Jenny K. Hoang, MBBS

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Faculty Medical Physics Department
  • Neuroradiology
Address DUMC Box 3808
Durham, NC 27710
Telephone 919-684-7406
Fax 919-684-7157

Dr. Jenny K. Hoang MBBS is a neuroradiologist and Associate Professor in Radiology and Radiation Oncology at Duke University, NC USA where she is the Director of Head and Neck Radiology and Chair of the Grand Rounds Committee. Her career is accentuated by her strong involvement in research and education. 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 also serves on the National Cancer Institute PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board.

She has published more than 110 peer-reviewed articles with a focus on thyroid and parathyroid imaging. Dr. Hoang was the recipient of GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Program (2010-2012) and ACR Innovations Grant (2017). She is a popular a faculty lecturer at national and international meetings. She is also actively educating and advocating on Twitter. Connect with her at @JennyKHoang.

  • MBBS (Hons), University of Melbourne (Australia), 1999
  • 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 PQD Screening and Prevention Editorial Board
  • ASNR - Evidence Based Medicine Committee; Education Committee; Social Media Committee
  • ACR - Incidental Thyroid Nodules Committee
  • ACR - TI-RADS 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 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
    • Hoang JK, Roy Choudhury K, Eastwood JD, Esclamado RM, Lyman GH, Shattuck TM, Nguyen XV. An Exponential Growth in Incidence of Thyroid Cancer: Trends and Impact of CT Imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Oct 10;.
    • Hoang JK, Wang C, Frush DP, Enterline DS, Samei E, Toncheva G, Lowry C, Yoshizumi TT. Estimation of radiation exposure for brain perfusion CT: standard protocol compared with deviations in protocol. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Nov;201(5):W730-4.
    • Hoang JK, Sung WK, Bahl M, Phillips CD. How to Perform Parathyroid 4D CT: Tips and Traps for Technique and Interpretation. Radiology. 2014 Jan;270(1):15-24.
    • Bahl M, Sosa JA, Nelson RC, Esclamado RM, Choudhury KR, Hoang JK. Trends in Incidentally Identified Thyroid Cancers Over a Decade: A Retrospective Analysis of 2,090 Surgical Patients. World J Surg. 2013 Dec 20;.
    • Bahl M, Muzaffar M, Vij G, Sosa JA, Choudhury KR, Hoang JK. Prevalence of the Polar Vessel Sign in Parathyroid Adenomas on the Arterial Phase of 4D CT. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Aug 14;.
    • Yoo DS, Kirkpatrick JP, Craciunescu O, Broadwater G, Peterson BL, Carroll MD, Clough R, MacFall JR, Hoang J, Scher RL, Esclamado RM, Dunphy FR, Ready NE, Brizel DM. Prospective trial of synchronous bevacizumab, erlotinib, and concurrent chemoradiation in locally advanced head and neck cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Mar 1;18(5):1404-14.
    • Hoang JK, Gafton AR, Eastwood JD, Chen LF, Hurwitz LM. Correlation of cross-sectional diameter with image quality and radiation exposure in MDCT examinations of the neck. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Nov;197(5):W904-9.
    • Hoang JK, Yoshizumi TT, Toncheva G, Gray L, Gafton AR, Huh BK, Eastwood JD, Lascola CD, Hurwitz LM. Radiation dose exposure for lumbar spine epidural steroid injections: a comparison of conventional fluoroscopy data and CT fluoroscopy techniques. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Oct;197(4):778-82.
    • Hoang JK, Branstetter BF 4th, Eastwood JD, Glastonbury CM. Multiplanar CT and MRI of collections in the retropharyngeal space: is it an abscess? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Apr;196(4):W426-32.
    • Higgins KA, Hoang JK, Roach MC, Chino J, Yoo DS, Turkington TG, Brizel DM. Analysis of pretreatment FDG-PET SUV parameters in head-and-neck cancer: tumor SUVmean has superior prognostic value. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Feb 1;82(2):548-53.
    • Hoang JK, Glastonbury CM, Chen LF, Salvatore JK, Eastwood JD. CT mucosal window settings: a novel approach to evaluating early T-stage head and neck carcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Oct;195(4):1002-6.
    • Hoang JK, Apostol MA, Kranz PG, Kilani RK, Taylor JN, Gray L, Lascola CD. CT fluoroscopy-assisted cervical transforaminal steroid injection: tips, traps, and use of contrast material. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Oct;195(4):888-94.
    • Jaffe TA, Hoang JK, Yoshizumi TT, Toncheva G, Lowry C, Ravin C. Radiation dose for routine clinical adult brain CT: Variability on different scanners at one institution. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Aug;195(2):433-8.
    • Hoang JK, Eastwood JD, Tebbit CL, Glastonbury CM. Multiplanar sinus CT: a systematic approach to imaging before functional endoscopic sinus surgery. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jun;194(6):W527-36.
    • Hoang JK, Hurwitz LM, Boll DT. Optimization of tube current in coronary multidetector computed tomography angiography: assessment of a standardized method to individualize current selection based on body habitus. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2009 Jul-Aug;33(4):498-504.
    • Hoang JK, Nguyen XV. Understanding the Risks and Harms of Management of Incidental Thyroid Nodules: A Review. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0003. 2017 Apr 20; 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Hoang JK, Langer JE, Middleton WD, Wu CC, Hammers LW, Cronan JJ, Tessler FN, Grant EG, Berland LL. Managing incidental thyroid nodules detected on imaging: white paper of the ACR Incidental Thyroid Findings Committee. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.09.038. 2015 Feb;12(2):143-50 Abstract
    • Gafton AR, Glastonbury CM, Eastwood JD, Hoang JK. Parathyroid lesions: characterization with dual-phase arterial and venous enhanced CT of the neck. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 May;33(5):949-52.
    • Gafton AR, Cohen SM, Eastwood JD, Dang MK, Hoang JK. Recurrent laryngopyocele: CT-guided hookwire localization for re-excision surgery. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Apr;34(4):E39-42.
    • Hoang JK, De Jesus R, Eastwood JD, Gafton AR, Witsell DL. CT-guided hookwire placement: a technical innovation for preoperative localization of nonpalpable cervical lymph nodes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Aug;33(7):E104-6.
    • Welling RD, Olson JA Jr, Kranz PG, Eastwood JD, Hoang JK. Bilateral retropharyngeal parathyroid hyperplasia detected with 4D multidetector row CT. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 May;32(5):E80-2.
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