Dr Yvonne Ho AM

Yvonne Ho AM, the Medical Specialist

Medical CV - Summary:


Yvonne is a Melbourne University MBBS graduate with post-graduate specialisation in Radiology (FRANZCR). As one of their youngest graduates, she went on to subspecialise in Nuclear Medicine & Positron Emission Tomography (PET), to become the first Australian woman of Asian heritage and the first Victorian woman to be dually qualified in Radiology & Nuclear Medicine. She also holds a musculoskeletal fellowship from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

She has led various research teams, is an NMRC (National Medical Research Council) grant holder, and a prolific writer with more than 25 peer-reviewed publications internationally.

Yvonne was Assistant Professor and Divisional Head of a prominent radiology department in a tertiary, teaching hospital. In 2002, she, together with colleague, Professor SC (Ming) Wang, pioneered the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) radiodiagnosis program beyond its traditional boundaries. This was the first time that this program was ever introduced elsewhere in the world, outside Australia and New Zealand. Via this scheme, she contributed positively to workforce and medical imaging availability internationally.

As a result of this, Singapore is (and continues to be) the only country in the world that is accredited for *both* Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) and FRANZCR training. This has enabled the exchange of education beyond geographical boundaries, beyond cultural differences.

The Australian and New Zealand radiology fraternity benefited from pioneering of the RANZCR program elsewhere in the world. Radiology trainees also benefited from being given the opportunity to train in Singapore, and to understand the medical system of another first world.

Yvonne was also pivotal in introducing PET-CT imaging to Singapore.

Well-known for her interesting lectures, she has been an invited international speaker in countries such as Italy, Japan, Indonesia, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. Additionally, she has presented in countries including USA, Austria, Poland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She is a member of several Boards, Council and federal committees of her medical specialty in Australia.

On Australia Day 2015, Yvonne was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. The Order of Australia, instituted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is an Australian society of honour for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service. She joins ranks with individuals such as Australian actors, Paul Hogan and Bryan Brown.

She is also a recipient of the 2014 Australia Awards.

In March 2013, Yvonne became an Inductee of the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. This Honour Roll celebrates and publicly recognises the achievements of inspirational women of the Australian state of Victoria. She now joins ranks with individuals such as Cathy Freeman (Australian gold medallist in 2000 Olympics), Dame Nellie Melba (operatic soprano who gained international fame in the late Victoria Era and early 20th century), Dame Elisabeth Murdoch (wife of newspaper magnate, Sir Keith Murdoch, and mother of Rupert Murdoch) and Dr Priscilla Kincaid-Smith (Australian physician and researcher who specialises in nephrology).

Yvonne is a descendant of Dr Wu Lien-teh (伍连德), a Queen's Scholar and the first person of Chinese heritage to graduate in medicine at Cambridge University. His successful fight that terminated the Chinese pneumonic plague of 1910 brought him international fame. He subsequently devoted thirty years of humanitarian service to China.

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Peer-Reviewed Publications and Presentations


PUBLICATIONS:

