Shu-Hang Ng

Shu-Hang Ng
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital | CGMH · Department of Diagnostic Radiology

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July 2014 - February 2016
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
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  • Vice Director

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Publications (462)
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Background Phlebosclerotic colitis (PC) is a rare form of nonthrombotic colonic ischemia. This retrospective study analyzed the clinical findings and temporal CT changes in 29 PC patients with long-term follow-up. Methods Twenty-nine patients with characteristic CT features of PC collected between 1997 and 2020 were stratified into the acute abdom...
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Background To assess the prognostic significance of different nodal parameters [i.e., number of pathologically positive nodes, log odds of positive lymph nodes, lymph node ratio (LNR), and extra-nodal extension (ENE)] in Taiwanese patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC), and to devise an optimized pN classification system for pred...
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Objectives While the NCCN guidelines maintain that T4b oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) should undergo either non-surgical treatments or clinical trials, promising outcomes of T4b OCSCC having surgical excision have been reported. We analyzed and compared the clinical outcomes of Taiwanese patients with pT4a and pT4b OCSCC who had underg...
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Whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) serves as the first-line imaging modality for breast cancer follow-up. To investigate the imaging characteristics and diagnostic accuracy of WBCT for incidental ovarian tumors in patients with prior breast cancer, we retrospectively reviewed a consecutive cohort of 13,845 patients with breast cancer, of whom 14...
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Objectives To evaluate the clinical impact of a deep learning system (DLS) for automated detection of pulmonary nodules on computed tomography (CT) images as a second reader.Methods This single-centre retrospective study screened 21,150 consecutive body CT studies from September 2018 to February 2019. Pulmonary nodules detected by the DLS on axial...
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(1) Background: The optimal cutoff value that maximizes the prognostic value of surgical margins in patients with resected oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma has not yet been identified. (2) Methods: Data for this study were retrieved from the Taiwan Cancer Registry Database. A total of 13,768 Taiwanese patients with oral cavity squamous cell carc...
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Objectives The prognosis of pN3b oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) remains heterogeneous. We sought to improve the prognostic stratification of patients with pN3b OCSCC through a combined analysis of FDG-PET parameters and clinicopathological risk factors (RFs). Methods From 2001 to 2019, complete data on maximum standardized uptake valu...
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Objectives The postoperative outcomes of patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) vary greatly. To improve risk stratification, we sought to identify genetic biosignatures by whole-exome sequencing (WES). Materials and Methods We retrieved patients with OCSCC patients with paired freshly frozen malignant and non-malignant tissue s...
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Methods: We sought to compare the prognostic impact of tumor differentiation with respect to adverse risk factors (RFs) identified by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines--including extranodal extension (ENE), positive/close margins, perineural invasion, lymphatic invasion, and vascular invasion--in patients with locally adv...
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Background We compared the clinical outcomes of patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) with cN+pN0 versus cN0pN0 disease. Methods A total of 1309 OCSCC patients with pN0 disease were included. Of them, 1019 and 290 cases had cN0pN0 and cN+pN0 disease, respectively. For comparison purposes, we also examined 799 patients with pN+d...
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Background To compare the value of interim ¹⁸ F-FLT-PET and ¹⁸ F-FDG-PET for predicting treatment outcomes in patients with metastatic breast cancer after salvage therapy. Methods Patients with metastatic breast cancer received PET/CT using ¹⁸ F-FLT and ¹⁸ F-FDG at baseline, after the 1st and 2nd cycle of systemic chemotherapy. The clinical respon...
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Alterations in metabolism following radiotherapy affect therapeutic efficacy, although the mechanism underlying such alterations is unclear. A new imaging technique—named dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) carbon-13 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—probes the glycolytic flux in a real-time, dynamic manner. The [1-13C]pyruvate is transported by the...
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Objectives: pStage IVB oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) is defined as either pT4b or pN3 disease. We sought to devise an improved prognostic stratification of this patient group. Methods: Between December 2003 and January 2018, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 1331 consecutive patients with OCSCC who received tumor...
