With the view of providing comprehensive care under one roof we established facility of Omkar Diagnostics around the same time. Various facilities such as pathological laboratory, X-ray, DXA scan, Echocardiography machine, etc. were added to the armamentarium. Due to back ground knowledge of attending doctors in the fields of medicine, surgery, cardiology, and rheumatology, Omkar Diagnostics became a one-stop-shop for all diagnostic needs. Patients seeking consultation and treatment for rheumatology, cardiac and surgical diseases find it very convenient to get all the facilities under one roof. Not only it has become popular in evaluation of cardiac, Rheumatological and surgical ailments, it also become a favorite spot for insurance companies to check their patients. Currently, LIC, HDFC, ICICI, and others are associated with Omkar Diagnostics in evaluating their insurance patients. It is quite obvious that thorough honesty, accuracy in testing, regular quality checks, latest equipment and regular updates are responsible for patients, drug companies and insurance companies reposing their faith in Omkar Diagnostics alike.
Two dimensional echocardiography and Colour Doppler
(2D echo or echo)
An echocardiogram is a test in which ultrasound is used to examine the heart. Colour Doppler is an imaging technique which is used to provide visualization of the blood flow through the heart chambers. This test can be performed in a hospital or clinic as an outpatient procedure.
Cardiac Stress Testing (Treadmill testing, TMT)
It is an important test to evaluate the blood supply to the heart. Many times, there are no symptoms of cardiac disease such as chest pain at rest. This is because the blockage in the coronary circulation could be insufficient to cause disturbance in the blood supply at rest. Stress testing provides information about how your heart works and receives its blood supply during physical stress i.e. a state of increased demand.
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)
Blood pressure recording outside of the doctor’s office is recommended in most people who are suspected of having high blood pressure. This is because readings taken while people are going about their daily lives are more accurate than those taken in a doctor’s office.
Evaluation of pathology in blood, sputum and urine is an important aspect in diagnosing and managing any medical problem. The laboratory at Omkar is equipped with facilities to perform all tests that are required for diagnosis of rheumatologic, cardiac or for that matter any medical disease. It is available round the clock for indoor patients and during office hours for out door patients.
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD or DXA scanning)
Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimetre of bones. Bone density (or BMD) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of osteoporosis and fracture risk. Determining a person BMD helps a doctor decide if a person is at increased risk for osteoporosis related fracture. Osteoporosis is a “silent” disease, often not showing any warning signs until fractures occur. One in two women and one in five men over the age of 65 will develop fractures due to osteoporosis. The risk of woman getting a hip fracture is equal to the risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer combined. Left untreated, osteoporosis could result in pain, disfigurement, disability, loss of independence and even death.
Pulmonary function test
Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the body’s circulation
Digital X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. X-rays can produce diagnostic images of the human body that allow doctors to view and assess bones and soft tissues. Using Digital X-Ray (computed radiography) rather than the traditional film (conventional radiography), allows for:
* 90% less radiation exposure
* Faster X-Ray time for a patient
* Enhanced image quality with greater detail and ability for image manipulation
* A patient’s image can be transferred very easily to a referring doctor and may be stored indefinitely
Omkar Heart Institute & Nursing Home,
Behind Regimental Plaza,
49, Howson Road,
Phone: (0253) 2462006
Time: 9.00am to 6.00pm
(By appointment only/ No appointments on Sundays)