Arthur Hung attained his PhD in Statistics from Macquarie University in 1989. He is an experienced analyst and researcher. He has extensive experience in public health problems including Cancer Prevention (both lung and skin cancers), and Cancer Screening (Breast and Cervical). He also has had more than four years work experience in Market Research.
He is experienced in statistical modellng as wel as media campaign evaluations. He has good analytical and probem solving skills of importance in Big Dta and Computer Aided Diagnosis.
- Member of Statistical Society of Austrlia
- Member of Market & Social Research Society o Australia
- Senior Member of Australian Computer Society
Meta-Analysis of Health Big Data and Computer Aided Diagnosis
Previous experience in lecturing and tutoring in Mathematics and Statistics
Chan, DKY, Zhang, S, Liu, Y, Upton, C, Kurien, PE, Li, R, Hohenberg, MI & Hung, WT 2019, 'Effectiveness and analysis of factors predictive of discharge to home in a 4-year cohort in a residential transitional care unit.', Aging medicine (Milton (N.S.W)), vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 162-167.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Objective:The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and identify factors predictive of home discharge in a cohort of patients admitted to the residential Transitional Aged Care Program (r-TACP) after a stay in an acute hospital. Methods:A retrospective observational cohort study of patients admitted to a single r-TACP unit between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2017 was carried out. Baseline patient characteristics and discharge outcomes were analyzed. Results:Three hundred sixty-nine patients were admitted during the study period. The discharge outcomes were as follows: 68% returned home, 17% went onto residential care, 14% were readmitted to hospital, and 1% died. Factors associated with not returning home were increased age, increased comorbidities, and lower Barthel Index on admission to the r-TACP. Conclusion:Our r-TACP is an effective program that successfully returns the majority (67.8%) of older patients home after an acute hospital admission. Older patients with greater comorbidities and poorer baseline functional status in our program were less likely to return home.
Chan, DK, O'Rourke, F, Shen, Q, Mak, JC & Hung, A 2011, 'Meta-analysis of the cardiovascular benefits of intensive lipid lowering with statins', Acta Neuologica Scandinavica, vol. 124, no. 3, pp. 188-195.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Objective - To evaluate the efficacy of intensive lipid lowering with higher-dose statins. Methods - Meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials comprising 50,972 participants. Results - Mean follow-up was 3.1 years with mean age 63 years. Final
Whiting, R, Shen, Q, Hung, A, Cordato, D & Chan, DK 2011, 'Predictors for 5-year survival in a prospective cohort of elderly stroke patients', Acta Neuologica Scandinavica, vol. 124, no. 5, pp. 309-316.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Objectives - To examine predictors for 5-year survival in elderly stroke patients. Materials and Methods - Prospective cohort study of 186 consecutive acute stroke patients aged >= 65 years admitted to Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Australia 03/2002 to 03
Thornton-benko, E, Nguyen, HT, Hung, A & Thornton, BS 2009, 'Improved observer dependent perception of weak edges when scanning an image in real time indicated by introducing 1/f noise into the primary visual cortex V1. Theory and experimental support', Australian Physical And Engineering Sciences in Me..., vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 136-149.View/Download from: Publisher's site
We present results of a new process for generating 1/f type noise sequences and introducing the noise in the primary visual cortex which then enables improved perception of weak edges when an observer is scanning a complex image in real time to detect detail such as in mammogram reading sessions. It can be explained by an adaptation of information theory for functional rather than previous task-based methods for formulating processes for edge formation in early vision. This is enabled from a two "species" classification of the interaction of opposing on-centre and off-centre neuron processes. We show that non-stationary stochastic resonances predicted by theory can occur with 1/f noise in the primary visual cortex VI and suggest that signalling exchanges between VI and the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) of the thalamus can initiate neural activity for saccadic action (and observer attention) for weak edge perception. Improvements predicted by our theory were shown from 600 observations by two groups of observers of limited experience and an experienced radiologist for reference (but not for diagnosis). They scanned and rated the definition of microcalcification in clusters separately rated by the experienced radiologist. The results and supporting theory showed dependence on the observer's attention and orderly scanning. Using a compact simplified equipment configuration the methodology has important clinical applications for conjunction searches of features and for detection of objects in poor light conditions for vehicles.
