Jenny K. Hoang, MBBS MHS

  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiation Oncology
  • Faculty Medical Physics Department
  • Director of Head and Neck Imaging
  • Chair of Grand Rounds Committee
  • Neuroradiology
Address DUMC Box 3808
Durham, NC 27710
Telephone 919-684-7406
Fax 919-684-7157

Dr. Jenny Hoang is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiation Oncology at Duke University Health System. Dr. Hoang earned her M.B.B.S. from the University of Melbourne, completed a diagnostic radiology residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and completed fellowships in neuroradiology and cardiothoracic radiology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hoang has been on faculty with Duke University Health System since 2009 and is the Director of Head & Neck Imaging and Chair of the Grand Rounds Committee. Dr. Hoang is a lifelong learner – she graduated with a Masters in Health Science from Duke University in 2017 and is currently an executive MBA 2019 candidate at the Duke Fuqua School of Business. Dr Hoang is motivated by impacting patient care, and empowering and energizing other healthcare providers to do their best.

Her career is accentuated by her strong involvement in research and education. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles with a focus on thyroid and parathyroid imaging. She led the American College of Radiology (ACR) efforts in producing a White Paper on Incidental Thyroid Findings and was a core member of the ACR TI-RADS committee for thyroid ultrasound. She serves on several ACR committees including the Incidental Findings Committee.

Dr. Hoang is currently funded as the PI for ACR’s Multicenter Thyroid Ultrasound Registry. She is a popular faculty lecturer at national and international meetings. She is also well known for actively educating and advocating on Twitter as @JennyKHoang.

  • MBBS (Hons), University of Melbourne (Australia), 1999
  • MHS Duke University, Durham, NC, 2017
  • Internal Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital (Australia), 2000-2001
  • Radiology, St Vincent's Hospital (Australia), 2002-2006
  • Breast Imaging, St Vincent's Hospital (Australia), 2006
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging, Duke University Medical Center, 2007
  • Neuroradiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2008
National Roles
  • NCI PDQ Advisory board member for Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • ACR - Incidental Findings Committee
  • ACR - Technical Expert Panel for Quality Performance Measures
  • ACR - TI-RADS Steering Committee
  • ACR - NI-RADS Steering Committee
  • ASNR - Social Media and Website Committee
  • RSNA - Radiographics publication committee
Awards and Honors
  • ASNR 2012 Best Scientific Presentation in Head and Neck
  • ASTRO Travel Grant for Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Symposium
  • Radiology Academic Council GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Program 2010-2012
  • American Roentgen Ray Society 2009 Executive Council Award
  • Best Fellow Teaching Excellence Award 2008, Duke University Medical Center
Clinical Interests
  • Head and neck imaging, oncology, and anatomy
  • Sinus and orbital imaging
  • CT-guided spine procedures/central epidural
  • Transforaminal epidural (nerve-root block)
  • Facet joint injections
  • Parathyroid 4D-CT
  • Research Interests Dr. Hoang has clinical expertise in thyroid imaging head and neck imaging, head and neck biopsies, parathyroid 4D-CT imaging, and CT-guided spine procedures. For Dr. Hoang's updated publications see Pubmed:
    Grants ACR TI-RADS Thyroid Ultrasound Registry Outcomes
    Principal Investigator: Jenny Hoang
    Agency: American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN)
    Period: 1/2018 – 1/2019

    Machine learning for thyroid ultrasound: Using machine learning-based algorithm to categorize sonographic features and detect malignancies
    Dr. Jenny Hoang, MBBS (co-PI)
    Dr. Maciej Mazurowski, PhD (co-PI)
    Dr. Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, MD
    Agency: Duke Radiology Putman Grant
    Period: 7/2017-6/2018

    ACR TI-RADS Thyroid Ultrasound Registry
    Principal Investigator: Jenny Hoang
    Agency: American College of Radiology Innovation Grant
    Period: 7/2017-6/2018

    Incidental Thyroid Nodules Detected in the National Lung Screening Trial: Estimation of Prevalence, Malignancy Rate, and Strategy for Workup
    Principal Investigator: Manisha Bahl
    Mentor: Jenny Hoang
    Agency: ASHNR Hanafee Grant
    Period: 9/2014-8/2015

    Thyroid Ultrasound Registry
    Agency: American College of Radiology
    Period: 7/2017-6/2018

