Scientific Workshop and Lecture
Date Posted: 7/04/2017

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Pediatric Cranial Ultrasound Workshop
Date Posted: 6/29/2017

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Ultrasound Guided Procedures and hands-On Workshop: Basics and Innovations
Date Posted: 5/13/2017

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USP Membership Methodology
Date Posted: 5/13/2017

In line with the goal of the Ultrasound Society of the Philippines (USP) to expand its membership, Board Resolution No. 2 and 3 was crafted, duly signed by the Board of Trustees and adopted for implementation.

PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS IN THE APPLICATION FOR NON-REGULAR USP MEMBERSHIP

  1. Accomplish the Application/Member Information Sheet (downloadable at the USP website), and attach your recent 2 x 2-inch photo.
  2. Include the following requirements to your application:
    1. for Special Fellow of a Sub-specialty or Interest Group
      • valid/updated PRC ID;
      • clear copy of FPCR certificate and certificate good standing;
      • certificate of sub-specialty training;
      • A radiologist with distinctive training, utilizes Diagnostic Ultrasound in his/her practice, passed the Specialty Board in their respective field, if any, or had been practicing solely its field of specialization for at least five years before June 30,2017.

    2. for Associate Member
      • valid/updated PRC ID;
      • clear copy of FPCR certificate and certificate good standing;
      • has been practicing ultrasound for at least ten (10) years (before January 01, 2012) within the Philippines. He must be endorsed by at least two (2) USP Fellows of good standing, practicing in the area or institution therein.
      • A Fellow of the PCR, practicing for at least 5 years before January 01, 2007, who has been trained in USP Accredited Training Institution for at least six (6) months. He/she must secure a certificate of training in the said institution and must be endorsed by at least two (2) USP fellows of good standing in the Society

    3. for Affiliate Member (Radiologic Technologist)
      • valid/updated PRC ID;
      • clear copy of school diploma;
      • A technologist who have worked at least 2 years in a Diagnostic Ultrasound facility as a sonographer. He/she must secure a Letter of Recommendation from the Department Head of the said institution and attested by two (2) USP Fellows in good standing.

  3. Pay/deposit application fee to BPI Account # 0120-1244-04 or Union Bank Account # 00-070-001573-5, photocopy deposit slip and attach to the other application requirements. P 1000 for Special Fellow and Associate Member P 500 for Affiliate Member
  4. Submit above-listed requirements to PCR-USP secretariat on or before June 15, 2016. Incomplete requirements shall not be processed.
  5. When the application is approved by the USP Board, you will be notified by the USP Secretariat on or before June 20.
  6. Approved applicants are required to attend the upcoming June 2017 USP Workshop and Induction Ceremony.

Workshop Fee
Special Fellow/Associate Member:
P5,500-pre-registration;
P6,000-on site

Affiliate Member:
P 4,000- pre-registration
P 4,500- on site

Induction fees
P 3,000 for Special Fellow and Associate Member
P 2,000 for Affiliate Member

Oath-taking during the Induction Night is a pre-requisite to being awarded the USP Membership.
For further inquiries, you may call:
USP landline (02)374-3299
USP Cellphone 0977-7459991 (Ruth)
PCR landline (02)373-8462


2017 Ultrasound Subspecialty Examination
Date Posted: 3/28/2017

The Board of Examiners of the Ultrasound Society of the Philippines wishes to announce the schedule for the 2017 Ultrasound Subspecialty Examination.

  • Written Exam: August 19, 2017 Saturday starts at 7 am
  • Practical Exam: August 20, 2017 Sunday starts at 7 am
  • Venue: Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
Application Period: June 12 (Monday) to July 12 (Wednesday), 2017

Requirements for Applicants

  1. The Examinee should be a Fellow of the Philippine College of Radiology.
  2. The Examinee should have undergone or currently undergoing a 6-month Ultrasound Fellowship in a PCR Accredited Training Hospital.
  3. The Examinee should submit a completely accomplished 2017 Application Form for Examination which could be obtained from the PCR Secretariat or downloaded from the PCR or Residency Training Council website. The Chairman and Training Officer of the institution where the applicant is undergoing training should sign the Application Form.
  4. Please attach/submit the following together with the Application Form:
    1. Seven (7) pieces of 2x2 ID pictures with name typed/written at the bottom of the photograph when it was taken - avoid mismatch of names and pictures

