Vol. 8 No. 3, 2005

Table of Contents


Side Effects of High-dose Radioactive Iodine for Ablation or Treatment of Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma

SM Chow

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:127-35

Iodine-131 or radioactive iodine benefits patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma by treating recurrences and in reducing relapses after operation. Postoperative ablation of thyroid remnants facilitates follow-up by serial monitoring of serum thyroglobulin. The clinical benefits of reducing recurrences are well

Magnetic Resonance Pattern Recognition in White Matter Disorders

J Valk

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:136-40

Magnetic resonance pattern recognition constitutes a ‘conceptual’ approach to radiological assessment, in which all of the radiological and other clinical features present are considered in combination. Systematic analysis of magnetic resonance images improves the specificity of the modality as


Radiological Investigation of Pulmonary Embolism: an Audit in a Teaching Hospital

VWK Au, E Veitch, S Gustafson, F Kermeen, MR Sage

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:141-5

Objective: Since the introduction of computed tomography pulmonary angiography, radiological investigation of pulmonary embolism has been revolutionised. Escalating numbers of computed tomography pulmonary angiography have been performed in the past 5 years in our institution. The purpose of this study

Scintigraphic Evaluation of Small Bowel Obstructione

K Wang, A Li, WH Luk, EPY Fung, TKL Loke, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:146-9

Objective: To determine the feasibility of hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid in the evaluation of small bowel obstruction in adults.

Patients and Methods: This was a pilot study of the feasibility of technetium 99m hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid in the

A Retrospective Study of Adjuvant Chemotherapy with Adriamycin plus Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate and 5-Fluorouracil for Postoperative Carcinoma of Breast: 6-Year Experience in a Single Institution

CKK Choi, RTT Chan, GKH Au, LCY Lui

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:150-6

Objective: To determine the efficacy, toxicity and prognostic factors associated with adriamycin x 4 cycles plus cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5-fluorouracil x 6 cycles in the adjuvant treatment of high-risk breast cancer.

Patients and Methods: The records of patients who

Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Ameloblastoma and Ameloblastic Carcinoma

M Philip, CG Morris, JW Werning, WM Mendenhall

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:157-61

Objective: To determine the efficacy of radiotherapy in the treatment of ameloblastoma and ameloblastic carcinoma.

Patients and Methods: Two patients with ameloblastoma and 3 patients with ameloblastic carcinoma were treated with radiotherapy alone (1 patient) or surgery and postoperative

Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial of 2-Fractionated Half-body Irradiation in Treatment of Patients with Multiple Painful Bony Metastases

KH Wong, C Gaffney, SM Chow, TM Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:162-71

Objective: A prospective phase II study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness in pain palliation and toxicity of a 2-fractionated half-body irradiation.

Patients and Methods: From 25 December 2000 to 16 January 2002, 30 patients receiving half-body irradiation for pain

Nodes of Rouviere in Healthy Children: Detectability and Size on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Relationship with Changes in the Paranasal Sinuses

JSY Lam, YL Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:172-4

Objectives: The visibility and size of the nodes of Rouviere have not been studied in healthy children. The objectives of the present study were to study the size of these nodes in children on magnetic resonance imaging and its relation


Recurrent Pineoblastoma Responsive to Chemotherapy

P Kulshrestha, P Aggrawal, S Kumar, S Arora, K Singh, AK Bahadur, AK Rathi, PK Mohanta

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:175-8

Pineoblastomas are malignant embryonal tumours that are classified as suprasellar primitive neuroectodermal tumours. Incidence of pineoblastoma is approximately 0.1% to 0.3% of histogically verified primary malignant brain tumours. This case report concerns a 19-year-old male with a mass lesion in

Intracranial Chondrosarcoma

S Arora, PK Mohanta, AK Bahadur, AK Rathi, P Anand, P Agrawal

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:179-81

Chondrosarcomas are slow-growing, malignant, mesenchymal tumours occuring only rarely in the cranial bones. Only 5% of all chondrosarcomas are located in the head-neck region; the ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses are the commonest sites. Surgery is considered the treatment of choice.

Parathyroid Carcinoma Presenting as Lung Cancer

A Dubey, R Koul, A Binahmed, A Leylek, M Rajaram

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:182-4

Carcinoma of the parathyroid gland is an extremely rare entity. Most causes of the primary hyperparathyroidism are due to either adenoma or hyperplasia. Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare cause of increased parathyroid hormone and related hypercalcaemia. We report on a