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A/Prof Quek Swee Tian

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital
  • Group Chief, Diagnostic Imaging, National University Health System




Diagnostic Radiology

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging

Special Interests:

Breast and Musculoskeletal Imaging, Oncologic Imaging


A/Prof Quek Swee Tian is the Group Chief of Radiology at NUHS and a Senior Consultant in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at NUH. He was the immediate past Chief of the Diagnostic Imaging departments at NUH and AH as well as the Clinical Director of the Breast Screen Singapore Programme at NUHS.

A/Prof Quek graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and embarked on his Radiology training obtaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists.

He underwent further training in musculoskeletal radiology at several centres in the UK. His areas of interest are in Musculoskeletal, Oncologic and Breast Imaging. He was previously a Senior Consultant in the Department of Oncologic Imaging, National Cancer Centre Singapore and held concurrent appointments as Visiting Consultant to the Department of Surgical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre, Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Singapore General Hospital and the Ministry of Defence Singapore.

He is also a Clinical Advisor to NUHS Diagnostics and NHG Diagnostics and sits on the Singapore Medical Council’s (SMC) Complaints committee as well as committees in the Ministry of Heaalth and Health Promotion Board. He has published on various topics in oncologic, musculoskeletal and breast imaging.

Journals & Publications

  1. Common Healthcare Related Instruments Subjected To Magnetic Attraction Study (CHRISTMAS): prospective in situ experimental study. Ong SJ, Chia KL, See TC, Graves M, Hoon D, Hang J, Teo L, Su P, Hallinan JTPD, Ong M, Ang B, Quek ST. BMJ. 2023 Dec 21;383:e077164.
  2. Evaluation of architectural distortion with contrast-enhanced mammography. Goh Y, Quek ST, Pillay P, Chou CP. Clin Radiol. 2023 Dec 10:S0009-9260(23)00575-5.
  3. SIR Flat CAP (Safety In Radiology - Flat-Packed Compact Airborne Precaution): A Low-Cost, Portable, Negative-Pressure Isolation Barrier Shield for Protecting Frontline Healthcare Workers. Ong SJ, Renfrew I, Khoo DX, Choong DA, Koh HL, Ng DS, Teo L, Lee JK, Yuen L, Chia KL, Chen PX, Teo YM, Ang B, Quek ST. Cureus. 2023 Oct 2;15(10):e46345.
  4. Deep learning assessment compared to radiologist reporting for metastatic spinal cord compression on CT. Hallinan JTPD, Zhu L, Zhang W, Ge S, Muhamat Nor FE, Ong HY, Eide SE, Cheng AJL, Kuah T, Lim DSW, Low XZ, Yeong KY, AlMuhaish MI, Alsooreti AM, Kumarakulasinghe NB, Teo EC, Yap QV, Chan YH, Lin S, Tan JH, Kumar N, Vellayappan BA, Ooi BC, Quek ST, Makmur A. Front Oncol. 2023 May 4;13:1151073.
  5. A deep learning-based technique for the diagnosis of epidural spinal cord compression on thoracolumbar CT. Hallinan JTPD, Zhu L, Tan HWN, Hui SJ, Lim X, Ong BWL, Ong HY, Eide SE, Cheng AJL, Ge S, Kuah T, Lim SWD, Low XZ, Teo EC, Yap QV, Chan YH, Kumar N, Vellayappan BA, Ooi BC, Quek ST, Makmur A, Tan JH. Eur Spine J. 2023 Nov;32(11):3815-3824.
  6. Application of Machine Learning for Differentiating Bone Malignancy on Imaging: A Systematic Review. Ong W, Zhu L, Tan YL, Teo EC, Tan JH, Kumar N, Vellayappan BA, Ooi BC, Quek ST, Makmur A, Hallinan JTPD. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Mar 18;15(6):1837
  7. Erdheim-Chester disease: Imaging spectrum of multisystemic manifestations. Tan AHS, Dhanda S, Jagmohan P, Singh P, Hallinan JTPD, Quek ST. Ann Acad Med Singap. 2022 Nov;51(11):742-744.
  8. Photoacoustic Tomography Appearance of Fat Necrosis: A First-in-Human Demonstration of Biochemical Signatures along with Histological Correlation. Goh Y, Balasundaram G, Tan HM, Putti TC, Ng CWQ, Fang E, Bi R, Tang SW, Buhari SA, Hartman M, Chan CW, Lim YT, Olivo M, Quek ST. Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Oct 11;12(10):2456.
  9. Diagnostic Accuracy of CT for Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression. Hallinan JTPD, Ge S, Zhu L, Zhang W, Lim YT, Thian YL, Jagmohan P, Kuah T, Lim DSW, Low XZ, Teo EC, Barr Kumarakulasinghe N, Yap QV, Chan YH, Tan JH, Kumar N, Vellayappan BA, Ooi BC, Quek ST, Makmur A. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Aug 31;14(17):4231.
  10. Application of Artificial Intelligence Methods for Imaging of Spinal Metastasis. Ong W, Zhu L, Zhang W, Kuah T, Lim DSW, Low XZ, Thian YL, Teo EC, Tan JH, Kumar N, Vellayappan BA, Ooi BC, Quek ST, Makmur A, Hallinan JTPD. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Aug 20;14(16):4025.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Royal College of Radiologists, United Kingdom
  • Member, Radiological Society of North America

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