      - 1 picture stapled on the Application Form will be submitted for the souvenir program of the Induction Night, if the Applicant passes the written and oral exams

      - 6 pictures stapled to the Application Form will be used for the exam ID card and oral exam if the applicant passes the written exam (may be returned if applicant does not pass the written exam)

    2. Photocopy of the Philippine Board of Radiology certificate
    3. Photocopy of the certificate of Philippine College of Radiology Fellowship
    4. Photocopy of the Certificate of Ultrasound Fellowship from a PCR Accredited Training Hospital with inclusive dates of training; if not yet available, then a Certificate from the Department of Radiology of the Accredited Training Hospital stating that the Examinee has finished the Ultrasound Fellowship program or will be finished by AUGUST 2017
    5. Endorsement signatures of both the Chairman and the Training Officer
    6. Certificate of Accreditation of the Training Institution
  5. Application fee of 5,500 pesos. Payments may be made directly to the PCR office in Cash or Check issued to: Ultrasound Society of the Philippines Inc.
  6. Provincial applicants must submit their application forms including the requirements and fees through courier. Payments should be made through Manager’s or Personal check.
  7. If an examinee will request for a refund, a letter of Intent of Withdrawal of Application should be submitted to the Philippine Board of Ultrasound addressed to the Chairman Dr. Sarah Victoria L. Zampaga.

    Schedule of refund is as follows:
    Before July 19, 2017 - full refund
    July 19 to August 5,2017 - 50% refund
    August 6, 2017 onwards - non-refundable

  8. Examinees who qualified to take the exam will be announced through the PCR or USP websites. Official Receipts for application fees may be obtained at the PCR office or will be given on the day of the Written Examination.

PHILIPPINE BOARD OF ULTRASOUND EXAMINERS FOR 2017 AND SUBJECT ASSIGNMENTS:

    Dr. Sarah Zampaga – Gastrointestinal Imaging and Physics Dr. Reza Koa Sales – Genitourinary Imaging Dr. Marcelino Mendoza – Pediatric Imaging Dr. Maria Theresa Bisquera- Obstetrics and Gynecology Imaging Dr. Rene Bautista - Small Parts and Color Doppler Imaging

LIST OF BOOKS:

The Examiners recommend the following books to be used for the USP examination but highly encourage examinees to read other materials that will complement this list.

  1. PEDIATRIC IMAGING
    • Pediatric Sonography by Marilyn Siegel (4th edition)
  2. GASTROINTESTINAL IMAGING AND PHYSICS
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound by Carol Rumack (4th edition)
  3. MSK AND SMALL PARTS
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound by Carol Rumack (4th edition)
    • ACR BI-RADS ATLAS Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System 2013
    • (Ultrasound Lexicon)
  4. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY IMAGING
    • OBSTETRICS - Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology By Peter Callen (5th edition)
    • GYNECOLOGY - Diagnostic Ultrasound by Carol Rumack (4th edition)
  5. GENITOURINARY IMAGING
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound by Carol Rumack (4th edition)
    • Diagnostic Imaging ULTRASOUND, Ahuja (2007)

Vascular Hands-on Workshop
Date Posted: 12/30/2016

The Ultrasound Society of the Philippines ( USP) in collaboration with The Medical City is inviting Radiology Consultants, Fellows and Residents in its upcoming Vascular Hands-on Workshop. Enjoy and learn with the camaraderie of friends and colleagues in the cool breeze of City of Pines. Save the date, Jan. 28-29 at Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio City. Please register now...

Thank you very much.

Chania


The Ultrasound Society of the Philippines is now accepting nominations for the Board of Directors for CY 2016-2017.
Date Posted: 9/19/2016

The Ultrasound Society of the Philippines is now accepting nominations for the Board of Directors for CY 2016-2017. Deadline for nominations is on September 25, 2016. All interested fellows of the USP with at least 5 years being a member of the society in good standing are eligible for nominations. Attached herewith is the conforme for the nomination. Please email the form or send it to the USP secretariat if interested.

Thank you very much.

Julio T. Dumo Jr, MD,FPCR
USP Comelec, Immediate past president
Email: usp.org2014@yahoo.com.ph


LIST OF BOARD EXAM PASSERS:
Date Posted: 8/16/2016

The PHILIPPINE BOARD OF ULTRASOUND (PBU) is pleased to announce the RESULTS of the recent Philippine Board of Ultrasound Examination held at the Veteran’s Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City on August 14, 2016.

