The world’s first and only detector-based spectral CT with ambient experience is now in CebuDoc

CebuDoc, the country’s most outstanding level 3 private hospital, acquires new healthcare capability – Philips IQon Spectral CT Scan, the world’s first and only detector-based spectral computed tomography (CT) that promises diagnostic certainty, spectral efficiency, and powerful advancement.

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The world’s first and only detector-based spectral CT with ambient experience is now in CebuDoc

CebuDoc’s commitment to innovation leads to the bringing of the latest diagnostic technology for the Filipinos, especially for the Cebuanos. The hospital is the first in the country to install spectral CT technology with the ambient experience that helps in reducing patients’ stress and anxiety.

“This is just one of the many efforts we do to boost our diagnostic confidence for a more reliable and credible diagnosis,” said Dr. Potenciano “Yong” S.D. Larrazabal III, CebuDoc Group President and Chairman of the Board.

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During the press conference and unveiling of the Philips IQon Spectral CT last September 13, 2019.

The spectral CT with ambient experience is the first and only installation of the globally-known Royal Philips in the country. With such technology, the diagnosis will be faster, follow-up scans will be lesser, and data integrity is improved.

“With the healthcare challenges that the world is facing today – an aging population, the rise of chronic diseases and resource constraints – the healthcare industry needs solutions that deliver extraordinary diagnostic quality, empowering clinicians to improve clinical confidence and make the right diagnosis in the first scan,” said Ashwin Chari, Country Manager for Philips Philippines, Inc.

The world's first and only detector-based spectral CT with ambient experience is now in CebuDoc | Cebu Finest

Ashwin Chari, Country Manager for Philips Philippines, Inc. and the rest of the panel during the press conference

Economic Advantage

The detector-based solution of spectral CT introduces a unique scanning and clinical application experience without the pre-decisions required for source-based solutions.

“The best way to show compassion to our patients is to help them economically and this is our way of helping more Filipinos to be more cost-efficient especially in healthcare,” said Philip Anthony S.D. Larrazabal, Chairman of CebuDoc Department of Radiology. “Technology such as IQon Spectral CT helps reduce the expenses of the patients and the hospital as it reduces the scanning time, meaning a shorter time for diagnosis and decrease in repeat scans.”

Known for its high-quality healthcare, CebuDoc hopes to also empower the clinicians to improve clinical outcomes with the technology provided to them.

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“This innovation is also part of our commitment to equip our physicians with the right and advanced tools,” Dr. Yong added. “With this, we hope that more physicians will be enabled to make use of the latest resource that CebuDoc has. In that way, we can help more people and save more lives.”

In contrast to conventional CT Scan

“Conventional scan is not always able to provide clinicians the best answers that they need,” Dr. Philip Larrazabal said. “Sometimes it also has several challenges such as indeterminate findings, poor visualization of tissues, and the need to repeat scans. Thus, having the Spectral CT Scan will revolutionize our patient care.”

With IQon Spectral CT, CebuDoc commits that every scan is spectral without compromise. With such technology, it aims to easily accommodate a wide range of patient sizes from pediatric to bariatric and that they will have an improved visualization and characterization of tissues resulting in diagnostic certainty that will lead to better patient care.

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“We’re very happy with these Philips solutions, which supports our endeavor to bring quality healthcare closer to all Cebuanos,” Dr. Yong added. “With the Philips IQon Spectral CT, we can deliver more confident patient diagnoses in the first scan, representing a revolution in CT performance here in CebuDoc,” he ended.

For inquiries, interested parties can visit or may call the CebuDoc Radiology Department at (032) 255 5555 local 110.

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