Magnetic Resonance Imaging
|Section Of MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING|
The Section of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital seeks to provide the highest level of expertise for the performance and interpretation of MR examinations. It also seeks to develop an environment conducive to teaching and learning, and to provide the necessary scientific atmosphere and tools for research.
It aims to deliver prompt, reliable and accurate MR imaging services of the highest quality possible in line with the mission and vision of the UST Hospital.
It is manned by properly trained, qualified and recognized consultant radiologists who are leaders in their field and well respected by their peers. Well-trained radiologic technologists, nursing and secretarial staff compose the non-medical support personnel.
The consultant staff of the Section is divided into the following sub-specialties: Body Imaging, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, and Head and Neck Radiology.
Radiology residents-in-training, medical interns and clerks regularly rotate in the section as part of their training and clinical exposure in MRI.
Located in the ground floor of the UST Hospital, Espana, Manila, the Section of MRI of the Division of Radiological Sciences, University of Santo Tomas Hospital is a fully equipped state-of-the-art facility for magnetic resonance imaging of the whole body.
The Section is equipped with a 1.5 Tesla MRI system of a known tested brand capable of performing the whole array of MR procedures for neuroradiology, musculoskeletal and body imaging.
The present MR system features a hardware and software platform that is perfectly balanced, combining power and flexibility to maximize image quality, speed and throughput. It is considered as the most friendly and advanced ultra-short, high-field scanner, offering optimal patient comfort and image quality.
Perfusion and diffusion weighted imaging for detection and characterization of early stroke are among the latest applications the unit is capable of. Magnetic resonance angiography and cholangio-pancreatography are routinely performed with the highest resolution possible. Imaging of the spine, bones, joints and soft tissues depicts the fine details of anatomy for early and accurate detection of disease conditions.
The section of MRI