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Objective We sought to improve the prognostic stratification of patients with pN3b oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) through a combined analysis of FDG-PET parameters and clinicopathological risk factors (RFs). Methods Complete data on maximum standardized uptake values derived from FDG-PET of neck metastatic nodes (SUV-nodal-max) and cl...
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We prospectively investigated the prognostic value of imaging parameters for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) using dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET)/computed tomography (CT). Patients with stage III–IVb NPC underwent F-FDG...
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Background: This study investigates whether the appendicular skeletal muscle index (ASMI) was an independent prognostic predictor for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) receiving concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) and whether there were any differences in lean mass loss in different body regions during CCRT. Methods: In...
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Background: This retrospective study evaluated the computed tomography (CT) features and clinical implications of a novel broken-crescent sign in patients with acute aortic intramural hematoma (IMH). Methods: Out of 104 patients with aortic IMH encountered in our institution between 2003 and 2018, nine patients exhibited a positive broken-cresce...
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Background and purpose We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of radiologic extranodal extension (rENE) in patients with hypopharyngeal cancer (HPC) treated with primary chemoradiation. Materials and methods Cancer registry data were reviewed from 2005–2014. Inclusion criteria included HPC, clinical N1-3 disease (AJCC staging system, 7th editio...
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Objectives To investigate the prognostic value of the relative maximum standardized uptake value (SUV) ratio between neck lymph node and primary tumor (NTR) measured by pretreatment ¹⁸F-FDG PET in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Materials and methods We retrospectively reviewed patients with non-disseminated NPC who underwent PET sca...
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Background Contrast-enhanced spectral mammogram (CESM) is a modern technique providing additional information to detect or diagnose the breast cancers. Introduction We present a rare ACC of breast on CESM. Methods A 49-year-old woman with surgicopathological proved ACC is reported with features on CESM, sonography and contrast-enhanced magnetic r...
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Background Quantitative maps from cardiac MRI provide objective information for myocardial tissue. The study aimed to report the T1 and T2* relaxation time and its relationship with clinical parameters in healthy Taiwanese participants. Materials and Methods Ninety-three participants were enrolled between 2014 and 2016 (Males/Females: 43/50; age:...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a prognostic model incorporating [18F]FDG PET/CT radiomics for patients of minor salivary gland carcinoma (MSGC). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the pretreatment [18F]FDG PET/CT images of 75 MSGC patients treated with curative intent. Using a 1.5:1 ratio, the patients were rando...
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Purpose The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether texture features extracted from ¹⁸F-FDG PET/CT images may provide additional prognostic information in patients with metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Materials and Method We retrospectively examined 52 patients with metastatic NPC who underwent assessment of EBV DNA titers and...
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Objectives: The clinical significance of positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) functional parameters in nasopharyngealcarcinoma (NPC) remains unclear. The purpose of this prospective study was two-fold: (1) to investigate the associations between simultaneously acquired PET/MRI perfusion, diffusion, and glucose metaboli...
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Study on the impact of pretreatment malnutrition on treatment outcomes in locally advanced head and neck cancer (LAHNC) patients is still lacking. We prospectively collected various malnutrition assessment methods including nutrition indexes, inflammatory biomarkers, and lean body mass index (LBMI) data before treatments. The one year mortality rat...
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Objectives Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is characterised by arterial occlusion and fibrosis in the lower extremities. Extracellular volume matrix fraction (ECV) is a biomarker of skeletal muscle fibrosis, but has not been applied to the lower extremities with PAD. This study investigated the clinical feasibility of using ECV for calf muscle fi...
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Robust early prediction of clinical outcomes in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is paramount for implementing appropriate management interventions. We propose a method that uses the baseline MRI, measuring diffusion parameters from multiple parcellated brain regions, to predict the 2-year clinical outcome in Parkinson’s disease. Diffusion tensor imaging w...
