Department of Radiology

The Radiology Department offers a wide range of radiological procedures, using state-of-the-art imaging technology, and are performed by well-trained technologists, nurses, and radiologists to ensure accuracy and safety of procedures.

Its digital x-ray machines display images in computer monitors for faster reading by one of the 46 top-caliber radiologists of Cardinal Santos Medical Center. The Department also offers ultrasound, digital mammography, high-speed 128-slice and 16-slice CT Scan, and fluoroscopy (a form of real-time x-ray that can display moving images, such as the movement of the gastrointestinal tract.)

The Section of Nuclear Medicine is under the Department of Radiology of Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medicine that uses minute amounts of radioactive materials (called tracers) to diagnose and/or treat a number of diseases. These include diseases of the heart, lungs, bone, kidney, endocrine system (e.g. thyroid), digestive system, as well as a number of cancers.

The Section has two gamma cameras, which detect radiation from the tracers and converts these signals into images. Unlike x-rays, CT scans and MRIs that show the structure of organs, the images from nuclear medicine techniques also show the function of the diseased organ.

To ensure the accuracy and safety of all procedures, the staff and specialists of the section are licensed and certified by the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute and the Philippine Society of Nuclear Medicine (PSNM).

The Cardinal Santos Medical Center Section of Nuclear Medicine is an accredited training institution by the PSNM. Its graduates have consistently passed the certifying examinations of the PSNM. Physicians with accredited medical specialties may undergo a 2-year program, while those without specialization require a 3-year training program in nuclear medicine.

OPERATING HOURS:

Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Examinations are scheduled.

CONTACT NUMBERS:

Direct line (+632) 727-5793

(+632) 727-0001 local 4204

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