Vol. 7 No. 3, 2004

Table of Contents


PET/CT: a Modality Important to All 3 Specialties of the College...and More

YL Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:101

No abstract available.


Combined Positron-emission Tomography—Computed Tomography: Merging Form with Function

ASC Ching, TK Au-Yong, CM Tong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:102-11

Combined positron-emission tomography–computed tomography is becoming a widely used imaging technique in nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. Its unique dual functional-anatomical imaging capacity is highly complementary to conventional imaging, and it has become an integral part of the multidisciplinary


Effect of Retrospective Electrocardiography—gating on Quality of High-resolution Computed Tomography Images of the Lung

Z Pan, H Zhang, H Ling, B Ding, Q Song, K Chen, H Jiang

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:112-5

Objective: To investigate the effect of retrospective electrocardiography-gating on the quality of highresolution computed tomography images of the lung.

Patients and Methods: Between October 2002 and August 2003, a total of 50 patients underwent high-resolution computed tomography

Rebiopsy after Stereotactic Core-needle Breast Biopsy: Prospective Study

CY Lui,HS Lam, KF Tam, EPY Fung, LK Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:116-20

Objective: To review the indications for rebiopsy and subsequent pathology after stereotactic percutaneous core biopsy of breast lesions.

Patients and Methods: Stereotactic, 14-Gauge, core-needle biopsy was performed on 242 non-palpable breast lesions in 240 consecutive patients from 1 January

The Role of Surgical Resection, Radiation Dose, and Radiation Field Size in the Management of Gastric Lymphoma: Retrospective Study

AT Monroe, RW Hinerman, CG Morris, NP Mendenhall

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:121-8

Objective: This retrospective review sought to determine outcomes in gastric lymphoma and analyse the effect of field size and radiation dose on patterns of recurrence and toxicity.

Patients and Methods: The study group comprised 31 patients (25 men and 6

Radiation Dose to Patients Undergoing Interventional Radiological Procedures in Selected Hospitals in Malaysia: Retrospective Study

B Sapiin, KH Ng, BJJ Abdullah

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:129-36

Objective: To study doses received by patients undergoing various interventional radiology (cardiac and non-cardiac) procedures.

Patients and Methods: A total of 310 patients undergoing cardiac procedures in 6 selected hospitals in Malaysia between July 2000 and May 2001 were studied


A Case of Breast Cancer with Diabetic Mastopathy: Radiological and Pathological Correlation

EPY Fung, KF Tam, Li Allen, WF Yuen, J Lo, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:137-9

Diabetic mastopathy is a rare condition that occurs in young diabetic patients. The lesion may mimic a breast tumour because of its high degree of fibrosis and inflammation. This report describes a case of diabetic mastopathy

Isolated Haemorrhagic Brain Metastasis from Lung Adenocarcinoma in a 68-year-old Man

ASC Ching, PN Chan, HK Ng, KM Tse, YL Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:140-4

A solitary brain tumour originating from a lung adenocarcioma in a 68-year-old man is reported. The imaging features were discordant with the clinical picture and prompted surgery and subsequent histological examination. Results of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging suggested

Intraosseous Lipoma: Report of 2 Cases

FCY Lam, JLY Leung, SJ Shu, ACL Chan, MK Chan, DHS Fung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:145-8

Intraosseous lipoma is a rare benign bone tumour. This report presents 2 cases of intraosseous lipoma: 1 occurring in the right intertrochanteric region of a 67-year-old man and 1 at the left distal fibula of a 72-year-old woman. For the

Malignant Mesenchymoma Presenting as a Paraspinal Mass in a 14-year-old Boy

HS Fung, JLY Leung, SJ Shu, YL Lam, ACL Chan, SCH Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:149-53

Malignant mesenchymoma is a rare soft-tissue tumour. We report a case of malignant mesenchymoma in a 14-year-old boy who presented with a rapidly growing mass on his back. Computed tomography revealed a slightly hypodense tumour with heterogeneous contrast enhancement and


Choledochol Cysts: a Variety of Imaging Presentations in Adults

WH Luk, EPY Fung, TKL Loke, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:154-9

Choledochal cyst is a rare entity usually presenting in infancy; hence, the literature on adult choledochal cyst is scarce. This article reviews findings of choledochal cysts in 31 adult patients who presented to the United Christian Hospital between 1997 and