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The Ultrasound section offers a complete range of sonographic examinations and interventional procedures. The section performs over 12,000 examinations annually, covering all types of ultrasound examinations including Abdominal, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Small Parts including the breast, thyroid, scrotum and prostate gland, Vascular Duplex and Color Doppler. A large proportion of scanning is performed by highly skilled technologists who have specialized in sonographic imaging under the direct supervision of the sonologist on duty, including interventional procedures under ultrasound control as well as intraoperative and routine diagnostic scans

The section features the state-of-the-art latest technology ultrasound machines capable of producing high resolution images and utilizing the latest color Doppler techniques as well as Tissue Harmonic Imaging. It is also equipped with a portable mobile ultrasound machine that can be used for bedside examinations on patients in the ICUs, operating and recovery rooms.

The Medical Staff is composed of certified sonologists, who have distinguished themselves as prime movers and luminaries of the Ultrasound Society of the Philippines and are forefront of the continuing medical education specialists in ultrasound.

Radiology residents regularly rotate in the section as part of their training program and acquire exceptional “hands-on” experience. There is also fellowship-training program in place offered for a more in depth training on this modality.

The staffing hours are from Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. The section also caters emergency procedures of in- patients including weekends and holidays done by the on call sonologist and radiology resident on 24-hour duty.

Services Offered at Ultrasound

Diagnostic studies include but are not limited to:

  • Abdominal Aorta
  • Inferior Vena Cava
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder and Biliary System
  • Pancreas
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Urinary System
  • Spleen
  • Retroperitoneum
  • Peritoneal Cavity and Abdominal Wall
  • Female Pelvis
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological
  • Male Pelvis
  • Thyroid and parathyroid gland
  • Breast
  • Scrotum
  • Prostate gland
  • Abdominal Doppler and color flow
  • Peripheral Arterial and Venous Duplex
  • Neonatal Echoencephalography
  • Pediatric Abdomen
  • Neonatal kidneys and adrenal gland

Interventional procedures include:

  • Ultrasound guided thoracentesis and paracentesis
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy procedures
  • Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage
  • Percutaneous ethanol injection in hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic    diseases
  • Ultrasound guided percutaneous tissue ablation
  • Ultrasound guided aspiration of accessible abscess

  • For ultrasound of the abdomen, patient should placed on NPO, fasting for about 4-6 hours before the examination. Bowel preparation is also necessary by giving any mild cathartic or laxative.