Vol. 7 No. 4, 2004

Table of Contents


Role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of Ischaemic Heart Disease


Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:166-70

Magnetic resonance imaging has assumed an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with ischaemic heart disease. For patients presenting with acute chest pain, it is essential to diagnose acute coronary syndrome and to treat these patients

Update in Breast Cancer Screening

HS Lam

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:171-80

Breast cancer screening by mammography has been practised in many countries on the basis of the results of published randomised controlled trials. Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the validity of these trials. This review presents a


Effect of Age on Presentation, Management, and Outcome of Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma: Retrospective Study

SM Chow, CK Kwan, PCM Poon, SCK Law

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:181-6

Objective: To investigate the effect of age on presentation, management, and outcome of differentiated thyroid carcinoma.

Patients and Methods: Records of a cohort of 1369 patients who presented between 1960 and 2000 to the Department of Clinical Oncology at the

Standard-dose Prescription of Radioiodine Therapy for Thyrotoxicosis: the Queen Mary Hospital Experience

C Kwok, L Lui, PM Wu, M Law, E Cheung, A Cheng, CC Yau

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:187-94

Objective: To review the treatment outcome of a cohort of thyrotoxic patients treated with a standardised regimen of radioactive iodine.

Patients and Methods: Between January and December 2000, a total of 177 patients with a diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis were

Effect of Cranial Irradiation on Pituitary Size in Patients Cured of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia: Retrospective Study

KK Shing, D Roebuck, MP Yuen, KW Chik, CK Li, YL Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:195-8

Objective: To evaluate the pituitary glands of patients previously treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with cranial irradiation.

Patients and Methods: Thirty nine patients who were cured of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and who were regularly followed up from 1979 to 1992

Computed Tomography Colonoscopy with Faecal Tagging in the Detection of Colorectal Tumours: Report of Local Experience

WH Kwan, WK Chau, WH Yeung, KP Wong, WK Kwok, TM Chan, J Khoo

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:199-205

Objective: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of computed tomography colonoscopy with faecal tagging in the detection of colorectal polyps, adenomas, and carcinomas, with colonoscopy as the reference method.

Patients and Methods: A total of 51 patients underwent computed tomography


Teratoma in the Region of an Adrenal Gland in a 77-year-old Man

JPK Hui, WH Luk, CW Siu, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:206-9

Teratoma in the region of an adrenal gland is an uncommon retroperitoneal tumour. Only a few cases — mostly in young patients — have been reported. This case report describes such a tumour in a 77-year-old man who presented with acute urine

Interstitial Lung Changes in Sjogren’s Syndrome: Report of 3 Cases

FCY Lam, TL Kwan, AKH Lai, TS To, HHL Chau

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:210-4

Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease. It more commonly affects women than men, in the fourth and fifth decades of life. The syndrome is characterised by a clinical triad of dry eyes, dry mouth, and arthritis. It may occur as a primary disorder or as a secondary disorder in association with another connective tissue disorder, most often rheumatoid arthritis. Patients with

Multidetector Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Sling: Case Report

CH Tok, SA Sarji

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:215-8

Pulmonary artery sling is a rare developmental vascular abnormality. In this abnormality, the left pulmonary artery arises from the right pulmonary artery, courses between the trachea and oesophagus, and forms a sling around the distal trachea. This arrangement gives

Laryngeal Papillomatosis with Pulmonary Spread: Case Report and Review

FCY Lam, TK Tsang, HS Fung, MW Wai, TL Kwan, SCH Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:219-22

Laryngeal papillomatosis is the most common benign tumour that affects the larynx in children. It is well known for its strong tendency to recur. Spread of the disease to the lung parenchyma is rare. There have been only a few


Primary Retroperitoneal Mucinous Cystadenoma in a 52-year-old Man

KKT Lai, YYR Chan, ACW Chin, WF Ng, YHH Huang, YLM Mak, WC Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:223-5

A case of primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma in a male patient is presented. The pathogenesis and computed tomographic imaging features of this rare lesion are briefly discussed. Although it is difficult to make an accurate preoperative diagnosis and to predict