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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Medical Ultrasound

'Body sculpting' gains converts

Once, the only way to remove stubborn fat and cellulite, other than by dietary methods or exercise, was by undergoing liposuction surgery - a bit scary for some but usually a safe and effective treatment.

Tuesday, 28 June, 2011, 12:00am

The good, the bad and the not-so-ugly

Dr Kenneth Hui

PSP Rm 2210, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, tel: 2523 7690

Cheng Ming Shiaw

ISM Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery Centre, Unit 402-6, 4/F, Hong Kong Pacific Centre, 28 Hankow Road, TST, Kowloon, tel: 6998 0008 or 2312 1608

Or Chi Kong

11 Apr 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

'Laptop' ultrasound unit sought for heart-defect babies

Every year 450 to 500 babies suffering from various congenital heart defects are born in Hong Kong.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

3-D scans prove more effective on fetuses

Using an enhanced three-dimensional ultrasound scanner increases the chances of detecting hidden abnormalities in unborn children by between 5 and 10 per cent, say doctors at the University of Hong Kong.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

Drug overdose likely, coroner told

Patient given more than doctor claims, professor says

An elderly woman who collapsed while undergoing liposuction most likely died from a drug overdose, medical experts told the Coroner's Court yesterday.

24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Patient's age a mystery to her surgeon, coroner told

The doctor who carried out liposuction on a 70-year-old woman who died shortly after the operation told the Coroner's Court yesterday he was unaware of her age.

Lam King-fong was undergoing an operation to have fat removed from her abdomen by plastic surgeon Franklin Li Wang-pong on August 28, 2003, when she fell unconscious after being injected with a local anaesthetic.

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Heart muscle tests are saving lives

Technology to measure heart muscle action is saving lives, Chinese University says. It enables doctors to detect a slowing in muscle action, providing an early warning of a possibly fatal condition and enabling earlier treatment.

28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Firm hails revolution of 3D heart technology

An American manufacturer has arrived in Hong Kong to promote new technology that allows physicians to see a beating human heart as a transparent, three-dimensional image, saying it could improve patients' chances of survival.

25 Mar 2003 - 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