    Functional Imaging With FDG-PET and MRI During Chemoradiation of Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer: Do Early Intra-treatment Changes Predict Treatment Outcome?
    Agency: Radiology Academic Council GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Program
    Period: 7/2010-7/2012

    Multicenter Phase II Assessment of Tumor Hypoxia in Glioblastoma using 18F-Fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) with PET and MRI
    Principal Investigator: Elizabeth R. Gerstner, MD
    Principal Investigator for Duke site: Jenny Hoang
    Agency: ACRIN protocol 6684

    Alternate Diagnoses and Significant Incidental Findings on Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography (MDCT-PA) in Clinically Suspected Pulmonary Embolus
    Principal Investigator: Jenny Hoang
    Agency: St Vincent’s Hospital Grants and Research Committee
    Period: 12/2005-12/2006

    Are There Mammographic Predictors Which Discriminate Between Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia And Ductal Carcinoma In Situ?
    Principal Investigator: Jenny Hoang
    Agency: RANZCR Research Committee
    Period: 8/2006-8/2008
    • Griffin AS, Hoang JK, Malinzak MD. CT and MRI of the Orbit. doi: 10.1097/IIO.0000000000000218. 2018 Spring;58(2):25-59 Abstract
    • Griffin AS, Mitsky J, Rawal U, Bronner AJ, Tessler FN, Hoang JK. Improved Quality of Thyroid Ultrasound Reports After Implementation of the ACR Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System Nodule Lexicon and Risk Stratification System. pii: S1546-1440(18)30050-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.01.024. 2018 Mar 1; Abstract
    • Hoang JK, Middleton WD, Farjat AE, Langer JE, Reading CC, Teefey SA, Abinanti N, Boschini FJ, Bronner AJ, Dahiya N, Hertzberg BS, Newman JR, Scanga D, Vogler RC, Tessler FN. Reduction in Thyroid Nodule Biopsies and Improved Accuracy with American College of Radiology Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018172572. 2018 Mar 2;:172572 Abstract
    • Tessler FN, Middleton WD, Grant EG, Hoang JK. Re: ACR Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS): White Paper of the ACR TI-RADS Committee. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.12.035. 2018 Mar;15(3 Pt A):381-382 Abstract
    • Nguyen XV, Roy Choudhury K, Tessler FN, Hoang JK. Effect of Tumor Size on Risk of Metastatic Disease and Survival for Thyroid Cancer: Implications for Biopsy Guidelines. doi: 10.1089/thy.2017.0526. 2018 Feb 22; Abstract
    • Tessler FN, Middleton WD, Grant EG, Hoang JK. Authors' Reply. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.09.034. 2017 Dec;14(12):1522-1523 Abstract
    • Kuzminski SJ, Sosa JA, Hoang JK. Update in Parathyroid Imaging. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2017.08.009. 2018 Feb;26(1):151-166 Abstract
    • Le AK, Zhao C, Hoang JK, Tran SA, Chang CY, Jin M, Nguyen NH, Yasukawa LA, Zhang JQ, Weber SC, Garcia G, Nguyen MH. Ethnic disparities in progression to advanced liver disease and overall survival in patients with chronic hepatitis C: impact of a sustained virological response. doi: 10.1111/apt.14241. 2017 Sep;46(6):605-616 Abstract
    • Crowson MG, Rocke DJ, Hoang JK, Weissman JL, Kaylie DM. Cost-effectiveness analysis of a non-contrast screening MRI protocol for vestibular schwannoma in patients with asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss. doi: 10.1007/s00234-017-1859-2. 2017 Aug;59(8):727-736 Abstract
    • Narloch JL, Farber SH, Sammons S, McSherry F, Herndon JE, Hoang JK, Yin FF, Sampson JH, Fecci PE, Blackwell KL, Kirkpatrick JP, Kim GJ. Biopsy of enlarging lesions after stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases frequently reveals radiation necrosis. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nox090. 2017 Oct 1;19(10):1391-1397 Abstract
    • Ware JB, Jha S, Hoang JK, Baker S, Wruble J. Effective Radiology Reporting. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.01.045. 2017 Jun;14(6):838-839 Abstract
    • Hoang JK, Nguyen XV. Understanding the Risks and Harms of Management of Incidental Thyroid Nodules: A Review. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0003. 2017 Jul 1;143(7):718-724 Abstract
