Prof. James F GRIFFITH


Clinical Professional Consultant



  • Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines College of Medicine 
  • Residency training in Radiology, University of the Philippines Philippine General Hospital 
  • Fellow, Royal College of Radiologists


  • Neuroimaging, MRI, CT

Research Interests

  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disorders
  • Artificial intelligence in clinical practice


Dr Abrigo has extensive experience teaching radiology to medical students, radiology trainees and peers as well as to allied healthcare professionals and other students of related disciplines.

Roles and Activities

  • Full-time teacher in the CUHK MBChB medical curriculum
  • Lecturer in the CUHK MSc Neurological Sciences and MSc Biomedical Engineering
  • Coordinator, elective clinical attachment of CUHK medical students and medical students from overseas
  • Co-trainor for Basic Radiology, Higher Radiology and Neuroradiology subspecialty trainings in Hong Kong College of Radiology
  • Coordinator, Neuroimaging rounds
  • eLearning Liaison Person
  • Visiting lecturer, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Department of Health Technology & Informatics


Dr. Abrigo is a diagnostic radiologist with expertise in neuroradiology. 

Roles and Activities

  • Deputy clinical coordinator for MRI services, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Co-coordinator, clinical neuroimaging services, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Neuroradiology and general neuroradiology sessions (MRI, CT)
  • Clinicoradiological conferences in neurosciences
  • Acute Stroke imaging service
  • Combined Neuro-oncology Clinic


Dr Abrigo’s research interest is on structural and advanced imaging of neurodegenerative disorders, multiple sclerosis, stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. She serves as lead neuroradiologist in various  neuroscience research studies.

A few research projects

  • Screening for early Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Hong Kong Alzheimer’s Disease registry
  • Hong Kong Multiple Sclerosis Registry
  • Artificial intelligence for acute intracranial findings on head CT scans 