  • Ho Y. Bone Scintigraphy. ANZ Nuclear Medicine, 1996; 27(3).
  • Ho Y, Hicks R. Hiatus hernia: A potential cause of false positive iodine-131 scan in thyroid carcinoma. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 1998; 23(9): 621-2.
  • Ho Y, Hennessy O. Indium-111 White Cell Scan to diagnose mycotic aneurysm. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 1999; 24(11): 903-4.
  • Ho YY., Pike J. Imaging Assists in Sports Injuries to Foot and Ankle. Diagnostic Imaging Asia Pacific 2000; 16(3): 12-16.
  • Ho YY. Aortojejunal fistula in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2002; 27(5):358-9.
  • Ho YY. Can histopathological features of breast carcinoma alone, independent of lymph node status, predict a positive bone scan yield? Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2003; 44(5):406P.
  • Ho YY. Can histopathological features of breast carcinoma alone, independent of lymph node status, predict a positive bone scan yield? Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore 2003; 32 Supp(5):S82.
  • Ho YY. Chan YH, Cheah WK. Combined MIBI/US is the modality of choice: A prospective study comparing MIBI, ultrasound and combined MIBI/US of the neck in hyperparathyroidism. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore 2004; 33 Supp(5):S164.
  • Ho YY. MRI of hip pain : Prevalence and mimickers of radiographically occult hip fractures. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore 2004; 33 Supp(5):S164.
  • Wang VS, Lim BG, CK Leow, Ho YY, Shuter B, Goh MI, Wang SC. Review of adverse effects and complications of intra-arterial 90Yttrium (90Y) microspheres selective internal radiation therapy for hepatic malignancy. Australasian Radiology. 2004; 48(2):A5
  • Ang B, Ho YY. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy in Pancoast tumour. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2004; 29(10):633-4.
  • Leong LCH, Ho YY. Suppressed soft tissue uptake of Ga-67 following blood transfusion and chemotherapy. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2005; 30(2):128-130.
  • Ho YY, Chan YH. Original research - Predictors of a positive baseline bone scan in breast cancer. Australasian Radiology 2005; 49(1):21-26.
  • Dayanandan A, Ho YY. Pictorial essay – Bone scintigraphy appearances of incidentally diagnosed soft tissue disorders in musculoskeletal imaging. Australasian Radiology 2005; 49(1):1-7.
  • Ho YY, Chan YH, Cheah WK. Combined MIBI/US is the modality of choice: A prospective study comparing MIBI, ultrasound and combined MIBI/US of the neck in hyperparathyroidism. Australasian Radiology 2005; 49(3):A15
  • Ho YY. MRI of hip pain: Prevalence and mimickers of radiographically occult hip fractures. Australasian Radiology 2005; 49(3):A15.
  • Gi MT, Ho YY. Peritoneal carcinomatosis from ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma on bone scintigraphy. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2005; 30(11):744-6.
  • H’ng, MWC, Ho YY. Paget’s disease of the bone in a Chinese lady. Australasian Radiology 2005; 49(6):505-5077.
  • Ho YY. A review of non-PET functional imaging of primary musculoskeletal tumours: beyond the humble bone scan. Australasian Radiology 2005; 49(6):445-459.
  • Ho YY, Pua U, Teo LLS. Incidental diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease on bone scintigraphy. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2006; 31(9):584-6
  • Wang SC, Ho Y. MRI of Occult Hip Fractures. Biomed Imaging Interv J 2007; 3(1):e12-131
  • Ho YY, Chan YH, Cheah WK. Imaging of hyperparathyroidism – Comparing combined technetium-99m sestamibi/high-resolution ultrasound with technetium-99m sestamibi or high-resolution ultrasound alone. Journal of Organ Dysfunction 2007:3(1):36-43.
  • Ho YY, Stanley AJ, Hui JHP, Wang SC. Postoperative evaluation of the knee after autologous chondrocyte implantation: What radiologists need to know. RadioGraphics 2007;27:207-220.
  • Disler DG, Ho YY, Stanley AJ, Hui JHP, Wang SC. Invited Commentary, Authors’ Response. RadioGraphics 2007;27:221-222
  • Lee W, Lau E, Duddalwar V, Stanley A, Trost N, Ho Y. Extranodal lymphoma in the adult abdomen and pelvis: spectrum of imaging findings. AJR 2007;188(5):A138.
  • Lee W, Lau E, Duddalwar V, Stanley A, Trost N, Ho Y. Abdominal manifestations of extranodal lymphoma: spectrum of imaging findings. AJR 2008:191:198-206
  • Ho YY, Lee W. Metastasis to the breast from an adenocarcinoma of the colon. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound 2009 37(4):239-41

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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