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The aim of this study is to develop a computer-aided diagnosis method to help classify medical images of neck lymph nodes in head and neck cancer patients. According to the current practice guidelines, the classification of lymph node status is critical for patient stratification before treatment. Take extra-nodal extension (ENE) of metastatic neck...
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Objective Clinical outcomes of patients with resected oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) chiefly depend on the presence of specific clinicopathological risk factors (RFs). Here, we performed a combined analysis of FDG-PET, genetic markers, and clinicopathological RFs in an effort to improve prognostic stratification. Methods We retrospect...
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Purpose In this prospective study, we sought to compare the clinical utility of fluorodeoxyglucose PET/MRI, MRI, and PET/CT in the detection of synchronous cancers and distant metastases in patients with oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OHSCC). Methods We examined 198 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven OHSCC who agree...
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Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is characterized by a rapid and progressive clinical course. A timely and objective image-based evaluation of disease severity before standard clinical assessments might increase the diagnostic confidence of the neurologist. We sought to investigate whether features from diffusion tensor imaging of the entire br...
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Objective To develop and evaluate the performance of U-Net for fully automated localization and segmentation of cervical tumors in magnetic resonance (MR) images and the robustness of extracting apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) radiomics features. Methods This retrospective study involved analysis of MR images from 169 patients with cervical c...
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Introduction: Disruption to white matter pathways is an important contributor to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. Fixel-based analysis has recently emerged as a useful fiber-specific tool for examining white matter structure. In this longitudinal study, we used Fixel-based analysis to investigate white matter changes occurring over time in...
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Purpose: The evidence for adjuvant therapy of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) in NCCN guidelines derives from patients with head and neck cancer. Here, we examined whether adjuvant therapy should be guided by a detailed analysis of pathological risk factors in pure OCSCC patients. Methods: Between 2004 and 2016, we retrospectively re...
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The utility of multimodality molecular imaging for predicting treatment response and survival of patients with hypopharyngeal carcinoma remains unclear. Here, we sought to investigate whether the combination of different molecular imaging parameters may improve outcome prediction in this patient group.Patients with pathologically proven hypopharyng...
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Background According to the AJCC third to seventh edition staging manuals (1988–2010), the presence of through cortex and/or skin invasion in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) identifies T4a tumors. The AJCC eighth edition (2018) introduced a depth of invasion (DOI) > 20 mm as a criterion for pT4a. Subsequently, a revision maintained that...
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Purpose This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and T2-mapping to assess temporal renal damage in deoxycorticosterone acetate–salt (DOCA-salt) hypertensive rats and compare the results with histopathologic and immunohistochemical findings. Procedures After baseline renal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 2...
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Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and immune status are strongly related to cancer prognosis, although few studies have examined both factors. This prospective observational study (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02420600) evaluated whether CTCs, circulating cancer stem-like cells (cCSCs), and peripheral lymphocytes with/without Programmed cell death protein 1...
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Purpose To determine the value of early evaluation of response to concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using ¹⁸F-FDG PET-derived parameters and the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA titre in outcome prediction in patients with primary nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methods Sixty patients with primary NPC were prospectively enrolled. All patients underw...
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Background: Computed tomography (CT) has served as the first-line imaging modality but its role for detecting recurrent ovarian cancer should be revisited in the era of whole-body CT. Purpose: To study anatomical distributions and imaging patterns of recurrent ovarian epithelial cancer through whole-body CT and their associations with serum cancer...
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Objective: According to the AJCC 2017 Staging Manual, oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) with pN2 disease (based on the AJCC 2010 criteria) and extra-nodal extension (ENE) should be classified as pN3b. We performed a detailed outcome analyses in this patient subgroup. Material and methods: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical record...
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Background: The patterns of nodal relapse in submandibular gland carcinoma (SMGC) patients treated with postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) remain unclear. This study aims to investigate the nodal failure patterns and the utility of elective nodal irradiation (ENI) in SMGC patients undergoing PORT. Methods: We retrospectively enrolled 65 SMGC pati...
