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Samsung Inaugurates First SONO School in the Philippines at PGH (Updated with Video)

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 27 Jun 2014, 1:38am

Samsung Inaugurates First SONO School in the Philippines at PGH (Updated with Video)

(L-R) Samsung Medison President Mr. Soo-In Cho, PGH Medical Foundation President Dr. Edward Tordesillas, OB-Gynecology Department Chairperson Dr. Blanca De Guia – Fuerte, Deputy Director of PGH Dr. Lourdes Capito, and President and Managing Director of Samsung Electronics Philippines Mr. Chung Lyong Lee.

Coinciding with Manila’s celebration of its 443rd anniversary, Samsung Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and the PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGHMFI), announced the opening of the first Samsung SONO School in the Philippines. The inauguration happened four months after we wrote about Samsung’s latest array of healthcare devices at the Samsung SEA Forum in Bali, Indonesia, and its plan to put up Samsung SONO Schools in select Southeast Asian countries. Aiming to reduce maternal complications and mortality in the country, the Samsung SONO School is established to help doctors to improve their skills related to pre-natal ultrasound devices.

Here's a live demonstration of a Samsung ultrasound machine at the Samsung SONO School in PGH.

For more information, read the following press release.

PGH and PGHMFI officials present a plaque of appreciation to Samsung Medison President Mr. Soo-In Cho.

Samsung Philippines Opens First Samsung SONO School

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO), working in partnership with the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and the PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGHMFI) , today announced the opening of the first Samsung SONO School in the country. The Samsung SONO School is aimed at helping doctors in the Philippines to improve skills related to pre-natal ultrasounds.

Samsung President Chung Lyong Lee said: “The Samsung SONO School aims to provide doctors with quality training in ultrasound to enhance their diagnostic skills. Since our founding in 1969, Samsung has continued to push boundaries and pursue excellence to create positive change for people everywhere. We hope the school’s focus on education and training for medical practitioners will benefit the healthcare sector and go some way to improving lives.”

A PGH doctor performs a live demonstration of the Samsung Medison UGEO WS80A.

The Samsung SONO School features a training curriculum for up to 300 doctors yearly, across the Philippines that will result in a Continuing Medical Education accreditation. Comprising of 25 doctor-trainees per session, the programme features a combination of lectures and hands-on sessions.

Developed by the Philippine General Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the curriculum offers targeted training in Point of Care, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, allowing doctors to enhance their skills, particularly in the area of pre-natal ultrasounds. To improve the learning experience, Samsung has provided dedicated medical equipment such as the Samsung Medison Accuvix A30 Ultrasound Machine, the Samsung Portable Ultrasound MySono U6, and the Samsung Medison UGEO WS80A.

Apart from the actual ultrasound device, the Medison UGEO WS80A is supplied with other equipment.

PGH Director Jose C. Gonzales said, “We are excited to be partnering with Samsung in this very meaningful programme, leveraging our proven track record in training programs based on medical simulation to provide valuable learning experiences to doctors.”

The Samsung SONO School is located at the Philippine General Hospital, where doctor-trainees can benefit from the dedicated spaces for theoretical and hands-on sessions. Doctor-professors from the College of Medicine of the Philippines - Manila (UP Manila) will conduct the training.

The SONO School is also provided with laser printers and Full HD monitors from Samsung.

Regular internal reviews will be conducted to ensure the effectiveness of the programme. Trainees can send samples of their ultrasounds by email to their trainers so the trainers can critique their techniques.

Samsung Portable Ultrasound MySono U6

Samsung Portable Ultrasound MySono U6 is a lightweight portable ultrasound machine offering uncompromised image quality for the professional.

  • Speckle Reduction Filter (SRF): innovative algorithm that reduces speckle noise
  • Spatial Compounding Image (SCI): greatly improves the signal-to-noise ratio and enhances resolution using compounding
  • Dynamic MR+2.0 (DMR+ 2.0): powerful software that improves the contrast resolution of ultrasound images, enabling you to see subtle differences in tissue
  • Full measurement package: a range of general measurements and a full range of Cardiac, Gynecology, Obstetrics, MSK, pediatric, and Vascular measurements are available
  • 15-inch High-Resolution Color LED Monitor
  • Integrated HDD (500GB)
  • Wired and Wireless LAN Support
  • Harmonic Imaging
  • Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI)
  • Sonoview

Samsung Medison Accuvix A30 Ultrasound Machine

Samsung Medison Accuvix A30 Ultrasound Machine offers a distinct 21.5-inch full HD LED monitor on an ultrasound device to display the new imaging standards. Enriched 3D/4D performance, increased detection rates, unparalleled automation, a sensitive interface and forward-looking ergonomic design allows medical practitioners to deliver fast results to patients in real time with greater diagnostic confidence.

  • Enhanced 3D/4D Imaging Technologies
  • 21.5-inch Full HD LED Display Monitor
  • Simple and Flexible Operation
  • QuickScan for Optimized Imaging Efficiency

Samsung Medison UGEO WS80A

The premium dimension in the ultrasound for women’s health has opened up with UGEO WS80A, a groundbreaking ultrasound system that provides superior image performance for a variety of women’s health exams. With stylish Samsung design and innovative features including the 5D technologies, MPI, and ElastoScan, UGEO WS80A redefines premium ultrasound for women’s health.

  • Enhanced Vision For Diagnostic Accuracy
  • Intuitive 5D Automated Reproducible Technology
  • 21.5-inch LED Monitor
  • Additional EV
  • Probe Holder
  • 10.1-inch Touch Screen
  • Probe Cable Hangers
  • Default Gel Warmer
  • Up and Down Lift