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  1. Medic warns of risks of body scan health checks

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Canace Wong

    ... of death for such patients could be as high as 50 per cent. 'More and more people are having radio-imaging checks, even though, from a medical viewpoint, they are unnecessary,' said Dr ... can do is to have an operation without a comprehensive medical assessment.' Health checks that include procedures such as ultrasound, computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Medical imaging is a vital diagnostic tool, but runs risk of 'false positives'

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Medical imaging is a vital tool for the diagnosis of ailments and can help save lives with early detection. But the flip side is a far greater risk of 'false ... magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound. As medical imaging technology keeps improving, and is being used more often for purposes such as cancer screening. Campaigns keep telling us ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority's secretive handling of medical misconduct damages trust in public health care

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:33pm by Neville Sarony

    ... Neville Sarony Neville Sarony says the Hospital Authority's practice of keeping medical misconduct out of public view creates unnecessary doubts about the professional standards of our public doctors Adverse reaction The failure of the Hospital Authority to refer a single case of potential misconduct to the Medical Council for investigation in the past two years ...

  4. 52 hospital errors in six months

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... correlate any scan images with clinical conditions before surgery. Authority chief executive Shane Solomon said that the disclosing of these errors enabled medical staff to learn from them. ... Simpson Cheung Some 52 cases of medication error or misidentification of patients were recorded in public hospitals in the first six months of the year, the Hospital Authority said ...

  5. Public hospital to sell services of private CT scanner

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Hospital in Wong Tai Sin has been complaining of a lack of resources and modern medical equipment that has left it 'substandard' for the population of 430,000 in the area it serves. ... below market prices to private patients and also cutting the waiting time for a scan for public patients,' he said. Wong said a CT scanner was basic medical equipment for an acute hospital. ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian men admit stabbing two UK medical students to death, police say

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Four 'admit killing UK students' Four Malaysian men arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths of two British medical students have ... in Kuching, capital of the state of Sarawak on Borneo island. The victims have been identified as Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22. The medical students were on a six-week placement ...

  7. Digital X-rays save hospital more than HK$1 million a year

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... and about 120,000 images were taken at Tseung Kwan O Hospital annually, so the hospital had saved more than HK$1 million a year, said Dr Henry Huang Yu-hoi, chief of service of the radiology department. Aside from the expense of conventional X-rays, a doctor said the quality of film could not compare to digital images. 'The advantages of going filmless are that it's quicker, ...

  8. Digit@logue

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in thematic cohesion. So we have diagnostic radiologist Fung Kai-hung's luridly coloured computed tomography images of the human body jostling with a minimalist conceptual work by Ho Siu-kee, ... images of the viewer suggestive of facial-recognition surveillance technology, breaking down their individuality into streams of Matrix-style code. There are other strong works including Qiu ...

  9. Many doctors unqualified to do Down's screening

    Posted Dec 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang More than half of the city's obstetricians are not qualified to perform prenatal Down's syndrome screening, possibly leading to errors and unnecessary panic among expectant mothers, according to a university study which polled one-th ...

  10. MRI scans can help women with high breast cancer risk

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... small tumours than the more commonly used mammography. But the more expensive magnetic resonance imaging scans can also lead to unnecessary biopsies- removal of tissue for testing- ... of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging. 'MRI will not be affected by the density of the breasts. It is possible there is an advantage in Chinese women for MRI screening of the breasts, ...




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