  1. Abrigo JM, Ko KL, Chen Q, Lai BMH, Cheung TCY, Chu WCW, Yu SCH. Artificial intelligence for detection of intracranial haemorrhage on head computed tomography scans: diagnostic accuracy in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Med J. 2023 Apr;29(2):112-120.
  2. Martí-Fàbregas J, Camps-Renom P, Best JG, Ramos-Pachon A, Guasch-Jiménez M, Martinez-Domeño A, Guisado-Alonso D, Gómez-Ansón BM, Ambler G, Wilson D, Lee KJ, Lim JS, Bae HJ, Shiozawa M, Koga M, Toyoda K, Hennerici MG, Chabriat H, Jouvent E, Kwun Wong DY, Mak H, Lau KK, Kim YD, Song TJ, Heo JH, Eppinger S, Gattringer T, Uysal E, Demirelli DS, Bornstein N, Ben Assayag E, Hallevi H, Molad JA, Nishihara M, Tanaka J, Hara H, Yakushiji Y, Coutts SB, Smith E, Polymeris AA, Wagner B, Seiffge D, Lyrer PA, Peters N, Engelter ST, Al-Shahi Salman R, Jäger HR, Lip GYH, Goeldlin M, Panos L, Karayiannis CC, Phan TG, Srikanth VK, Christ N, Gunkel S, Fluri F, Leung TW, Soo YOY, Chu W, Abrigo J, Barbato C, Browning S, Simister R, Mendyk AM, Bordet R, Hilal S, Gyanwali B, Chen C, Jung S, Orken DN, Werring D, Prats-Sanchez L; and Microbleeds International Collaborative Network (MICON). Stroke Risk and Antithrombotic Treatment During Follow-up of Patients With Ischemic Stroke and Cortical Superficial Siderosis. Neurology. 2023 Mar 21;100(12):e1267-e1281.
  3. Soo Y, Zietz A, Yiu B, Mok VCT, Polymeris AA, Seiffge D, Ambler G, Wilson D, Leung TWH, Tsang SF, Chu W, Abrigo J, Cheng C, Lee KJ, Lim JS, Shiozawa M, Koga M, Chabriat H, Hennerici M, Wong YK, Mak H, Collet R, Inamura S, Yoshifuji K, Arsava EM, Horstmann S, Purrucker J, Lam BYK, Wong A, Kim YD, Song TJ, Lemmens R, Eppinger S, Gattringer T, Uysal E, Demirelli DS, Bornstein NM, Assayag EB, Hallevi H, Molad J, Nishihara M, Tanaka J, Coutts SB, Kappelle LJ, Al-Shahi Salman R, Jager R, Lip GYH, Goeldlin MB, Panos LD, Mas JL, Legrand L, Karayiannis C, Phan T, Bellut M, Chappell F, Makin S, Hayden D, Williams D, van Dam-Nolen DHK, Nederkoorn PJ, Barbato C, Browning S, Wiegertjes K, Tuladhar AM, Mendyk AM, Köhler S, van Oostenburgge R, Zhou Y, Xu C, Hilal S, Gyanwali B, Chen C, Lou M, Staals J, Bordet R, Kandiah N, de Leeuw FE, Simister R, Hendrikse J, Wardlaw J, Kelly P, Fluri F, Srikanth V, Calvet D, Jung S, Kwa VIH, Smith EE, Hara H, Yakushiji Y, Orken DN, Fazekas F, Thijs V, Heo JH, Veltkamp R, Ay H, Imaizumi T, Lau KK, Jouvent E, Toyoda K, Yoshimura S, Bae HJ, Martí-Fàbregas J, Prats-Sánchez L, Lyrer P, Best J, Werring D, Engelter ST, Peters N; Microbleeds International Collaborative Network. Impact of Cerebral Microbleeds in Stroke Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Ann Neurol. 2023 Mar 17.
  4. Feng X, Fang H, Ip BYM, Chan KL, Li S, Tian X, Zheng L, Liu Y, Lan L, Liu H, Abrigo J, Ma SH, Fan FSY, Ip VHL, Soo YOY, Mok VCT, Song B, Leung TW, Xu Y, Leng X. Cerebral Hemodynamics Underlying Artery-to-Artery Embolism in Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease. Transl Stroke Res. 2023 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s12975-023-01146-4.
  5. Tian X, Fang H, Lan L, Ip HL, Abrigo J, Liu H, Zheng L, Fan FSY, Ma SH, Ip B, Song B, Xu Y, Li J, Zhang B, Xu Y, Soo YOY, Mok V, Wong KS, Leung TW, Leng X. Risk stratification in symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic disease with conventional vascular risk factors and cerebral haemodynamics. Stroke Vasc Neurol. 2023 Feb;8(1):77-85.
  6. Chen Q, Abrigo J, Deng M, Shi L, Wang YX, Chu WCW; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Diffusion Changes in Hippocampal Cingulum in Early Biologically Defined Alzheimer’s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022 Dec 14.
  7. Liu H, Liu Y, Ip BYM, Ma SH, Abrigo J, Soo YOY, Leung TW, Leng X. Effects of stent shape on focal hemodynamics in intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis: A simulation study with computational fluid dynamics modeling. Front Neurol. 2022 Dec 13;13:1067566.
  8. Leung HS, Abrigo JM, Lau EHL, Chu WCW. Depicting multiple schwannomas – a tale of two magnetic resonance neurogram techniques. Hong Kong Med J. 2022 Dec;28(6):496.e1-496.e2.
  9. Tang V, Zhu XL, Lau C, Chan A, Ma K, Yeung J, Cheung T, Abrigo J, Chan DYC, Chan D, Mok V, Poon WS. Pre-operative cognitive burden as predictor of motor outcome following bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease. Neurol Sci. 2022 Dec;43(12):6803-6811.
  10. Chen Q, Abrigo J, Liu W, Han EY, Yeung DKW, Shi L, Au LWC, Deng M, Chen S, Leung EYL, Ho CL, Mok VCT, Chu WCW. Lower Posterior Cingulate N-Acetylaspartate to Creatine Level in Early Detection of Biologically Defined Alzheimer’s Disease. Brain Sci. 2022 May 31;12(6):722.
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