2019 Philippine College of Radiology Convention

Event Date: 
February 28-March 2, 2019
Event Location: 
SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

Pasay City - HIMEX Corporation joined the 71st Annual Convention of the Philippine College of Radiology (PCR) on February 28-March 2, 2019 which was held at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. The convention, one of the Philippines' annual major events in radiology, was titled "Adult and Pediatric Chest, Abdomen, and Muskuloskeletal Imaging: A Global Radiology Education Experience."

HIMEX Corporation promoted principal partner Hitachi's lineup of Ultrasound, CT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray, and bone densitometry medical equipment. Brought to the event and displayed at the booth were Hitachi’s Arietta 850, SOFIA 3D breast ultrasound, Arietta Prologue, Arietta V70, as well as the Obayashi X-buggy Comfy mobile X-ray system. The doctors who visited the booth took interest in the products displayed and tried using them with the help of HIMEX clinical application specialists.

The Hitachi ARIETTA 850, Hitachi’s flagship premium ultrasound system boast in superior image quality and seamless workflow providing excellent ergonomic and ease of use. It has advanced applications such as RVS in support of RFA, Elastography, Fetal 3D, and many other technologies which make it the deal tool for expanding quality imaging needs.

On the other hand, Hitachi's SOFIA Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound System solves all the economic and logistic challenges associated with whole-breast ultrasound by using a full-field radial scanning method. The resulting throughput, efficiency, and patient comfort SOFIA gives make it a fitting ultrasound for women with dense breasts. 

Another ultrasound medical equipment which HIMEX brought to the event was the ARIETTA Prologue that offers superior imaging quality and is equipped with functions that improve efficiency and support rapid, accurate diagnosis when and where needed. ARIETTA Prologue has been designed especially for the point-of-care (POC) ultrasound market. Thanks to its intuitive and simple operation, it fulfils the fundamental role of a portable ultrasound system, bringing the clinical benefits of diagnostic ultrasound into new areas of healthcare.

Meanwhile, the ARIETTA V70 incorporates features that reduce stress and improve its ease-of-use. It is compact and light-weight, with excellent ergonomics designed to recommended industry standards using operator feedback. It is equipped with advanced technologies that facilitate fast and accurate examinations, such as Real-time Virtual Sonography (RVS) and Real-Time Tissue Elastography.

Aside from Hitachi medical equipment in the booth, exhibited was Obayashi’s Xbuggy Comfy mobile X-ray system which is an easy to load, assemble, and use portable X-ray. It produces clear images with its small focal point. With the Xbuggy Comfy X-ray’s adjustable SID, the imaging of the entire body including the L-spine is possible with no need to use a measure.

HIMEX also promoted the new 3T MRI Hitachi Trillium Oval where the high level of image performance and comfort performance meet. In addition to the patient-friendly feature of the MRI, the examination space of the OVAL Patient Bore has expanded by 40% to make large-built patients relax during their examinations.

Aside from being an exhibitor in the convention, HIMEX Corporation held a lunch symposium on the 2nd day of the convention. In the symposium, Mr. Atul Agrawal, General Manager for Imaging of Hitachi Medical Systems Singapore, talked about the latest advancements in the Hitachi CT Scanner and the features of the Scenaria View 128 slice. The Scenaria View, Hitachi's next-generation iterative dose reduction function Iterative Progressive reconstruction with Visual modeling does not require a dedicated processing room or any additional hardware. Even at a high noise-reduction rate the image quality (texture) is maintained and images with outstanding clarity are provided, even at low doses. It has shortened operational procedures to ease operator workload. In addition to the wide aperture, the opening has been given a smoother, streamlined shape to enhance accessibility to patients.

HIMEX Corporation, along with its partners Hitachi and Obayashi, Philippine hospitals and diagnostic centres, and doctors, will continue its mission to improve the healthcare industry of the Philippines through its top-quality products and reliable sales service.