    • Tessler FN, Middleton WD, Grant EG, Hoang JK, Berland LL, Teefey SA, Cronan JJ, Beland MD, Desser TS, Frates MC, Hammers LW, Hamper UM, Langer JE, Reading CC, Scoutt LM, Stavros AT. ACR Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS): White Paper of the ACR TI-RADS Committee. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.01.046. 2017 May;14(5):587-595 Abstract
    • Nguyen XV, Davies L, Eastwood JD, Hoang JK. Extrapulmonary Findings and Malignancies in Participants Screened With Chest CT in the National Lung Screening Trial. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.09.044. 2017 Mar;14(3):324-330 Abstract
    • Patel SS, Hawkins CM, Rawson JV, Hoang JK. Professional Social Networking in Radiology: Who Is There and What Are They Doing? doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2016.09.026. 2017 May;24(5):574-579 Abstract
    • Hoang JK. Add Value in Radiology Reports by Providing a Frame of Reference. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.11.005. 2017 May;14(5):585-586 Abstract
    • Griffin A, Brito JP, Bahl M, Hoang JK. Applying Criteria of Active Surveillance to Low-Risk Papillary Thyroid Cancer Over a Decade: How Many Surgeries and Complications Can Be Avoided? doi: 10.1089/thy.2016.0568. 2017 Apr;27(4):518-523 Abstract
    • Hoang JK. Do Not Hedge When There Is Certainty. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.08.027. 2017 Jan;14(1):5 Abstract
    • Sho S, Yilma M, Yeh MW, Livhits M, Wu JX, Hoang JK, Sepahdari AR. Prospective Validation of Two 4D-CT-Based Scoring Systems for Prediction of Multigland Disease in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. 2016 Dec;37(12):2323-2327 Abstract
    • O'Hanlan KA, Emeney PL, Peters A, Sten MS, McCutcheon SP, Struck DM, Hoang JK. Analysis of a Standardized Technique for Laparoscopic Cuff Closure following 1924 Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomies. doi: 10.1155/2016/1372685. 2016;2016:1372685 Abstract
    • Hoang JK. Incidental Findings on Imaging: Omit or Provide Recommendations. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.06.048. 2016 Oct;13(10):1170 Abstract
    • Hoang JK, Yang HI, Le A, Nguyen NH, Lin D, Vu VD, Chaung K, Nguyen V, Trinh HN, Li J, Zhang JQ, Chen CJ, Nguyen MH. Lower liver cancer risk with antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B patients with normal to minimally elevated ALT and no cirrhosis. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004433. 2016 Aug;95(31):e4433 Abstract
    • Hoang JK. Avoid "Short-Term": Use Units of Time for Follow-Up Recommendations. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.05.003. 2016 Aug;13(8):893 Abstract
    • Yerubandi V, Hoang JK. Reply to "Thyroid Nodule Characterization Using Combined Fine-Needle Aspiration and (99m)Tc-Sestamibi Scintigraphy Strategy". doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.16228. 2016 Aug;207(2):W22 Abstract
    • Hoang JK, Williams K, Gaillard F, Dixon A, Sosa JA. Parathyroid 4D-CT: Multi-institutional International Survey of Use and Trends. 2016 Dec;155(6):956-960 Abstract
    • Galvin L, Oldan JD, Bahl M, Eastwood JD, Sosa JA, Hoang JK. Parathyroid 4D CT and Scintigraphy: What Factors Contribute to Missed Parathyroid Lesions? doi: 10.1177/0194599816630711. 2016 May;154(5):847-53 Abstract
    • Lacayo EA, Glastonbury CM, Hoang JK, Magliocca KR, Hill KL, Hudgins PA. Deep Neck Fibromatosis After Diskectomy and Cervical Fusion: Case Series and Review of the Literature. doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.14864. 2016 May;206(5):1068-72 Abstract
    • Hoang JK. Keep "As Above" Out of the Impression. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2016.01.003. 2016 May;13(5):490 Abstract
    • Yerubandi V, Chin BB, Sosa JA, Hoang JK. Incidental Thyroid Nodules at Non-FDG PET Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Evaluation of Prevalence and Malignancy Rate. doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.15192. 2016 Feb;206(2):420-5 Abstract
    • Amrhein TJ, Schauberger JS, Kranz PG, Hoang JK. Reducing Patient Radiation Exposure From CT Fluoroscopy-Guided Lumbar Spine Pain Injections by Targeting the Planning CT. doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.14436. 2016 Feb;206(2):390-4 Abstract
    • Hoang JK. If There Is No Change, Just Say So. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.10.017. 2016 Mar;13(3):236 Abstract
