Ming-Yen Ng

Ming-Yen Ng
The University of Hong Kong | HKU · Department of Diagnostic Radiology

BMedSci BMBS FRCR FSCMR FACC

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Introduction
Currently working as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Hong Kong at Queen Mary Hospital. Current research work is on cardiac MRI feature tracking, T1 mapping, myocardial perfusion and congenital heart disease.
Additional affiliations
July 2013 - June 2014
UHN: Toronto General Hospital
Position
  • Cardiac Imaging Fellow
July 2013 - June 2014
University of Toronto
Position
  • Clinical Fellow
August 2012 - February 2013
University Hospital Of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Position
  • Radiology Resident/ Specialist Registrar

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Publications (76)
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Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) derived left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LV-GLS) for evaluating dilated cardiomyopathy patients has been addressed in studies with contradictory results. We therefore performed the first systematic review evaluating evidence on the prognostic value of CMR derived LV-GLS for ischaemic (IDCM) and non-ischa...
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Background The extent to which health care systems have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide necessary cardiac diagnostic services is unknown. Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the impact of the pandemic on cardiac testing practices, volumes and types of diagnostic services, and perceived psychological stress to health care...
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This review aims to summarize original articles published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT) for the year 2021, focusing on those that had the most scientific and educational impact. The JCCT continues to expand; the number of submissions, published manuscripts, cited articles, article downloads, social media presence, and...
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Objectives We evaluated left atrial (LA) remodeling using cardiac MRI (CMR) in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–positive breast cancer during and after trastuzumab therapy.Methods In this prospective 2-center longitudinal study, 41 women with HER2-positive breast cancer received adjuvant trastuzumab for 12 months, in ad...
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Background Lung cancer is a major health problem. CT lung screening can reduce lung cancer mortality through early diagnosis by at least 20%. Screening high-risk individuals is most effective. Retrospective analyses suggest that identifying individuals for screening by accurate prediction models is more efficient than using categorical age-smoking...
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Introduction: There has been inconsistent data on the direct comparison of prasugrel and ticagrelor. This meta-analysis was conducted to summarise the current available evidence. Methods: We performed a meta-analysis (PROSPERO-registered CRD42020166810) of randomized trials up to Feb 2020 that compared prasugrel and ticagrelor in acute coronary...
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Background: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is increasingly used in the evaluation of patients who are potential candidates for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy to assess left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF), myocardial fibrosis, and etiology of cardiomyopathy. It is unclear whether CMR-derived strain measurem...
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Background The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic significantly affected management of cardiovascular disease around the world. The effect of the pandemic on volume of cardiovascular diagnostic procedures is not known. Objectives This study sought to evaluate the effects of the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic on cardiovascular diagn...
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Ischaemia with no obstructive coronary artery disease (INOCA) affects up to 50% of patients referred for coronary angiography for suspected angina. Although originally thought to be benign, recent data shows that patients with INOCA have an adverse prognosis. There are challenges in identifying and managing the underlying cause, which is most often...
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Triaging and prioritising patients for RT-PCR test had been essential in the management of COVID-19 in resource-scarce countries. In this study, we applied machine learning (ML) to the task of detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection using basic laboratory markers. We performed the statistical analysis and trained an ML model on a retrospective cohort of...
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Background Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) has been predominantly used in the Asia–Pacific region for stress perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). We evaluated the prognosis of patients stressed using ATP, for which there are no current data. Methods We performed a retrospective longitudinal study from January 2016 to December 2020 and i...
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Objectives This study sought to quantify and compare the decline in volumes of cardiovascular procedures between the United States and non-US institutions during the early phase of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Background The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the care of many non-COVID-19 illnesses. Reductions in diagnostic cardi...
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Background and Aims Increased serum uric acid (SUA) is common in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and is associated with left ventricular (LV) myocardial dysfunction. Nonetheless the association of SUA with right ventricular (RV) function in T2DM has not been studied. This study aimed to investigate the association of SUA with biventricular myocardi...
