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Prof Khong Pek Lan

Designations:
  • Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital
  • Head & Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Qualifications:
MBBS, MD, FRCR
Specialties:
Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology

Biosketch

Professor Khong Pek Lan is Head and Senior Consultant of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, NUH and Head and Professor of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. She also helms the appointment as Director of the Clinical Imaging Research Centre (CIRC), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

She received her medical degree from the National University of Singapore, and her specialist degree from the Royal College of Radiologists, UK (FRCR). She completed a post-graduate Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) from the University of Hong Kong. For sub-specialty training, she trained in Paediatric Radiology at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK, the Boston Children’s Hospital, USA, and Hybrid PET-CT in Oncology at the University Hospital Zurich.

Professor Khong’s research interest started with paediatric neuroradiology, in particular, the paediatric applications of diffusion-weighted and diffusion-tensor MR imaging. From 2007, she focussed on Oncological Imaging, establishing hybrid-PET and molecular imaging in The University of Hong Kong where she served as the Head of Department of Diagnostic Radiology between 2008-2021. In particular, her research was on paediatric cancers, lymphomas and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Professor Khong’s expertise has led to her being elected to leadership roles of various radiology societies, including Honorary Member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and Chinese Society of Radiology (CSR), Fellow and Board of Trustees of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS) and President Elect (2024), Executive Board member of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R), and past committee member of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).

Journals & Publications

  1. Hricak H, Abdel-Wahab M, Atun R, Lette MM, Paez D, Brink JA, Donoso-Bach L, Frija G, Hierath M, Holmberg O, Khong PL, Lewis JS, McGinty G, Oyen WJG, Shulman LN, Ward ZJ, Scott AM. Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine: A Lancet Oncology Commission. Lancet Oncol 2021; 22 (4);e172.doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30751-8.
  2. Lee EYP, Ng MY. Khong PL. COVID-19 pneumonia: what has CT taught us? Lancet Infect Dis. 2020; 20(4):384-385.
  3. Coiffier B, Shen PCH, Lee EYP, Kwong TSP, Lai AYT, Wong EMF, Chiu KWH, Vardhanabhuti V, Khong PL. Introducing point-of-care ultrasound through structured multifaceted ultrasound module in the undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Hong Kong. Ultrasound 2020; 28(1):38-46.
  4. Yuan H, Ai QY, Kwong DLW, Fong DYT, King AD, Lee VHF, Khong PL. Cervical nodal volume for prognostication and risk stratification of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and implications on the TNM-staging system. Scientific Reports 2017;7(1):10387. Doi:10.1038/s41598-017-10423-w
  5. Liu D, Khong PL, Gao Y, Mahmood U, Quinn B, St. Germain J, Xu GX, Dauer LT. Radiation Dosimetry of Whole-Body Dual Tracer 18F-FDG and 11C-Acetate PET/CT for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2016;57(6):907-912.
  6. Liu D, Fong DY, Chan AC, Poon RT, Khong PL. Hepatocellular carcinoma: surveillance CT schedule after hepatectomy based on risk stratification. Radiology 2015;274(1):133-40 2014.
  7. Khong PL, Huang B, Lee EY, Chan KS, Kwong YL. Midtreatment 18F-FDG PET/CT scan for early response assessment of SMILE therapy in natural killer/T-cell lymphoma: a prospective study from a single center. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2014;55(6)911-916.
  8. Qiu D, Tan LH, Siok WT, Zhou K, Khong PL. Lateralization of the arcuate fasciculus and its differential correlation with reading ability between young learners and experienced readers: a diffusion tensor tractography study in a Chinese cohort. Human Brain Mapping 2011;32:2054-2063.
  9. Huang BS, Law MWM, Khong PL. Whole body PET-CT scan: estimation of radiation dose and cancer risk. Radiology 2009;251:166-174.
  10. Wang S, Wu EX, Qiu D, Leung LHT, Lau HF, Khong PL. Longitudinal diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging study of radiation induced white matter damage in a rat model. Cancer Research 2009;69:1190-1198.

Professional Memberships

  • European Society of Radiology (ESR): Honorary Member (2021)
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM): Fellow (2015) and Board of Trustees
  • International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS): Fellow (2017)
  • International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP): Past-Member (Committee 3; Protection in Medicine)
  • International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R): Executive Board Member
  • The Society of Pediatric Radiology, SPR and the European Society of Pediatric Radiology, ESPR: Editorial Board for the official journal, Pediatric Radiology


 

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