  • 46th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists, Melbourne, Oct 1995.
    Ho Y, Chong W. Acute Transverse Myelitis in S.L.E.
  • 47th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists, Perth, Oct 1996.
    Ho Y. Leukocyte Scintigraphy: Correlation with Clinical Progression of Disease.
  • 50th Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 21-25 June 2003.
    Ho Y. Can Histopathological Features of Breast Carcinoma Alone, Independent of Lymph Node Status, Predict a Positive Bone scan Yield?
  • 54th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists, Brisbane 18-21 September 2003.
    Wang VS, Lim BG, Leow CK, Ho YY, Shuter B, Goh MI, Wang SC. Review of Adverse Effects and Complications of Intra-arterial 90Yttrium (90Y) Microsphere Selective Internal Radiation Therapy for Hepatic Malignancy.
  • 54th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists, Brisbane 18-21 September 2003.
    Dayanandan A, Ho YY. Incidental Musculoskeletal Findings in Bone Scintigraphy.
  • 54th Annual General and Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists, Brisbane 18-21 September 2003.
    Ho YY, Wang, VS. Can Histopathological Features of Breast Carcinoma Alone, Independent of Lymph Node Status, Predict a Positive Bone scan Yield?
  • 7th NUS-NUH Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore, 2 – 3 October 2003.
    BG Lim, Wang VS, Leow CK, Ho YY, Shuter B, Goh MI, Wang SC. Review of Adverse Effects and Complications of Intra-arterial 90Yttrium (90Y) Microsphere Selective Internal Radiation Therapy for Hepatic Malignancy.
  • 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Radiological Society, Singapore, 21-22 February 2004.
    H’ng MWC, Ho YY. A Review of Renal Nuclear Medicine Scans.
  • 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Radiological Society, Singapore, 21-22 February 2004.
    Leong L, Ho YY. Suppressed Soft Tissue Uptake of Gallium-67 following blood transfusion and chemotherapy.
  • 9th Congress of Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Taipei, Taiwan. 2-6 March 2004.
    Cheah WK, Ho Y, Chan YH, Rauff A. Results of sestamibi parathyroid scan and ultrasound for uniglandular and multiglandular parathyroid diseases.
  • 8th NUS-NUH Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore, 7 – 8 October 2004.
    Ho YY. MRI of hip pain: Prevalence and mimickers of radiographically occult hip fractures.
    (Shortlisted for Best Clinical Science Poster Award)
  • 3rd National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore, 9-10 October 2004.
    Ho YY, Chan YH, Cheah WK. Combined MIBI/US is the modality of choice: A prospective study comparing MIBI, ultrasound and combined MIBI/US of the neck in hyperparathyroidism.
  • 3rd National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore, 9-10 October 2004.
    Ho YY. MRI of hip pain: Prevalence and mimickers of radiographically occult hip fractures.
  • 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Perth. 21-24 October 2004.
    Ho YY, Chan YH, Cheah WK. Combined MIBI/US is the modality of choice: A prospective study comparing MIBI, ultrasound and combined MIBI/US of the neck in hyperparathyroidism.
  • 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Perth. 21-24 October 2004.
    Ho YY. MRI of hip pain: Prevalence and mimickers of radiographically occult hip fractures.
  • ECR 2005, Vienna, 4-8 March 2005.
    Ho YY. MRI of hip pain: Prevalence and mimickers of radiographically occult hip fractures.
  • 8th International course: Advances in CT and MRI, Barcelona. (with faculty from Yale University), 25-27 May 2005.
    Ho YY, Stanley AJ, Hui JHP, Wang SC. MRI techniques and findings of the knee post autologous chondrocyte implantation.
  • International Skeletal Society. 32nd Annual Refresher Course, Singapore, 28 September – 1 October 2005.
    Ho YY, Stanley AJ, Hui JHP, Wang SC. The Post-Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation Knee on MR Imaging: A Pictorial Essay
  • International Skeletal Society. 32nd Annual Refresher Course, Singapore, 28 September – 1 October 2005.
    Stanley AJ, Ho Y, Wang SC. Pathology of the plantar aspect of the foot: Ultrasound with MRI correlation a pictorial review.
  • 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Sydney. 6-9 October 2005.
    Ho YY, Stanley AJ, Wang SC. MR Imaging of necrotising fasciitis
  • 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Sydney. 6-9 October 2005.
    Venkatesh SK, Sinha AK, Lau GBH, Ho YY, Wang SC. Comparative evaluation of CT, digital subtraction angiography and Tc-99m MAA scans in the work up of unresectable hepatic lesions for Y-90 ablation therapy.
  • 91st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, Illinois, 27 Nov – 2 Dec 2005.
    Ho YY, Stanley AJ, Hui JHP, Wang SC MRI techniques and findings of the knee post autologous chondrocyte implantation.
  • 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Radiological Society, Singapore, 18-19 Feb 2006.
    Stanley AJ, Ho YY, Chung CB, Wang SC. Imaging strategies to demonstrate the causes of acute and chronic ulnar sided wrist pain
  • ECR 2006, Vienna, Austria, 3-7 March 2006.
    Stanley AJ, Ho YY, Wang SC Tropical pyomyositis: imaging of tropical pyomyositis with clinical and surgical correlation
  • 1st World Congress on Interventional Oncology, Como, Italy, 12-16 June 2006.
    Wang SC, Ho YY, Leung FP, Lim B, Lau GB, Shuter B, Wang V, Leow CK. Outcomes following selective internal radiation therapy with SIR-spheres in non-resectable hepatic malignancy
  • 1st World Congress on Interventional Oncology, Como, Italy, 12-16 June 2006.
    Lau GBH, Wang SC, Ho YY. Technical aspects in the work up for Yttrium-90 SIRsphere radioembolotherapy, in the treatment of hepatic tumours
  • 11th Asian-Oceanian Congress of Radiology, Hong Kong, 6-9th August 2006.
    Wang SC, Ho YY. MRI of occult hip fractures
  • European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Warsaw, Poland. 21-23 Sept 2006.
    Ho YY, Stanley A, Hui J, Wang SC. Non-contrast MRI versus MR arthrography in localising the recipient site and characterising the post-ACI knee: a comparison with surgical findings.
  • American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA, 6-11 May 2007.
    Lee W-K, Lau E, Duddalwar V, Stanley A, Trost N, Ho Y. Extranodal lymphoma in the adult abdomen and pelvis: spectrum of imaging findings.

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