Medical Physics

Hospitals to get new equipment to cut waits

The Hospital Authority is modernising its ageing equipment with new government funding as a study shows Hong Kong scores poorly among some developed economies in the availability of advanced medical devices.

Saturday, 29 May, 2010, 12:00am



Hong Kong Museum of Art

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

Ultrasound option for tongue cancer patients

Tongue cancer patients may choose an alternative way of assessing tumours that saves money and time, doctors have said.

University of Hong Kong medics suggest using an ultrasound scan instead of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the thickness of tumours before treatment.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Surgeon guilty of misconduct

A surgeon with 45 years' experience was found guilty of professional misconduct yesterday for failing to remove a tumour from the rectum of a cancer patient.

But heart specialist Pannalal Nandi was acquitted by the Medical Council of another charge of failing to inform the patient - journalist Ray Heath, who has since died - about the tumour.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Combined therapy cures the incurable

NEW CANCER treatments discovered in recent years have boosted the doctor's armamentarium so much that the once incurable disease can now be brought under control.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Without insurance, patients dig deep to pay for treatment

Ever since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2004, Cecilia Kao has gone through the gamut of treatment - from surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy to Chinese medicine.

Her medical bills have so far come to $330,000 and are still accumulating.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Invention promises quieter times ahead

Scientists have invented an ultra-thin sound-proofing material only one-tenth as thick as conventional alternatives.

The material, developed by researchers at the department of physics at the University of Science and Technology, could be used to shield buildings from earthquake vibrations, scientists believe.

29 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Patients to go under X-knife

TWO brain cancer patients are waiting to discover who will be the first to undergo X-knife surgery.

Each is a candidate for the arc of high-dosage radiation that can pinpoint a tumour deep within a patient's brain.

17 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Radiation and health training stepped up

HONG KONG is bolstering its expertise in radiation protection as southern China builds more nuclear power plants and as hospitals increase use of advanced radioactive treatment techniques.

8 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

It's a hard job finding time to be good parents

Q: DESPITE our busy work schedules, my wife and I want to be good parents and are struggling over whether to buy commercial baby foods or make our own baby food using a food mill and blender. What is your advice? Dr Rose writes: I applaud you and your wife for your efforts.

1 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Drive for hi-tech diagnostics

A TEAM of international experts in radiology began a tour of Hong Kong and China yesterday, calling for more education on state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques.

The head of the team, Professor Alexander Margulis, said the region already had the most advanced diagnostic technology, but there was a need for more education on its use.

26 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Scanners banned

CHINA is to ban the use in hospitals of ultrasound scanners, the devices used to determine the sex of a an unborn child, a senior official has revealed.

The move follows the growing practice of pregnant women having ultrasound tests to discover if they are going to have a girl, and then having an abortion.

Sons are greatly desired in Chinese society.

27 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Worrying implications

THE statement by Dr Susanna Lo that radiologists rarely have patient contact (South China Morning Post, May 6) may have been true 20 years ago, but in this era diagnostic radiology is at the forefront of innovative patient care with extensive patient and clinical contact.

10 May 1993 - 12:00am