Vol. 19 No. 2, 2016

Table of Contents


From Diagnosis to Treatment

Full Article

MK Yuen

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:81-3


Is Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Value Measured on Picture Archiving and Communication System Workstation Helpful in Prediction of High-grade Meningioma?

Full Article

S Hirunpat, N Sanghan, C Watcharakul, K Kayasut, N Ina, H Pornrujee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:84-90

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615346

Objective: To determine whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value measured on picture archiving and communication system (PACS) workstation is helpful in prediction of high-grade meningioma (World Health Organization grade II and III).

Reduction in Lens Dose in Temporal Bone Computed Tomography by Modification of Scanning Plane

Full Article

TF Lee, CY Chu, HT Sung, ST Leung, KW Leung, WK Kan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:91-5

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615339

Objectives: To evaluate the radiation dose reduction to the lens by modifying the scanning plane to exclude the orbit in temporal bone computed tomography (CT). The effect on diagnostic image quality was also evaluated.

Treatment Outcome of Cetuximab Compared with Cisplatin during Radical Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

Full Article

KS Law, RKY Wong, E Yu, ACK Cheng

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:96-102

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615340

Objectives: To assess whether cetuximab (C225) is equivalent to cisplatin (CDDP) with concurrent radical radiotherapy (RT) for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LAHNSCC) by comparing the treatment outcome of two patient cohorts treated in our institute.

Clinical Application, Performance, and Common Pitfalls of Ultrasound-guided Pleural Biopsy: Our Local Experience

Full Article

JCM Sitt, RKL Lee, AWH Chan, M Hui, KT Wong, SCH Yu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:103-10

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615368

Objectives: To investigate the diagnostic performance of ultrasound-guided pleural biopsy, and discuss its clinical applications, limitations, and pitfalls.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Penis: Fourteen-year Experience from a Tertiary Institution

Full Article

OY Szeto, HC Cheng, WM Ng, KC Ngan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:111-7

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615362

Objective: Penile cancer is a rare disease and more than 95% of the disease is squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). This study aimed to report data of penile SCC from a regional institution in Hong Kong.

Imaging in Acute Appendicitis: Lessons Learned from Appendicectomy Patients at Two District General Hospitals in the United Kingdom over a Six-year Period

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OA Westerland, RK Singh, HC Nagraj, S Muthukumarasamy, K Ramesar, MP Saunders, DC Howlett

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:118-25

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615353

Objective: To evaluate the utilisation and diagnostic accuracy of imaging for suspected appendicitis, in the context of the negative appendicectomy rate (NAR).


Pneumocystis jiroveci Infection and Craniospinal Irradiation with Arc Therapy: a Report of Two Cases

Full Article

TH So, PYP Ho, TW Leung, DLW Kwong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:126-31

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615329

Tomotherapy, a form of arc therapy, is often preferred to craniospinal irradiation (CSI) because of its better dose homogeneity when planning target volume and minimising organ risk.

Two Cases of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour Presenting Uncommonly as Intraperitoneal Rupture in Patients Prescribed Warfarin

Full Article

RCH Nung, SSM Wong, RKL Lee, ABW Chan, YYP Lee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:132-6

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615376

Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) is the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. Common presentations of GIST include early satiety, indigestion, bloating,

Radiation Dosimetry in Selective Internal Radiation Treatment in Patients with Portosystemic Shunts to Umbilical Veins

Full Article

WH Ma, S Ng, WY Ho, M Law, VHF Lee, KK Wong, WK Tso

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:137-40

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615351

Tc-99m macroaggregate albumin (MAA) scintigraphy was routinely used to estimate the hepatopulmonary shunt prior to Yttrium-90 microsphere therapy. Visualisation of the recanalised

Hepatic Subcapsular Haemorrhage: Watering-can Appearance

Full Article

S Garge, SN Keshava, V Moses, M Ahmed, S Jain, P Joseph

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:141-4

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615370

We report a case of intra-abdominal bleeding from a ruptured liver tumour and a subcapsular haematoma. The characteristic ‘watering-can’ appearance indicates a poor prognosis. This


Late Radiographic Findings of Infantile Scurvy in Northern Mali, a Region Facing a Humanitarian and Security Crisis

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M Tchaou, S Sanogo, L Sonhaye, A Amadou, B Kolou, E Rivoal, S Sidibe, K N’Dakena

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:e10-3

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615303

Scurvy is a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C. This disease is rare in developed countries, but can occur in developing countries that face food shortages and humanitarian crises.

Liver Metastasis Ten Years after Excision of a Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas

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MC Lam, TKL Loke, LKM Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2016;19:e14-7

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1615344

Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas is a rare pancreatic neoplasm with low malignant potential. There has been only two reported cases of recurrence that occurred more than