Vol. 20 No. 3, 2017

Table of Contents

Theme of this issue: Imaging and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma


A Tribute to Radiologists (and the Multidisciplinary Team) in Combating Liver Cancer

Full Article

RKC Ngan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:172-4

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716448

No abstract available.


Gadoxetic Acid–enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Contrast-enhanced Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Full Article


Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:175-91

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716871

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary malignancy of the liver and one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths.

Update on Positron Emission Tomography for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Full Article

SC Wong, WT Ngai, FPT Choi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:192-204

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716921

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is conventionally evaluated with ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.


Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Review of a Local Hospital

Full Article

MHC Lam, HC Cheng, RKC Ngan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:205-12

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716902

Objective: To review the outcome and safety of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Experience from a Hospital in Hong Kong

Full Article

YP Tai, CH Cheung, KM Cheung, HC Cheng, RKC Ngan, PCH Kwok

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:213-9

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716905

Purpose: To report the outcomes and prognostic factors of overall survival after selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Ultrasound-guided Radiofrequency Ablation for Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Full Article

AKC Cheng, M Cheung, EYL Chu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:220-6

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1715377

Objectives: To review the outcome and procedure-related complications of patients who underwent ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Hong Kong College of Radiologists’ Palliative Medicine Training Programme

Full Article

LCY Lui, KH Wong, R Ngan, SWK Siu, E Chow, SH Lo, KK Yuen, YSH Yau, KY Wong, R Yeung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:227-31

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716802

Purpose: To evaluate the Hong Kong College of Radiologists’ palliative medicine training programme from perspectives of three groups of clinical oncologists.

Inter-rater Reliability of Examiners in the Hong Kong College of Radiologists’ Palliative Medicine Oral Examination

Full Article

R Chow, L Zhang, IS Soong, OWK Mang, LCY Lui, KH Wong, SWK Siu, SH Lo, KK Yuen, YSH Yau, KY Wong, C Leung, SY Wong, R Ngan, E Chow, R Yeung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:232-6

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716804

Objective: To analyse the inter-rater reliability of scores in the Palliative Medicine Oral Examination among examiners, among observers, and between examiners and observers.


Splenic Metastasis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Spleen Rupture

Full Article

K Chin, YS Luk, J Khoo, YH Lui

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:237-40

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716436

Splenic metastasis is uncommon, and splenic rupture secondary to metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma
(HCC) is even rarer.


Cone-beam Computed Tomography for Transarterial Radioembolisation or Chemoembolisation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Full Article

HF Chan, WH Luk, LF Cheng, JKF Ma

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:241-7

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716860

Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) acquires three-dimensional volumetric images using a two-dimensional flat panel detector mounted on a C-arm that rotates around the patient.


Superior Epigastric Artery Haemorrhage Following Percutaneous Liver Biopsy

Full Article

G Aberdein, S Chokka, KK Lau

Hong Kong J Radiol 2017;20:e18-20

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1716814

The use of a subcostal (or sub-xiphisternal) approach to biopsy of the left lobe of the liver is less painful and causes lower rates of pneumothorax and damage to intercostal vessels and nerves, although necessitating a steeper needle angle and deeper hepatic penetration.