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Medical Imaging

TCL Healthcare to take on global giants

A doctor treats patients at a village clinic in Heilongjiang. TCL aims to make more affordable diagnostic imaging machines. Photo: Reuters

A battle over market share in China often pits home-grown companies making affordable, low-end products against foreign rivals enjoying bumper sales with established brands.

Thursday, 6 September, 2012, 2:45am

A safer alternative to the risks of X-rays

Using ultrasound imaging to diagnose scoliosis - curvature of the spine - is a radiation-free alternative to traditional X-rays.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman making progress

Darren Beadman has had some qualified good news after an all-important MRI scan last Thursday of the head injuries that have kept him sidelined since mid-February, and he hopes to return home to Australia soon to continue his rehabilitation.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Dog back on all paws after pin-point cure

A puppy paralysed by a mystery condition is back on his feet - thanks to the power of acupuncture.

Seal's carers at Hong Kong Dog Rescue feared they would have no choice but to have the three-month-old black mongrel put to sleep after an MRI scan failed to reveal the cause of his ailment.

But the traditional Chinese therapy yielded rapid results.

20 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Foreigners step in to ease hospital strain

Despite concerns about language barriers, foreign radiographers are settling in at hospitals in remote city areas, helping to ease the pain of an overburdened public health service.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Workloads linked to patient deaths

A heavy workload for doctors and insufficient post-operation support for patients is linked to a high death rate among patients after surgery, a Hospital Authority preliminary investigation has found.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Medic warns of risks of body scan health checks

Patients who opt for quick operations to remove tumours that are detected during body scans could be risking their lives, a medical expert has warned.

The procedures are becoming increasingly popular, especially on the mainland, where they are cheaper.

24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

52 hospital errors in six months

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 yesterday.

25 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Lack of hi-tech medical equipment unacceptable

The availability of hi-tech medical equipment does not necessarily lead to better health care. But patients are clearly placed at a disadvantage if key pieces of equipment are scarce or outdated.

30 May 2010 - 12:00am

Public hospital to sell services of private CT scanner

A community public hospital will buy a private CT scanner and sell public patients scanning services in the first public-private partnership of its kind.

Our Lady of Maryknoll 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.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

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

Digital X-rays are saving more than HK$1 million a year at Tseung Kwan O Hospital, and doctors hope all public hospitals will be able to dump film.

Tseung Kwan O and Pok Oi, in Yuen Long, are the only public hospitals where the use of conventional X-rays has been phased out. A pilot scheme at three others will be launched next year.

21 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Many doctors unqualified to do Down's screening

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-third of the city's 300 or so childbirth specialists.

10 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Looking at what lies beneath

Requirements: Like all medical workers, diagnostic radiographers have to be caring and tolerant with patients who are in pain or are worried about their health.

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Faster diagnosis with new 3D scanner

More than 380 patients have used a US$3 million computed tomography scanner at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital since last month. The hi-tech Aquilion One scanner can capture real-time images of an organ and deliver a 3D whole-organ scan in less than a second. Gladys Lo, radiologist-in-charge, said it had increased the speed and accuracy of diagnosis.

22 Aug 2008 - 12:00am



Hong Kong Museum of Art

27 May 2008 - 12:00am