Diagnostic Imaging Center

About


Computed Tomography Section operates on a 24-hour basis. Regular office hours are from 8:00am to 5:00 pm with a cut-off time of 4:45pm Mondays thru Saturdays. After the cut-off time including Sundays and holidays, all procedures that will be performed are considered “Emergency Cases”.

The section is staffed with Licensed/Board Certified Radiologists and Radiologic Technologists.

GE CT SCAN 64 SLICE is a special imaging procedure that uses the same x-rays as in a classic x-ray examination. CT images are much more precise. CT takes pictures of millimeter-thin layers of a selected region inside the body. It supplies valuable information on a large number of diseases and is extremely useful in confirming tentative diagnosis to initiate the right treatment for the well-being of the patient.

IS C.T. SCAN DANGEROUS?
The radiation dose required in CT is higher than in a normal x-ray examination. On the basis of many years of experience, it is accepted that, if the scan is carried out properly, the radiation risk is small and the benefits clearly outweighs any risks. The dose is kept as low as possible when examining children.

Extra precaution is carried out to patients with thyroid and kidney diseases, patients prone to allergies, and women in their early trimester of pregnancy.

WHEN IS C.T. SCAN INDICATED?
CT scan is a fast diagnostic procedure and is often indispensable, for example after an accident involving head injuries to detect any internal injuries or bleeding. It is better than all other procedures at recognizing recent bleeding in particular. Other diseases than can be shown best using CT include bone changes, lung, abdominal and pelvic organ diseases such as malignancy, abscesses and cysts.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS BEFORE C.T. SCAN
The examination is absolutely safe and won’t hurt. If a contrast medium is needed, you should not eat or drink anything for four hours beforehand. You will be informed before a contrast medium is to be administered. Contrast agents are proven to be safe. Kindly inform any of the staff if you have any allergies towards certain chemicals or if you are diagnosed of thyroid and renal disease. Ask if there are medications that should be discontinued temporarily prior to the procedure.

If you are pregnant or think you might be, please inform any of the staff immediately.

Services


  • Plain and Contrast Studies (Brain, Orbits, Sella, Nasopharynxs, Paranasal Sinuses, Neck, Abdomen, Chest)
  • C.T. Angiograms
  • Multiplanar Imaging of Solid Organs
  • Dynamic Liver Imaging
  • Multiplanar 3D Reconstruction
  • Kidney Stone Study/CT Stonogram
  • Urography
  • Acute Abdomen
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
  • High Resolution CT scan
  • Biopsies, Drainage and Therapeutic Intervention

Consultants


    Cesar S. Co, MD
  • Section Head, Diagnostic Imaging Center
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines, Philippine Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
    Ma. Lourdes S. Badion, MD
  • Executive Officer, Diagnostic Imaging Center
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines
  • Current President, Philippine Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
    Carlos Z. Cuartero, MD
  • Training Officer, Diagnostic Imaging Center
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines
    Emerson V. Ang, MD
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines
    Geraldine V. Gan, MD
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines
    Marcelino E. Mendoza, MD
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines
    Churchill A. Elizaga, MD
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines
    Lina R. Pipo, MD
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines
    Ma. Elizabeth Gimenez, MD
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines
    Benigno P. Villanueva, MD
  • Fellow, Philippine College of Radiology, Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, CT/MRI Society of the Philippines

Schedule of Clinics


CT-Scan, MRI, Mammography
[ Lower Ground Floor ]

Monday 08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Ma. Lourdes Badion
08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Lina R. Pipo
Tuesday 08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Geraldine V. Gan
08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Carlos Z. Cuartero
Wednesday 08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Carlos Z. Cuartero
08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Marcelino E. Mendoza
Thursday 08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Ma. Lourdes Badion
08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Carlos Z. Cuartero
08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Cesar Co
Friday 08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Tantoco Arnaldo
08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Benigno P Villanueva
08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Lina R. Pipo
Saturday 08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Emerson Ang
08:00AM-05:00PM Dr. Ma. Elizabeth R Gimenez
Sunday

Package Rates


Computed Tomography

Trunkline:+63 2 4270213
Local:1012, 1014 and 1017

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