UCMed Gets the Latest Technologies in Digital Imaging

The University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed) acquired a new CT Scan and mammogram that would change the digital imaging landscape in the region.

UCMed’s Radiology Department will soon serve its patients using the SOMATOM X.ceed CT Scan and  MAMMOMAT Revelation from Siemens Healthineers.

SOMATOM X.ceed CT Scan, the first in Southeast Asia, boasts of the largest bore in diagnostic CT and has the fastest single source CT rotation time and scan speed with low radiation and contrast media dose. These features give patients, regardless of their physique, comfort and safety while undergoing the procedure.

With its fast rotation speed on a single-source CT at 0.25 seconds, patients only have to hold their breath much shorter compared to other types of CT scans.

The scanner’s optimal combination of high temporal and spatial resolution enables excellent image clarity and reduced motion artifacts, whether from patients with high and irregular heart rate, restless pediatric patients, or emergency cases.

The machine is equipped with a dual-energy source that can perform spectral imaging such as Dual Energy angiography procedures, quantification of uric acid for gout, calculi characterization of gallstones and renal stones, monoenergetic plus, and unenhanced and iodine mapping for better characterization of lesions.

The new CT Scan is also equipped with two Apple tablets, allowing technologists to control the procedure, whether they are in the scanning room or in the console room. Controlling the scanner’s operation remotely is useful, especially with the coronavirus pandemic.

The machine also has the MyNeedle laser feature, the first technology with a harmonized user interface for the planning and guidance of percutaneous needle procedures. This is useful for accurate needle position for interventional radiology procedures.

The MAMMOMAT Revelation, a digital mammography system, is designed for superior breast cancer detection, personalized care, and high cost-effectiveness with its capability to provide the highest depth resolution and mass detectability.

With the new mammogram, UCMed’s Women’s Health Center will soon perform the latest Titanium Contrast Enhanced Mammography (TiCEM) which aims to improve diagnostic accuracy in detecting and characterizing breast tumors, by incorporating morphofunctional information.

The machine’s unique 50° Wide-Angle Tomosynthesis helps technologists and doctors gain valuable insights, enabling more accurate and earlier detection of breast cancer while reducing unnecessary biopsies for the patient.

MAMMOMAT Revelation also features Personalized Soft Compression which can reduce the patient’s discomfort during the procedure, and MoodLight which helps the patient relax during the exam to achieve high image quality and avoid rescans.

Through these leading-edge medical machines, UCMed provides a high patient experience while keeping costs down.

UCMed commits to continuously provide its patients with quality healthcare services through advanced and state-of-the-art medical facilities.

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UCMed Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

UCMed eHealth for Maternity Package Deal Program

Last updated:  March 24, 2020

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the application UCMed Chat Box (the "Service") operated by  University of Cebu Medical Center ("us", "we", or "our").

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

To better serve the needs of people in the community, health care services are now available by the electronic transmission of information. This may assist in the evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment of a number of health care problems for the women enrolled in UCMed Maternity Package Deal Program.  This process is referred to as “telemedicine” ,“telehealth” or “eHealth.” This means that you may be evaluated and treated by a health care provider or specialist from a distant location. Since this may be different than the type of consultation with which you are familiar, it is important that you understand and agree to the following statements.

  1. The eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider will be at a different location from me.
  2. I may be asked for my medical history, examinations, x-rays, tests, photographs or other images by the specialist who is at a different location.
  3. I will be informed if any additional personnel are to be present other than myself, individuals accompanying me, and the eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider. I will give my permission prior to the entry of the additional personnel.
  4. The eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider will keep a record of the consultation in my medical record.
  5. RELEASE OF INFORMATION: eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare providers who provide professional services to the patient are authorized to furnish medical information from my emergency medical record to the another physician, if any, and to any insurance company or third party payer for the purpose of obtaining payment of the account. eHealth OB-Gyn healthcare provider is authorized to release information from my medical record to any other health care facility or provider to which my care may be transferred.
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  7. I understand that I may be released before all my medical problems are known or treated and it is my responsibility to make arrangements for follow-up care.
  8. I understand that I have the option to refuse eHealth service at anytime without affecting the right to future care or treatment and without risk losing my benefits.

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