Vol. 8 No. 1, 2005

Table of Contents


'Validation' of Advanced or Specialised Radiology Techniques

YL Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:3

No abstract available.


Use of Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Differentiate between Acute Benign and Pathological Vertebral Fractures: Prospective Study

WW Yao, MH Li, SX Yang, LL Zhu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:4-8

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of qualitative diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in differentiating between acute benign and pathological vertebral compression fractures.

Patients and Methods: A total of 71 patients with vertebral fractures, comprising 33 with benign fractures

Evaluation of Positron-emission Tomography in the Diagnosis of Primary Tumours in Patients Presenting with Metastases: Prospective Study

TK Au Yong, CP Wong, YK Leung, KS Chu, WCM Tong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:9-14

Objective: To study the value of positron-emission tomography using 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-Dglucose labelled with fluorine 18 in locating unknown primary tumour sites in patients presenting with metastases.

Patients and Methods: Between November 2003 and December 2004, a total of 62 consecutive

Bronchial Artery Embolisation for Acute Massive Haemoptysis: Retrospective Study

LF Cheng, EPY Fung, TYW Hon, TKL Loke, SS Lo, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:15-9

Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of bronchial artery embolisation in the treatment of acute massive haemoptysis.

Patients and Methods: Records of 34 consecutive patients (28 males and 6 females) who presented to the United Christian Hospital from

Transarterial Embolisation for Major Iatrogenic Renal Vascular Injuries: Retrospective Study

AN Sy, WK Tso, KS Tai, JCW Tsang, KS Tung, L Leong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:20-5

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of renal angiography and transarterial embolisation in the management of major iatrogenic renal vascular injuries.

Patients and Methods: Records of 9 patients with major renal vascular complications (pseudoaneurysm or arteriovenous fistula) after percutaneous renal procedures


Cardiotoxicity after Adjuvant Anthracycline-based Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer

TK Yau

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:26-9

There is growing evidence that anthracycline-related cardiotoxicity may occur at a greater frequency and a lower cumulative dose than previously reported. With the increasing use of anthracycline-based adjuvant chemotherapy to treat breast cancers, more clinical research is needed to evaluate

Preoperative Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: Theoretical Considerations, Summary of Research Findings, and Clinical Recommendations

M Cheung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:30-9

This review summarises the literature on non-randomised and randomised clinical trials on preoperative chemotherapy in breast cancer. The effectiveness and survival benefits of adjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy and, more recently, taxanecontaining regimens have led to more frequent use of preoperative chemotherapy


Intraoperative Gamma Probe for Sentinel Node Localisation: Evaluation Study

SK Yu, KM Ma, KN Wong, J Leung, LC Leung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:40-8

Success of sentinel node localisation during surgery may depend on the performance of the gamma probe system used. Hence, evaluation of the gamma probe system is important and is an integral part in the acceptability and use of the equipment.


Omental Lymphangioma with Torsion: Case Report

FCY Lam, TW Fan, KF Chan, WY Leung, NSY Chao

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:49-52

Lymphangioma is an uncommon benign lesion that usually occurs during childhood. Its presentation in the abdomen is rare. Its occurrence at the omentum, with complication of torsion, is even rarer. This report describes a 4-year-old boy who presented with abdominal

Phlebosclerotic Colitis: an Unusual Cause of Ischaemic Colitis in a 65-year-old Man

TJ Ho, CW Cheung, WM Wong, FL Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:53-8

Ischaemic colitis is a well-known entity that yields a wide spectrum of pathological and clinical findings. Different precipitating factors have been incriminated. Phlebosclerosis involving venous drainage into the colon has been previously described in Japanese patients as a unique form

Distant Metastases as Primary Presentation of Gastric Cancer: Report of 3 Cases

T Puri, G Gunabushanam, DN Sharma, PK Julka

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:59-62

It is uncommon for gastric cancer to present clinically with symptoms attributable to distant metastases. This report describes 3 cases of carcinoma of the greater curvature and the posterior wall of the stomach that presented as metastases to the skin,


Incidental Pelvic-mass Venous Aneurysm in a 58-year-old Man

A Li, YYR Chan, CY Lui, S Lau, KL Mak, HS Lam

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:63-6

This article describes a case of venous aneurysm that was incidentally found in the pelvic cavity of a 58-year-old man who presented with dull epigastric pain. A midline pelvic, unilocular cystic mass with wall calcification was found during ultrasonography and computed tomography.