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Pek-Lan Khong(孔碧蘭)
Office: Department of Diagnostic Radiology, HKU
HKU Scholars Hub

Research Interests

Dr. Khong is Professor of Diagnostic Radiology. Her research interests are:
- Applications of advanced neuroimaging techniques, including diffusion-tensor imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and fMRI in neurodevelopment and childhood neurological diseases.
- Animal MR research of neuropathological models

Selected Publications

  1. Qiu, D, Tan, LH, Siok, WT, Zhou, K, Khong, PL. (2011). 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. 32:2054–2063. (pdf)
  2. Cheung, C, Chua, SE, Cheung, V, Khong, PL, Tai, KS, Wong, TKW, Ho TP, McAlonan, GM. (2009). White matter fractional anisotrophy differences and correlates of diagnostic symptoms in autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 50(9):1102-1112. (pdf)
  3. Qiu, D, Tan, LH, Zhou, K, Khong, PL. (2008). Diffusion Tensor Imaging of normal white matter maturation from late childhood to young adulthood: voxel-wise evaluation of mean diffusivity, fractional anisotropy, radial and axial diffusivities, and correlation with reading development. NeuroImage, 14, 223-232. (pdf)
  4. Cheung, V, Cheung, C, McAlonan, GM, Deng, Y, Wong, JGWS, Yip, L, Tai, KS, Khong, PL, and Chua, S. (2008). A diffusion tensor imaging study of structural dysconnectivity in never-medicated first-episode schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 6: 877-85. (pdf)
  5. Khong, PL, Leung, LHT, Fung, ASM, Fong, DYT, Qiu, D, Kwong DLW, Ooi, GC, McAlanon, G, Cao, G, Chan, GCF. (2006). White matter anisotropy in post-treatment childhood cancer survivors: preliminary evidence of association with neurocognitive function. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 24, 884-890. (pdf)
  6. Qiu, DQ, Leung, LHT, Kwong, DLW, Chan, GCF, Khong, PL.(2006). Mapping radiation dose distribution on the Fractional Anisotropy Map: Applications in the assessment of treatment-induced white matter injury. NeuroImage, 31:109-115. (pdf)
  7. Khong, PL, Leung, LHT, Chan, GCF, Kwong, DLW, Wong, WHS, Cao, G, Ooi, GC. (2005). White matter anisotropy in childhood medulloblastoma survivors: association with neurotoxicity risk factors. Radiology, 236:647-652. (pdf)
  8. Ngan, S.C., Hu, X, Tan, L.H., and Khong, P.L., (2009). Improvement of spectral density-based activation detection of event-related fMRI data. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 27, 879–894. (pdf)