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on behalf of the Valdez-Silao family, i would like to express our profound gratitude for the care you have afforded to our MOM Vicenta Silao -WARD

Also, thank you for remembering our Mom's soon 82nd birthday by giving her cake and balloons which serves not just an inspiration to her but al of us family. have talked to her on the phone and she told me, it was a good surprise and she was indeed very gratified and happy.

again, a million thanks. with best regards. GOD BLESS!


Good Morning to one and all

  I am one of the patients of your prestigious Medical Center last Tuesday, January 27, who had undergone Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). I wish to thank all the staff/employees who extended their unselfish and dedicated assistance while I was at the Center.  Special mention to Dr. Hidegunda Santos, Medicard coordinator, the HMO staff (the two ladies from the billing section), Mr. Oliver Hufana and his staff (MRI section), and the nursing students who assisted at the MRI section.


Sometimes a happy face
Takes us to a cheerful place,
Where all the sadness
Turns into gladness
And troubles fade way...
Worries and fears dissipate
And happiness ensues...
So here's a bunch of happy smiles
Especially for you ALL …

 Have a nice DAY !!

Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Baguio City Economic Zone
loakan Road, Baguio City

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM


“A smiling face is the mirror of our body and can heal sick patients” – Last March I came here for check-up. I was then referred to Dr. Espinosa so I went to his clinic. He sent me back here for EEG. The staff downstairs at the front office did the EEG for me right away so I had the time to go back to Dr. Espinosa who interpreted the result. It was done so fast that we had the time to go back to Ilocos that same day. I thank the staff very much. To Lorma as a whole, thank you so much and may God bless you all. All the staff and employees of Lorma Hospital are very friendly. I’m very glad to see their smiling faces every morning. Keep up your good work!!!
- Patient Rm 426.

Thank you for my pleasant stay at Lorma. Keep up the excellent care & service. Dr. Nelson Gundran is very patient, good physician. He listens well to patient’s complaints. He shows happy disposition. Hope he’ll be a fellow soon.
Thanks doctor!
– From Executive Suite G

“I have been supplied with newspapers everyday. I had been to big and modern hospital in Manila, and it’s only here that we are given newspaper.  Nursing personnel – prompt in doing things for patients’ comfort.  Very good big, and clean trash cans." 
- From Exec. Suite E

“My thanks to Dr. Gamboa and MCO in the ER who gave a helping hand during my life and death situation. I can’t forget all of you who gave me my second life and of course to our beloved God Almighty who used your hospital to help me survive. I was so satisfied. In behalf of my small kids, husband and my relatives, thank you very much! God bles you all!” – From 2A (Ward)

Lorma hospital has improved a lot when it comes to services. The personnel are so caring and they always offer a friendly smile. I am happy to see some interns who were my former students in high school. They are so cheerful and fresh looking which help the patients recover fast. LORMA EXCELLENT! – From Rm. 222



RIA tests at Lorma’s Institute of Nuclear Medicine

OCTOBER 1, 2009, SAN FERNANDO, LA UNION – Upon the launching of the Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Lorma Medical Center will now offer other necessary laboratory tests and treatments, like RIA, thyroid uptake, and radioactive iodine therapy, in addition to body scans.

RIA stands for Radioimmunoassay. This is a laboratory test used to measure the concentration of biological substances such as enzymes, hormones, steroids, and vitamins in blood, urine, saliva, or other body fluids.  RIA is an important research tool and has been used in hospitals to help diagnose diabetes, thyroid disorders, hypertension, reproductive problems, and other disorders.

RIA tests at Lorma’s Institute of Nuclear Medicine are conducted by the use of 2470 WIZARD2 Automatic Gamma Counter (shown up), a very versatile instrument to study various gamma emittors. It has 550 sample capacity using 2 detectors.  High resolution MCA technology, superior counting geometry and sample changer robotics put the 2470 WIZARD2 two steps ahead of any other automatic gamma counters available today.

Thyroid uptake, also known as radioactive iodine uptake test (RAIU), is a nuclear medicine examination that helps evaluate the function of the thyroid gland. The patient is given radioactive iodine in liquid or capsule form to swallow. The thyroid uptake begins several hours to 24 hours later.  When it is time for the imaging to begin, the patient sits in a chair facing a stationary probe positioned over the thyroid gland in the neck. When the examination is completed, the technologist checks the images in case additional images are needed. A radiologist, who has specialized training in nuclear medicine, will interpret the images and forward a report to the referring physician.

Radioactive Iodine therapy is a treatment for an overactive thyroid, a condition called hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism can be caused by Graves' disease, in which the entire thyroid gland is overactive, or by nodules within the gland which are locally overactive in producing too much thyroid hormone. Radioactive iodine is an isotope created from iodine to emit radiation for medical use. When a small dose of radioactive iodine is swallowed, it is absorbed into the bloodstream in the gastrointestinal tract and concentrated from the blood by the thyroid gland, where it begins destroying the gland's cells. Although the radioactivity from this treatment remains in the thyroid for some time, it is greatly diminished within a few days. The effect of this treatment on the thyroid gland usually takes between one and three months to develop, with maximum benefit occurring three to six months after treatment. Usually, a single dose is successful in treating hyperthyroidism and rarely, is a second treatment needed.

To schedule for a RIA exam, radioiodine uptake, radioactive iodine therapy, or for further inquiries, call Lorma’s Institute of Nuclear Medicine at 072-700-0000 local 159. The office is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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