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History of Ultrasound in the Philippines
by Dr. Dorita Paylago Evangelista, MD, MHA, FPCR, FUSP, FPCHA

Ultrasound was first introduced into the country in 1973, when the Makati Medical Center acquired a Picker ultrasound machine. It was mainly for diagnosis. It was handled by Dr. Crisanto Vito Cruz, who had the only training in ultrasound. In the latter part of October 1973, Dr. Carlos J. Marquez, Chairman of the Department of Radiology, after undergone training in the Marien Krakenhaus, Hamburg, West Germany, became the ultrasonologist of the Makati Medical Center until 1975, when he authorized Dr. Vicente V. Romano, Jr. to operate the ultrasound machine. Read Full Article >>

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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

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.


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


MSK Workshop
August 1, 2015

Date Posted: October 15, 2015

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The first out-of-town Musculoskeletal Hands-On ultrasound workshop for the year 2015 was held on August 1, 2015 in Mansion Garden Hotel, located in Subic, Olongapo City. The said event was well attended by Radiology Consultants and trainees.

RTD with the Philippine Thyroid Association
June 6, 2015

Date Posted: August 24, 2015

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The Philippine Thyroid Association, Inc., an affiliate of the Philippine Medical Association and is composed of clinicians practicing thyroid disorders ( this includes head and neck surgeons, ENT, nuclear medicine, endocrinologists, diabetologists), under the present leadership of Dr. Ruben V. Ogbac, PTA President, has requested for a round table discussion/open forum with the Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, as regards to the standardization of Thyroid ultrasound reports/interpretation. USP has graciously accepted the invitation. The said event was held on June 6, 2015 at the Lung Center of the Philippines. The master of ceremony was led by Dr. Alfredo F. Villarosa. Introduction was made by Dr. Julio T. Dumo, Jr, USP President. Questions have been raised and discussions were made with the help of resource speakers Drs. Lino Santiago S. Pabillo and Virgilio Jose A. Evangelista. Atleast 20 of PTA members from different specialties attended the rare occasion. Atleast 10 from the USP group also attended. A Consensus was made out of the round table discussion/open forum, and both sides agreed, on what would be the important contents in an ultrasound report should be, to help the clinicians in their management plan for the patient. The final report/ update/outcome will be announced in future events. Keep posted, guys!.

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