Congratulations to the following board passers:
Cercado, Wilhermina Anne C.  St. Luke's Medical Center-QC
Corto, Jennifer P. De La Salle University Medical Center
Cruz, Carmina Maria P. The Medical City
Fuentes, Riavic Q. Ospital ng Makati
Go, Eden R. Quirino Memorial Medical Center
Jorge, Carie Anne B. Cardinal Santos Medical Center
Lopez, Romulus James B. Rizal Medical Center
Olaño-Reyes, Jean Mabelle O. The Medical City
Paraan, Maria Emilia V. UP-Philippine General Hospital
Saba, May-anne G. UP-Philippine General Hospital
Somera, Janette P. National Kidney and Transplant Institute
Tiangco, Laurence Ronald M. The Medical City
Villapando, Paolo V. Makati Medical Center
Villegas, Margiecel Ruth S. UP-Philippine General Hospital

The following applicants have qualified to take the Philippine Board of Ultrasound written examination on August 14, 2016:
Date Posted: 7/27/2016

  1. Aguillo, Maria Cecilia M.
  2. Cercado, Wilhermina Anne C.
  3. Corto, Jennifer P.
  4. Cruz, Carmina Maria P.
  5. Fuentes, Riavic Q.
  6. Go, Eden R.
  7. Jorge, Carie Anne B.
  8. Lopez, Romulus James B.
  9. Olaño-Reyes, Jean Mabelle O.
  10. Paraan, Maria Emilia V.
  11. Saba, May-anne G.
  12. Somera, Janette P.
  13. Tiangco, Laurence Ronald M.
  14. Villapando, Paolo V.
  15. Villegas, Margiecel Ruth S.

Exam Details 

  1. Dates
    1. Written examination – August 14, 2016; starts at 7:00 am
    2. Practical examination – August 14, 2016; starts at 1:30 pm
  2. Venue – Valdez Hall, Veteran’s Memorial Medical Center
  3. Things to bring:
    1. Black ball pen; no erasers needed
    2. Jacket or sweater
    3. If you have prescription medications that you regularly take (e.g.
  4. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be served for diabetes or hypertension)
  5. Please inform PCR secretariat or Dr. Romelito Jose Galsim thru cel no. 09209081834 if you have any dietary restrictions
  6. Kindly minimize bringing electronic gadgets to the exam venue. Examinees will not be allowed direct access to these electronic gadgets during the entire examination period. The Philippine Board of Ultrasound will not be responsible for any loss of these electronic gadgets.
  7. In case of storms or natural calamities during the exam date, the examinees may contact the PCR secretariat, Dr. Romelito Jose Galsim (09209081834) or Dr. Reza Koa Sales (09178851135) to confirm if the exam will push through.

LIST OF BOOKS:

The Examiners recommend the following books to be used for the USP examination but highly encourage examinees to read other materials that will complement this list.

  1. General - Diagnostic Ultrasound by Carol Rumack (4th edition)
  2. Specific
    1. Pediatric Sonography - Marilyn Siegel(4th edition)
    2. Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology – Peter W. Callen (5th Edition)
    3. Diagnostic Imaging ULTRASOUND, Ahuja (2007) – Small parts and Vascula
    4. Diagnostic Imaging BREAST, Berg, Birdwell (2006) – Breast Imaging

Live out package still available but limited slots only. So hurry while slots last!
Aug 1, 2015

Date Posted: July 20, 2015


MSK Ultrasound: The Basics
Aug 1-2, 2015

Date Posted: May 27, 2015

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MSK hands-on ultrasound out of town workshop
Aug 1-2, 2015

Date Posted: May 27, 2015


1st USP Scientific Meeting 2015
May 23, 2015

Date Posted: May 16, 2015

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The 1st ever scientific meeting for the year 2015 kicks off with the much awaited OB ultrasound workshop with a little hands-on. The Ultrasound Society of the Philippines felt the need to reintroduce this specialty among the trainees as this is being rapidly taken over by OB sonologists and away from Radiosonologists. Little exposure is being experienced during residency as well as fellowship training period. Thus, confidence is not established and many of the graduates fear to accept OB ultrasound examination during their practice. As Radiologists, we should be able to do all types of ultrasound examination because this is what we are trained for. We, as Radiologists, should be at par or better than the other subspecialties(like OB, rehab, orthopaedic surgeons doing ultrasound). And how do we do that? Keep training, keep learning, strive for excellence! That is the only way to regain what is ours. So that in the end, we can do scanning side by side with the clinicians with confidence. Our speaker is Dr. Christopher Joy A. Aromin, who happens to be the chair of the USP scientific meeting also. He has a lot in mind to help the trainees so he volunteered to lecture. The title of the lecture is "OB Ultrasound WHEN, WHY and HOW?".