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Background A high proportion of COVID-19 patients were reported to have cardiac involvements. Data pertaining to cardiac sequalae is of urgent importance to define subsequent cardiac surveillance. Methods We performed a systematic cardiac screening for 97 consecutive COVID-19 survivors including electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiography, serum tro...
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Funding Acknowledgements Type of funding sources: Public hospital(s). Main funding source(s): United Christian Hospital Ruttonjee and Tang Siu Kin Hospitals Background Better risk stratification in pulmonary hypertension (PH) by echocardiography (echo) to detect ventricular vascular uncoupling may act as gate-keeper for downstream management, such...
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Abstract Objectives This study investigated the prognosis of coronary microvascular disease (CMD) as determined by stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with ischemic symptoms but without significant coronary artery disease (CAD). Background Patients with CMD have poorer prognosis with various cardiac diseases. The myocardia...
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Background Increased serum uric acid (SUA) is common in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and is associated with left ventricular (LV) myocardial dysfunction. Nonetheless the association of SUA with right ventricular (RV) function in patients with T2DM has not been studied. This study aimed to investigate the association of SUA with biv...
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Background Prasugrel and ticagrelor are both effective anti-platelet drugs for patients with acute coronary syndrome. However, there has been limited data on the direct comparison of prasugrel and ticagrelor until the recent ISAR-REACT 5 trial. Purpose To compare the efficacy of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients with acute coronary syndrome wit...
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Purpose: To evaluate the performance of a deep learning (DL) algorithm for the detection of COVID-19 on chest radiographs (CXR). Materials and methods: In this retrospective study, a DL model was trained on 112,120 CXR images with 14 labeled classifiers (ChestX-ray14) and fine-tuned using initial CXR on hospital admission of 509 patients, who ha...
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Objectives: To develop: (1) two validated risk prediction models for COVID-19 positivity using readily available parameters in a general hospital setting; (2) nomograms and probabilities to allow clinical utilisation. Methods: Patients with and without COVID-19 were included from 4 Hong Kong hospitals. Database was randomly split 2:1 for model deve...
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Purpose: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has evolved into a worldwide pandemic. CT although sensitive in detecting changes suffers from poor specificity in discrimination from other causes of ground glass opacities (GGOs). We aimed to develop and validate a CT-based radiomics model to differentiate COVID-19 from other causes of pulmonary G...
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Background Olfactory dysfunction (OD) has been reported in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, there are knowledge gaps about the severity, prevalence, etiology, and duration of OD in COVID-19 patients. Methods Olfactory function was assessed in all participants using questionnaires and the butanol threshold test (BTT). COVID-19 patients...
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Aims : Few prospective studies have evaluated sex-specific pattern, natural progression of left ventricular (LV) remodelling, and diastolic dysfunction in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The aim of this study was to study the sex-specific prevalence, longitudinal changes of LV remodelling, and diastolic dysfunction in patients with T2DM. Fur...
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Outbreaks due to emergent pathogens like Covid-19 are difficult to contain as the time to gather sufficient information to develop a detection system is outpaced by the speed of transmission. Here we develop a general pneumonia (PNA) CXR Deep Learning (DL) model (MAIL1.0) follow by a second-generation DL model (MAIL2.0) for detection of Covid-19 on...
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Aim: To assess the agreement of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) feature-tracking (FT) parameters with echocardiography to diagnose diastolic dysfunction; to determine whether a similar parameter to mitral inflow early diastolic velocity to early diastolic tissue velocity ratio (E/e') can increase accuracy of imaging by dividing th...
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Introduction Chest CT is thought to be sensitive but less specific in diagnosing the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The diagnostic value of CT is unclear. We aimed to compare the performance of CT and initial RT-PCR for clinically suspected COVID-19 patients outside the epicentre—Wuhan, China. Materials and methods Patients clinically suspec...
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Background: Stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to screen for silent myocardial ischaemia in asymptomatic high risk patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) has never been performed, and its effectiveness is unknown. Our aim was to determine the feasibility of a screening programme using stress CMR by obtaining preliminary data on th...
