DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY

Evangeline O. Villapando, MD
Chairman

History


In 1955, the FEU hospital in Morayta, Manila was born alongside the FEU Institute of Medicine which started three years back, 1952.

The Department of Radiology, under its first chairman, Dr. Jose P. Tirona, formally opened its doors with three doctors Rosa Santiago, Tan Shun Kung, and Antonio Mendoza assisting him. Two GE x-ray machines, 250mAs and 100 mAs portable, were utilized. During this time, Dr. Perpetuo T. Gutierrez became chief resident. The other doctors migrated.

By 1964, Dr. HilarioZialcita became the chairman and together with other consultants such as Dr. Jose Lapeña, Dr. HonoratoPiedad, Dr. Manuel Raagas and Dr. Perpetuo Gutierrez, open the department’s door to residency training. It was during Dr. Zialcita’s time that a new Siemens Radiography-Fluroscopy x-ray unit was acquired together with radid cassette changer, automatic processor and injector. Outside rotation for residents also started.

In 1979, Dr. Gutierrez became the department head until 1992. It was during his term that that the department acquired the first ultrasound machine (Shimadzu). It is worth mentioning that the department became a high earner section of the hospital during his term.

The next chairperson was Dra. Teresita T. Estabillo (July 1992 – May 1999 and June 2000 – April 2003). It was during her term that the department of Radiology relocated to its present site in West Fairview, Quezon City (1999-2001) boasting unprecedented era in imaging technology utilizing state of the art ultrasound, radio-fluroscopy (Toshiba model KXO-50C/DFW-10-D/Serial no A8532769), mammography, CT, MRI and nuclear imaging modalities. A GE real time ultrasound donated by the FEU-NRMF School of Medicine Alumni Foundation (USA) further enhanced the department. It is also during her term that fellowship training in ultrasound and CT-MRI started opened.

Dr. Gerardo M. Silva became the department head from June 1999 to May 2000.

The next chairman was Dr. Danilo M. Cruz (May 2003 to March 31, 2012). Internet connection began May 26, 2008. He is ably assisted by other consultants and staffs to fulfill the goals of the department. It is also in his term that the request for a new fluoroscopy, computed radiography and digital radiography was started. Two (2) residency slots were added in the year 2011.

The present chairperson is Dr. Evangeline O. Villapando (April 2012-present). The department acquired a new fluoroscopy, Computed Radiography, Digital radiography, new portable x-ray machine, and C-arm. A separate reading room and conference room was also created. It is during her term when the diagnostic imaging center became a section of the department of Radiology. Radiology manuals for first year and second year medical students were done.


Previous Chairmen
Danilo M. Cruz, MD 2003 - 2012
Gerardo M. Silva, MD 1999 - 2000
TeresitaTavu-Estabillo, MD 1992 – 1999, 2000 - 2003
Perpetuo Gutierrez, MD 1979 - 1992
Hilario Zialcita, MD 1965 - 1979
Jose P. Tirona, MD (Staff: Tan Shun Kung, MD) First Chairman

Faculty


Full Time:
Dr. Evangeline O. Villapando
Dr. Marcelino E. Mendoza
Dr. Ma. Cristina Lat-Ang
Dr. Rodney B. Pidlaoan
Dr. Lina R. Pipo
Dr. Carlos Z. Cuartero
Dr. Ma. Lourdes S. Badion
Dr. Nina Rose P. Syjuco (Instructor B)

Programs


Hiyasmin Alejandro, MD
Maellen Grace Alferos, MD
Grace Ang-De Guzman, MD
Marco P. Antolin, MD
Fernando Ayuyao, MD
Rosario Baes, MD
Rommel Bayot, MD
Robert Barja, MD
Roy Caballero, MD
Ginger Alden Cabasan, MD
Myla Castillo, MD
Lirio Cham, MD
Cynthia Chua-Ho, MD
Vic Fileto Chua, MD
Mary Clare Carmelle F. Coronel, MD
Jessica P. Catalan, MD
Corazon Angela M. Cuadro, MD
Melissa R. Cundangan, MD
Lolita Cua, MD
Val Custodio, MD
Eleazar P. Daet, MD
Greg David Dayrit, MD
Raquel Dela Cerna, MD
Diane De Castro, MD
William Del Poso, MD
Editha Dizon, MD
Pio Esguerra, MD
Nemma Evangelista, MD
Ryan Evangelista, MD
Edagardo Fajardo, MD
Marian Galdones-Velasco, MD
Hector Ramon B. Herradura, MD
Felicitas Ilagan, MD
Joyce Jumangit, MD
Virgilio Lo, MD
Paul Lucas, MD
Josephine Manalo, MD
Normita Manapat, MD
Ruben Manapat, MD
Christie Mendoza-Reyes, MD
Ross Mendoza, MD
Joselito Mora, MD
Ramon Mora, MD
Carlomagno Micu, MD
Julie Pabico, MD
Rhandy Panganiban, MD
Melina Pineda, MD
Ramon Pineda, MD
Marjorie, Ramos, MD
Mark Jeremy Ramos, MD
Ma. Regina Victoria Reyes, MD
Warren Rondilla, MD
Paul Salandanan, MD
Melissa Sandejas, MD
Beng Sy Sioc, MD
Armando Sta. Ana, MD
Fernando Sta. Maria, MD
Asuncion Tan, MD
Cho-Chiong Tan, MD
Enrico Tuy, MD
Samuel Uy, MD
Efren Vicaldo, MD
Arnold Vitug, MD
Delia Yang, MD
Maricar Yumul, MD

Achievements


Dr. May Laus Dela Cruz, Dr. Ma. Natividad Cariaga-Arcena, +Dr. Ma. Fatima Rose Nario-Sarino, Ana Marie Sta. Ana, Dr. Elwood Cruz, Dr. Strawsa Osigan-Chan, Dr. Honeybeth C Medenilla-Magsanay won the case presentation during their residency training.

