Ad­ven­tist Hos­pi­tal Palawan in­tro­duces first ever MRI in the prov­ince

Palawan Daily News - - Opinion - By Kia Jo­hanna Lamo

The Palawan Ad­ven­tist Hos­pi­tal in­tro­duces the first ever Mag­netic Res­o­nance Imag­ing (MRI) in Palawan dur­ing their launch­ing and bless­ing of the ma­chine, Novem­ber 23, 2018.

The MRI has a 1.5 Tesla scan­ner Mag­ne­tom Sem­pra that is ex­cel­lent in soft tis­sue imag­ing, su­pe­rior over CT scans, x-rays and ul­tra­sounds, pur­chased by the hos­pi­tal for over P50 mil­lion.

Ac­cord­ing to Dr. Ron­nie Dan Salazar, Vice pres­i­dent of Med­i­cal Ser­vices, in his re­marks dur­ing the launch­ing said that the ma­chine though ex­pen­sive was pur­chased by the hos­pi­tal be­cause the board of the hos­pi­tal knows that the ma­chine is needed by the peo­ple of Palawan.

“The board and the hos­pi­tal de­cided to buy it be­cause they know that it is needed in the prov­ince,” he said.

Dr. Salazar ex­plained that MRI might of­fer the same test with CT scan but the ma­chine is ra­di­a­tion­free and is ben­e­fi­cial to those pa­tients who are al­ready ex­posed to ra­di­a­tion.

“Now some of you may ask, bakit pa mag-iin­vest sa MRI, kung meron na­man tay­ong CT scan? Okay, they might of­fer the same test, but they are very dif­fer­ent in a way na MRI doesn’t have any ra­di­a­tion. So, mas ben­e­fi­cial po sa mga pa­tients natin na so­bra na sa ra­di­a­tion,” Dr. Salazar stated.

He added that the ma­chine takes longer when test­ing than CT scans but no mat­ter how long it takes for test­ing the pa­tient will not be ex­posed to any ra­di­a­tion.

“Ang magig­ing dis­ad­van­tage lang niyan, this one takes a longer time. Ang CT Scan you can do it in few sec­onds but this one, it takes about 20 to 30 min­utes, but kahit gaano man kata­gal ‘yan hindi ka mai-ex­pose sa ra­di­a­tion,” Dr. Salazar ex­plained.

He said that the ma­chine is pro­duced and sup­plied by the com­pany “Siemens” that of­fers the best qual­ity of MRIs be­cause the hos­pi­tal wants to pro­vide the best qual­ity of health care ser­vice to all Palaweños.

“It’s the same com­pany, Siemens, yun po yung punaka­mataas, pinaka-qual­ity na sup­plier ng MRI, and we wanted to give the best qual­ity of ser­vice to the peo­ple of Puerto Princesa,” said Dr. Salazar.

Photo by Kia Jo­hanna Lamo

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