Quezon Avenue Cor. Scout Magbanua St.
  Quezon City, Philippines, 1103
  (02) 372-3825 - 44
  [email protected]


Department of Radiology - Section of Ultrasound

Upper Ground Floor, CMC V
Tel No. (+632) 372-3825 to 44
Direct Line: (+632) 371-2161

Ultrasonography (Ultrasound)

The section of Ultrasound is offering the whole range of diagnostic ultrasound examinations using state-of-the-art ultrasound machine that delivers outstanding diagnostic confidence. Virtually all parts of the body maybe examined using the systems, including neonatal brain, carotids, abdominal or peripheral blood vessels, thyroid glands, breast, prostate, testes, muscles, joints, soft tissues, chest abdomen (liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, appendix, etc.) and pelvis (uterus, ovaries and pregnancy).

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous biopsy of abdominal, thyroid or breast masses or tumors; needle aspiration or drainage of abscess, cyst, pleural effusion or and transrectal biopsy of the prostate are being performed with great precision and accuracy.

The service is manned by well-trained and experienced radiologists who are leaders in their field, and by qualified and competent ultrasonographers and other support staff.

For maximum benefit and accuracy, all examinations are carefully performed or personally supervised and checked by physician - radiologists.

No patient is allowed to leave the section without a proper ultrasound diagnosis or impression.

What is Ultrasonography ?

Ultrasonography is the use of high frequency sound waves to view organs and tissues inside the body. The pulses of sound waves are transmitted into the body using a transducer or probe. As they bounce off tissues or organs, the ultrasound machine captures the returning sound waves and creates a computerized picture of structures being examined.

Ultrasonography allows the evaluation of the size, shape, location, echo intensity (grays and blacks), and homogeneity of body structures. With this formation a list of possible causes of disease can be made and further diagnostic or therapeutic plans can be developed. Specific diagnosis may be determined; however, biopsy or needle aspirates are frequently required. Ultrasound can be very helpful guidance tool for biopsy or fine needle aspiration.