Berry, DJ, Beran, RG, Plunkeft, MJ, Clarke, LA & Hung, A 2003, 'The absorption of gabapentin following high dose escalation', Seizure-european Journal Of Epilepsy, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 28-36.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Chan, DK, Lam, MK, Wong, R, Hung, A & Wilcken, DE 2003, 'Strong association between N-acetyltransferase 2 genotype and PD in Hong Kong Chinese', Neurology, vol. 60, pp. 1002-1004.
Chan, DK, Mellick, GD, Hung, A & Woo, J 2003, 'Genetic and environmental risk factors and their interactions for Parkinson's disease in a Chinese population', Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 313-315.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Hung, A, Nguyen, HT, Lee, WB, Rickard, MT, Thornton, BS & Blinowska, A 2003, 'Diagnostic Abilities of Three CAD Methods for Assessing Microcalcifications In Mammograms and An Aspect of Equivocal Cases Decisions by Radiologists', Australian Physical And Engineering Sciences in Medicine, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 78-83.
Hung, A, Nguyen, HT, Thornton, BS & Zinder, Y 2003, 'Dynamic Programming Approach to Image Segmentation and its Application to Pre-processing of Mammograms', Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 51-56.
Images egmentationis an importent componento f imagop rocessings irce significantt ime can be savedi f a region of interest is extracted by al efficient segmentationa lgorithm. A dynamic programming image segmentation algorithnr is presented. The algorithm is applicable to images with a large matrix of gray levels of pixel values and generatesa path separatingt he object from the background.T he report of a.na pplication of the proposed algorithm to digitised mammotramsc omplementsit s description.
Low, JA, Chan, DK, Hung, A & Chye, R 2003, 'Treatment of recurrent aspiration pneumonia in end-stage dementia: preferences and choices of a group of elderly nursing home residents', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 345-349.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Mitchell, RA, Nguyen, HT, Thornton, BS, Hung, A, Lee, WB & Rickard, MT 2004, 'Mammogram Object Detection Using Dendronic Image Analysis', Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, San Francisco, USA, pp. 1763-1765.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Breast cancer can be treated with better patient outcomes and significantly lower costs if detected early. Using the spatial dendronic structure, image masks can be obtained, showing regions in the mammogram image corresponding to the breast and lead marker. The technique is robust to noise and placement of the breast within the image. The technique not only reduces the size of the region to be analysed, but also provides the dendronic structure of the breast in which stealth-like masses can be found more easily.
Mitchell, RA, Nguyen, HT, Thornton, BS, Hung, A, Lee, WB & Rickard, MT 2003, 'Faster Image Dendrogram Creation: An Efficient Algorithm for the Detection of Tumours in Digital Mamography', Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE, Cancun, Mexico, pp. 714-716.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Dendronic image analysis has been shown to provide a robust technique in the detection of tumours within digital mammograms. It provides the capability of fully automated image analysis through hierarchical segmentation. However, its general acceptance in image analysis has not been realised due to computational intensity in creating the image dendrogram. We have developed an efficient technique that can create image dendrograms a great deal faster than traditional repetitive segmentation algorithms, making dendronic analysis of digital mammograms a viable tool in the detection of breast cancer.
Nguyen, HT, Mitchell, RA, Thornton, BS, Hung, A, Lee, WB & Rickard, MT 2002, 'Detection of masses in digitised mammograms using dendronic image analysis', EMBS 2002 BMES, 24th Annual International of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Houston, Texas, USA, pp. 1051-1052.
Nguyen, HT, Hung, A, Thornton, BS, Lee, WB, Rickard, MT & Berry, M 2001, 'Detection of stellates and masses in digitised mammograms', Proceedings of 23th Annual International Conference, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 23th Annual International Conference, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 0-0.