In the year 2011 – Dr. Lawrence John Estabillo who was a first year resident at that time won 3rd place in his interesting case presentation.

The following year (2012), Dr. Herbert V. Reyes, got second place in the yearly interesting case presentation. during the Foundation Week celebration.

Application Requirements


Requirements for Residency Training:
- The applicants for residency training should submit in a long brown envelope labeled with their full name (last, first, middle initial) and the training department desired at the left upper most corner of the envelope to the chief of clinics office.

  • Letter of intent addressed to the chief of clinics
  • Completed information sheet from medical staff
  • 3 passport sized pictures
  • 2 letters of recommendation (from Dean and any consultant/faculty of your school of medicine)
  • Receipt of payment of application fee (Php 300.00)
  • Three (3) copies of:
    • Itemized PRC board rating
    • Transcript of records with class ranking (Certified true copy)
    • Certificate of internship (Certified true copy)
    • PRC certificate
    • Current PRC license
    • Medical school diploma (Certified true copy)
    • Application letter addressed to the chairman
    • SSS number
    • PMA card

- Foreign applicants must submit copies of the following duly authenticated by the Philippine embassy from their country of origin.

  • Certification or letter of assignments as general practitioner in country of origin.
  • Transcript of records
  • Diploma or certificate of graduation/completion
  • Copy of passport photo/Identification page and page showing immigration information
  • Other supporting documents required by the Philippine embassy.

COMPETENCIES:

General Competencies for Residents:

  1. Able to guide and correct the radiologic technologist.
  2. Apply the knowledge of radiologic positioning.
  3. Protect self, radiologic technologist, patients and the public thru the use of radiologic protection methods.

General Competencies For Junior Residents:

  1. Provide the patient care through safe, efficient, appropriately utilized, quality-controlled diagnostic imaging techniques.
  2. Demonstrate the following technical, communication and decision making skills:
    1. Obtain relevant patient history and physical examination
    2. Describe patient positioning and indications
    3. Understand and apply quality control
    4. Decide when it is appropriate to obtain help from supervisory faculty in interpreting images or answering questions from referring clinician
    5. Coordinate with referring physician about radiologic findings warranting emergency intervention/treatment and document who took the call and the date/time of the communication.
    6. Utilized previous radiologic exams in the interpretation of current studies.
    7. Make concise yet thorough and grammatically correct written imaging reports that include patient name, patient medical record number, date of exam, date of comparison exam, type of exam, brief and concise description of the findings and impression.
  3. Obtain informed consent and perform infusion or injection of contrast material hence should know the following:
    1. Types of contrast material
    2. Guidelines in the choice and administration of contrast media
    3. Adverse reactions to intravascular administration of contrast media and management and prevention
    4. Pre and post contrast patient evaluation
    5. At least a basic life support course
  4. The residents will be expected to have an understanding of the underlying anatomy, physiology and pathology of the various systems. In addition, the residents will need to know the relative indications and advantages and disadvantages of different imaging modalities. During interpretation of the films, the resident is expected to recognize conditions that require urgent or emergency management.
  5. Residents are expected to know medical and surgical devices.

General Competencies For Senior Residents:

  1. Should seek to reinforce previously learned material and to share unusual cases. He should continue to build and refine skills on image interpretation.
  2. Provide emergent provisional interpretation as needed. The resident should be better able to give initial urgent preliminary readings and to work with the referring physicians and explaining results. He should be able to demonstrate imaging basics to medical students and residents.
  3. The resident should have a thorough knowledge in identifying and discussing significant characteristic findings, pathologies and provide a thorough pertinent differential diagnosis of disease processes identified on imaging studies.
  4. Be able to direct choice of imaging modalities and emergent protocol studies.
  5. The resident should be able to make the right decision on when to notify the referring physician in cases, which require immediate medical or surgical intervention or treatment and take note of the time and date the physician was informed.
  6. The resident will learn writing protocols for CT and MRI examinations in order to structure an imaging approach to different clinical problems using plain film, fluoroscopy and axial imaging studies.
  7. The resident will have undergone the various imaging modalities.
  8. Refinement in making concise, thorough and grammatically correct written imaging reports.
  9. Residents are expected to know how to evaluate post-operative, post-therapeutic and interventional findings on images seen. This also includes identification and evaluation of iatrogenic complications.

SOCIETY REQUIREMENTS: Philippine College of Radiology

  1. Residents must take in-service examinations given by the PCR-RTC.
  2. Participate in the scientific meetings/conferences, conventions, battle of the brains and other training activities (BLS/ACLS. Research workshop, etc.) sponsored by the RTC and other committees of the PCR.
  3. Submit a scientific (research) paper to the PCR.
  4. Submit a valid certificate of basic life support (BLS) / Advance cardiac life support (ACLS), during the first (1st) and third (3rd) year of residency training.
  5. Submit a certificate of attendance to a research workshop during 1st and 2nd year of training.

ATTENDANCE

Attendance to all conferences and scientific meetings:

  1. All in house conferences (Medicine, Pedia, Surgery, CFM, Tumor Boards and others).
  2. Other institutions
  3. Monthly PCR Scientific meeting
  4. Midyear and annual PCR conventions
  5. Other specialty scientific meetings highly related to radiology
  6. Interhospital case presentations

Announcements


The department of radiology is now accepting applicants for its four (4) year residency program.

Calendar


October 15 – 17, 2015
CT-MRI Midyear Convention at Manila Hotel.

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