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PurposeBoth head and neck magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 18F–fluorodeoxyglucose (18F–FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) play a crucial role in the staging of primary nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). In this study, we sought to prospectively investigate the clinical utility of simultaneous whole-body 18F–FDG PET/MR...
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Background: Precision error in dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is defined as difference in results due to instrumental and technical factors given no biologic change. The aim of this study is to compare precision error in DXA body composition scans in head and neck cancer patients before and 2 months after chemotherapy. Methodology: A tot...
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Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the potential of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for monitoring adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell (ADMSC) therapy of renal ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI). Procedures: After baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 36 Sprague-Dawley rats with bilateral renal IRI were divided equally as groups...
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Objectives: Human papillomavirus-negative oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has unfavorable survival outcomes. Two outcomes have been identified based on smoking history and tumor stage. We investigate the prognostic role of pre-treatment positron emission tomography (PET) in high-risk OPSCC. Materials and methods: We enrolled 147 M0...
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Objective: To retrospectively analyse the quantitative measurement and kinetic enhancement among pathologically proven benign and malignant lesions using contrast enhanced spectral mammography (CESM). Methods: We investigated the differences in enhancement between 44 benign and 108 malignant breast lesions in CESM, quantifying the extent of enha...
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Purpose To determine whether pretreatment in vivo 1H magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy at 3 Tesla (T) and 18F-FDG PET/CT can offer predictive power regarding the local control of oropharyngeal or hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OHSCC) patients. Materials and Methods ¹H MR spectroscopy was performed in addition to conventional MR imaging...
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Background: The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition (American Joint Committee on Cancer [AJCC]-8, 2017) introduces depth of invasion (DOI) as a factor in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), with DOI > 10.0 mm leading to an upstaged T3 classification. We aimed to compare the outcome of patients with AJCC-8 pT3N0 OSCC according to the AJC...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the hyperacute and acute changes in apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), T1, and T2 mapping in rat kidneys after severe bilateral renal ischemic-reperfusion injury (IRI). After baseline MRI, 24 Spraque-Dawley rats with renal IRI were divided equally as group 1 (post-IRI MRI at 6 hours, days 1, 3, and 7) and...
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Background To investigate the advantage of concurrent chemotherapy with postoperative radiotherapy (RT) of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in patients with three or more minor risk factors. Methods Minor risk factors included pT4 disease, pN1 disease, margin ≤ 4 mm, poor differentiation, perineural invasion, vessel or lymphatic invasion, and t...
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Objectives: We investigated the relationships of cystic nodal metastasis, human papillomavirus (HPV) status, and treatment failure patterns in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) treated with chemoradiotherapy. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed pretreatment MRI and clinical courses of patients with OPSCC whose tumors w...
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Background: The identification of extrinsic tongue muscle invasion in oral cavity cancer remains challenging. Notably, the most recent American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC 2017, 8th edition) staging manual indicates that extrinsic muscle invasion does not lead to the diagnosis of a T4 tumor. Because this approach carries the risk of tumor down...
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Objectives Although patients with buccal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) usually show acceptable outcomes, local control and survival rates are generally lower than those observed for tongue SCC. This study was designed to compare the clinical outcomes of Taiwanese patients with these two common oral cavity malignancies. Methods Patients with first...
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In order to identify the cortical changes in patients with Sialidosis type 1, diffusion tensor imaging and resting state fMRI were acquired from 11 patients and 11 sex/age matched normal controls after clinical evaluations. The neuroimages from each participant were normalized and parcellated according to the Automatic Anatomical Labeling. Both the...
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Purpose: To investigate the biological meaning of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in tumors following radiotherapy. Materials and methods: Five mice bearing TRAMP-C1 tumor were half-irradiated with a dose of 15 Gy. Diffusion-weighted images, using multiple b-values from 0 to 3000 s/mm2 , were acquired at 7T on day 6. ADC values calcu...
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The purpose of this study is to compare the treatment outcome of different radiation doses of elective neck irradiation (ENI) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). In total, 504 patients with nondisseminated NPC who underwent magnetic resonance imaging before radical IMRT between 2000 and 2...