment

Full Article

WL Chan, VHF Lee, SWK Siu, TW Leung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:203-7

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413202

Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a malignant tumour commonly originating from the salivary glands, but can rarely arise from the upper airway and be life threatening when the central airway is


A Pictorial Review of Immunoglobulin G4-related Sclerosing Disease

Full Article

SM Yu, TKL Loke, JTH Yeung, WH Luk, LKM Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:208-17

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413200

Immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related sclerosing disease is a relatively new disease entity. Any organ system can be affected. Therefore, there is a wide range of possible clinical manifestations. Diagnosis is often difficult


What to Do and What Not to Do in Radiology Viva Voce

Full Article

SN Keshava, SM Prabhu, A Irodi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:218-22

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413217

Examinations are necessary rites of passage before a postgraduate radiology student becomes a full-fledged radiologist. Radiology viva voce examination requires candidates to possess thorough knowledge of the subject as well as


A Rare Presentation of Low-grade Neuroendocrine Tumour

Full Article

R Koul, WK Dolata, A Dubey

Hong Kong J Radiol 2014;17:e9-14

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1413191

Neuroendocrine tumours are believed to arise from various cells of the neuroendocrine system. Neuroendocrine cells are present not only in endocrine glands throughout the body that produce various hormones, but also