Samsung Philippines opens first Samsung SONO School

Jun 26. 2014

First dedicated facility opens in the Philippine General Hospital to train doctors in pre-natal ultrasounds

Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO), working in partnership with the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and the PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGHMFI)1, 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.”

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..

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.

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.

Ultrasound Machine Features

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)


Samsung Medison Accuvix A30 Ultrasound Machine

Samsung Medison Accuvix A30 Ultrasound Machine offers a distinct 21.5" 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 Technologie
  •       21.5" Full HD LED Display Monitor
  •       Simple and Flexible Operation
  •       QuickScan™ for Optimized Imaging Efficiency


Samsung Medison 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 LED Monitor
  •       Additional EV
  •       Probe Holder
  •       10.1" Touch Screen
  •       Probe Cable Hangers
  •       Default Gel Warmer
  •       Up & Down Lift


About Philippine General Hospital

The Philippine General Hospital is a government-owned hospital operated by the University of the Philippines, Manila. It is the largest hospital in the country in terms of bed capacity, with around 600,000 patients a year. Although it is independent of the Department of Health, it is the premier training and teaching facility for the University of the Philippines and for various public and private schools (affiliated with Pamantasan ng Maynila and St. Paul University). PGH offers residency and fellowship training in all its 14 departments, as well as various training for paramedical specialties such as radiation technology.

About Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation

The Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation is the donee institution registered with the Philippine Council for NGO Certification, to facilitate tax-free donations. Its main objective is to raise funds for the Philippine General Hospital, especially for infrastructure development and for charity cases


1PGH is a tertiary state-owned hospital administered and operated by the University of the Philippines Manila, the University of the Philippines System's Health Sciences Center. It is the largest government hospital administered by the university, located at Ermita, Manila in the Philippines.