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SLMC acquires diagnostic machines, offers teleconsult services

ST. LUKE’s Medical Center (SLMC) acquired three new machines from Siemens AG for its disease detection and cancer treatment services. The systems will be dedicated to patients who need radiation treatment and imaging, such as those with cancer.

The Halcyon linear accelerator, a radiotherapy machine in SLMC’s Department of Radiation Oncology, offers safer and quicker radiation treatment for patients with cancer.

Meanwhile, the Symbia Intevo SPECT-CT and Biograph Vision PET-CT, found in SLMC’s Department of Nuclear Medicine, allow faster detection and diagnosis of diseases. The Symbia Intevo can generate an anatomic and metabolic picture of the patient’s condition in just a single scan. The Biograph Vision PET-CT scanner, on the other hand, accurately monitors and determines the extent of cancer.

For appointments and queries on radiation treatment, patients may contact St. Luke’s Department of Radiation Oncology at 8-723-0101 local 5414 (Quezon City) or 8-789-7700 local 5413 (Bonifacio Global City).

In addition to procuring these machines, SLMC also offers teleconsult services to suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Patients should give the name of their preferred SLMC doctor in order to check for his/her availability.

To schedule an appointment, patients should call SLMC’s Teleconsult hotlines. Those who want to schedule a consultation with SLMC Global City can call at (+63) 919-065-3019, while SLMC Quezon City can be reached at (+63) 947-993-8210. These hotlines are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.