After 1 hour of lecture, a live demonstration (actual scanning) with real pregnant patients, projected into a big screen, was done, with the help of Drs Julio T. Dumo, Jr and Ignacio S. Valeriano. Actual demo scanning was done with the help of our industrial partner, Biosolutions. Total number of attendees is around 100 (residents, fellows, consultants and few ultrasound techs).


2015 Ultrasound Subspecialty Examination  November 22, 2014

 Date: November 22, 2014 (Saturday)
 Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
 Venue: AFP Medical Center (V.Luna)
* open for Ultrasound Fellows, 3rd and 4th year Residents only

* Register online thru "The Filipino Radiologist" on Facebook


2014 2nd SCIENTIFIC MEETING
July 5, 2014

Venue: Quirino Memorial Medical Center Auditorium
Topic 1: Liver Doppler Ultrasound
Speaker: Dr. Jarold P. Pauig,MD, FPCR, FUSP, FCT-MRISP
Topic 2: Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
Speaker: Michael Rico B. Mesina, MD, FPCR, Ultrasound Fellow, VRPMMC

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As one of the Board Examination subject, Vascular/Doppler ultrasound is considered the waterloo of most of the Utz fellows-in-training and even among Radiology residents. Because of this, the USP Board felt that it is timely to devote time and effort in this subject matter. Thus, we have invited guest speakers to discuss on this delicate topics. Hope to see you there!


2014 1st HANDS-ON ULTRASOUND WORKSHOP
May 31, 2014

Topic: Thyroid Ultrasound with Emphasis on Results Protocol as Requested by the Philippine College of Surgeons.
Speaker: Dr. Lino Santiago Pabillo, MD, FPCR
Topic 2: Carotid Doppler
Speaker: Dr. Ceasar Santos Co
Topic 3: TIRADS Classification on Thyroid Imaging and Cervical Lymph Node Anatomy.
Speaker: Dr. Mary Nel Bolante-Bacals, MD, FPCR, Ultrasound Fellow at University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center.

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The first ever, out-of-town hands-on workshop of the Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Central and Northern Luzon Chapter of the Philippine College of Radiology(PCR), was held in Leisure Coast Resort, Bonuan Binloc, Dagupan City, on May 31, 2014. This is in line with the USP objective of reaching out to the members who practice in the provinces.

Speakers were Drs Lino Santiago Pabillo, Cesar Co and Nel Bolante-Bacalso. The said event was well attended and welcomed by members of the Central and Northern Luzon Chapter. The audiences were treated with lots of food, especialy fresh bangus, and lots of entertainment! Many thanks to Dra Carla Segui and Menchie Lomboy-de Guzman and the organizing committee for your hospitality and for a successful workshop!


2014 1st SCIENTIFIC MEETING
March 22, 2014

Venue: Quirino Memorial Medical Center Auditorium
Scientific Committee Chair: Dr. Myrna Borromeo
Topic 1: Thyroid Ultrasound with Emphasis on Results Protocol as Requested by the Philippine College of Surgeons.
Speaker: Dr. Lino Santiago Pabillo, MD, FPCR
Topic 2: TIRADS Classification on Thyroid Imaging
Speaker: Dr. Mary Nel Bolante-Bacals, MD, FPCR, Ultrasound Fellow at University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center.

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The present USP Board of Trustees is geared towards establishing guidelines/standardized or a unified format in the interpretation of Ultrasound results so that clinicians would have a better understanding/grasp of what we, as Radiologists, are talking about.

In so doing, during a recent Philippine College of Surgeons Annual Convention, questions have been raised as regards to the uniformity in Thyroid ultrasound interpretation.

During that Convention, Surgeons discussed what information/data that they need/require from a thyroid ultrasound result. Dr Pabillo, immediate past President of USP, attended the said convention, and thus, willingly offered to lecture and share it with UTZ trainees (residents and fellows) on Thyroid Ultrasound with emphasis on Results Protocol. We've added TIRADS Classification as an added knowledge for future reference.


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