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Background Current COVID-19 radiological literature is dominated by CT and a detailed description of chest x-ray (CXR) appearances in relation to the disease time course is lacking. Purpose To describe the time course and severity of the CXR findings of COVID-19 and correlate these with real time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT...
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Background COVID-19 (formerly known as the 2019 novel coronavirus [2019-nCoV]) has rapidly spread in mainland China and into multiple countries worldwide. The radiographic profile of this infection continues to evolve as more cases present beyond the epicenter of Wuhan, China. Purpose We present 21 COVID-19 cases from two Chinese centers with CT a...
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Background Conversion from conventional hemodialysis (CHD) to in-centre nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD) is associated with left ventricular (LV) mass regression, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Using cardiac MRI (CMR), we examined the effects of INHD on epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and paracardial adipose tissue (PAT), and...
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We evaluated temporal changes in early diastolic strain rates by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) as an early detector of trastuzumab-induced ventricular dysfunction. We conducted a prospective, multi-centre, longitudinal observational study of 41 trastuzumab-treated breast cancer women who underwent serial CMR (baseline, 6, 12, and 18 month...
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Prognostic value of myocardial perfusion reserve index in stable chest pain patients with coronary microvascular disease: A multicenter study
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Background: Left atrial (LA) volume is a well-established cardiovascular prognosticator in patients with end-stage renal disease. Although dialysis intensification is associated with left ventricular mass regression, there are limited data regarding LA remodeling. Using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), we examined changes in LA size and f...
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Introduction: In addition to understanding causes of morbidity and mortality following tetralogy of Fallot repair (rTOF), the importance of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) such as quality of life (QOL) is increasingly being recognized. Hypothesis: We hypothesized that PROs in rTOF would be associated with selected sociodemographic factors, functio...
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Introduction: Late complications after tetralogy of Fallot repair (rTOF) often arise from chronic pulmonary regurgitation (PR). Prospective studies of outcomes in those with rTOF and significant PR are lacking. Hypothesis: We hypothesized that cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) imaging measurements would be associated with poor outcome...
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Aim: To investigate the accuracy of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) tissue tracking (CMR-TT) and speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) against CMR determined right ventricular (RV) ejection fraction (RVEF) and to identify an optimal cut-off value for STE and CMR-TT to determine RVEF <45% and compare this to other conventional methods for estima...
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Objectives: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common in patients referred for cardiac assessment. Nonetheless, current estimates of its prevalence and contributing factors are limited. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence and demographics of TR in patients referred for echocardiography assessment at two University-affiliated ho...
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Background. In-center nocturnal hemodialysis (INHD) is associated with favorable left ventricular (LV) remodeling. Although right ventricular (RV) structure and function carry prognostic significance, the impact of dialysis intensification on RV is unknown. Our objectives were to evaluate changes in RV mass index (MI), end-diastolic volume index (E...
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Background: Vector flow mapping (VFM) enables direct visualization of flow pattern and estimation of flow volume. The aim of this study was to determine its accuracy in the quantification of pulmonary regurgitation (PR) in congenital heart patients after repair of right ventricular (RV) outflow obstruction. Methods: This study comprised two part...
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased vascular calcification, although the rate of progress of calcification is uncertain. The aim of the study was to evaluate the progression of and the predictors for calcification in different vascular beds over 10 years. The 10-year actual coronary calcium score (CS) and 10-year predicted corona...
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Objectives: Refractory and resistant hypertension is defined as hypertension that is uncontrolled despite the use of multiple antihypertensives. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prevalence, both in young and elderly, and the pattern of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in South-Eastern Chinese patients with refractory, resistant an...
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Although it is known that Anderson-Fabry Disease (AFD) can mimic the morphologic manifestations of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) on echocardiography, there is a lack of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) literature on this. There is limited information in the published literature on the distribution of myocardial fibrosis in patients with...
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Objectives To evaluate the heart rate lowering effect of relaxation music in patients undergoing coronary CT angiography (CCTA), pulmonary vein CT (PVCT) and coronary calcium score CT (CCS). Methods Patients were randomised to a control group (i.e. standard of care protocol) or to a relaxation music group (ie. standard of care protocol with music)....