    • Hoang JK, Seidenwurm D. Caution Against Overinvestigation of Small Thyroid Nodules. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.2905. 2016 Jan;142(1):102-3 Abstract
    • Sajisevi M, Hoang JK, Eapen R, Jang DW. Nasopharyngeal Masses Arising from Embryologic Remnants of the Clivus: A Case Series. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1564603. 2015 Nov;76(2):e253-7 Abstract
    • Tanpitukpongse TP, Grady AT, Sosa JA, Eastwood JD, Choudhury KR, Hoang JK. Incidental Thyroid Nodules on CT or MRI: Discordance Between What We Report and What Receives Workup. doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.14929. 2015 Dec;205(6):1281-7 Abstract
    • Hoang JK. Insignificant Findings: Don't Leave Them Questioning the Significance. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.08.022. 2015 Dec;12(12 Pt A):1244 Abstract
    • Grant EG, Tessler FN, Hoang JK, Langer JE, Beland MD, Berland LL, Cronan JJ, Desser TS, Frates MC, Hamper UM, Middleton WD, Reading CC, Scoutt LM, Stavros AT, Teefey SA. Thyroid Ultrasound Reporting Lexicon: White Paper of the ACR Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TIRADS) Committee. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.07.011. 2015 Dec;12(12 Pt A):1272-9 Abstract
    • Hoang JK. Avoid "Cannot Exclude": Make a Diagnosis. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.06.018. 2015 Oct;12(10):1009 Abstract
    • Januzis N, Nguyen G, Frush DP, Hoang JK, Lowry C, Yoshizumi TT. Feasibility of using the computed tomography dose indices to estimate radiation dose to partially and fully irradiated brains in pediatric neuroradiology examinations. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/60/14/5699. 2015 Jul 21;60(14):5699-710 Abstract
    • Hoang JK, Nguyen XV, Davies L. Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer: answers to five key questions. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2015.01.019. 2015 Aug;22(8):1024-9 Abstract
    • Hoang JK. Avoid Jargon Terms for Normal. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.03.018. 2015 Jun;12(6):546 Abstract
    • Bahl M, Sepahdari AR, Sosa JA, Hoang JK. Parathyroid Adenomas and Hyperplasia on Four-dimensional CT Scans: Three Patterns of Enhancement Relative to the Thyroid Gland Justify a Three-Phase Protocol. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2015142393. 2015 Nov;277(2):454-62 Abstract
    • Hoang JK, McCall J, Dixon AF, Fitzgerald RT, Gaillard F. Using Social Media to Share Your Radiology Research: How Effective Is a Blog Post? doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.03.048. 2015 Jul;12(7):760-5 Abstract
    • Bhatti L, Hoang JK, Dale BM, Bashir MR. Advanced magnetic resonance techniques: 3 T. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2014.12.001. 2015 May;53(3):441-55 Abstract
    • Hoang JK, Reiman RE, Nguyen GB, Januzis N, Chin BB, Lowry C, Yoshizumi TT. Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer From Radiation Exposure During Parathyroid Imaging: Comparison of 4D CT and Parathyroid Scintigraphy. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.13278. 2015 May;204(5):W579-85 Abstract
    • Hoang JK, Langer JE, Middleton WD, Wu CC, Hammers LW, Cronan JJ, Tessler FN, Grant EG, Berland LL. Misinterpretation of the American College of Radiology white paper on managing incidental thyroid nodules. doi: 10.1089/thy.2015.0069. 2015 May;25(5):469-70 Abstract
    • Januzis N, Nguyen G, Hoang JK, Lowry C, Yoshizumi TT. A novel method of estimating effective dose from the point dose method: a case study--parathyroid CT scans. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/60/5/1763. 2015 Mar 7;60(5):1763-73 Abstract
    • Sepahdari AR, Bahl M, Harari A, Kim HJ, Yeh MW, Hoang JK. Predictors of Multigland Disease in Primary Hyperparathyroidism: A Scoring System with 4D-CT Imaging and Biochemical Markers. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A4213. 2015 May;36(5):987-92 Abstract
    • Hoang JK, Sosa JA, Nguyen XV, Galvin PL, Oldan JD. Imaging thyroid disease: updates, imaging approach, and management pearls. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2014.09.002. 2015 Jan;53(1):145-61 Abstract
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