We specialize in providing medical diagnostic tests, which include Cardiovascular Full-Color Doppler, Abdominal, Retroperitoneal, Obstetrical, Pelvic, and Small Parts Ultrasound, Nerve Conduction Studies, Mobile MRI and CT Scan.
Additionally, UMDS provides the following off-site services in a local medical diagnostic facility: Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, Cardiovascular Stress Test, Electroencephalogram, Mammograms, Pulmonary Functions Test, Bone Densitometer, Stress Thallium and Sleep Disorder Tests.
Echocardiogram with Doppler & Color Flow
After referred as cardiac echo, echo, heart sonogram or cardiac ultrasound.
It’s a noninvasive procedure to evaluate your heart; an echo-cardiogram can produce accurate assessment of the velocity of blood and cardiac tissue.
This allows assessment of cardiac valve areas and function, any abnormal communications between the left and right side of the heart, any leaking of blood through the valves (valve regurgitation or heart murmur) and calculation of the cardiac outputs as well as the ejection fraction. Other parameters are measured such as the cardiac wall thickness, luminal diameter and e/a ratio.
The holter recorder is essentially a tape recorder connected by electrodes to the patient’s chest. ECG Data, in the form of a continuous wave, is recorded using a tape. Up to 24 hours of ECG Data can be recorded using one tape or an SD card.
The SD card or tape is read by a computer analyzing waveforms or beats. One of our cardiologist writes a diagnostic report and sends it to the requested doctors.
Radiology is a specialty that uses medical imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body.
A variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to diagnose and/or treat diseases. Interventional radiology is the performance of (usually minimally invasive) medical procedures with the guidance of imaging technologies.
The acquisition of medical images is usually carried out by the Radiographer, often known as a Radiologic Technologist. Depending on location, the Diagnostic Radiologist, or Reporting Radiographer, then interprets or “reads” the images and produces a report of their findings and impression or diagnosis.
This report is then transmitted to the Clinician who requested the imaging, either routinely or emergently. Imaging exams are stored digitally in the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) where they can be viewed by all members of the healthcare team within the same health system and compared later on with future imaging exams.
ElectroNeurography or Nerve Conduction Velocity
A nerve conduction study (NCS) also called a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test is a measurement of the speed of conduction of an electrical ElectroNeurography, Nerve Conduction Velocity or impulse through a nerve.
NCS can determine nerve damage and destruction.
Diseases or condition that may be evaluated with NCS include, but are not limited to the following:
- Guillain – barre syndrome – a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms may include weakness or tingling sensations in the legs.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition in which the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressedor squeezed at the wrist by enlarged tendons or ligaments. This results in pain and numbness in the fingers.
- Charcot – Marie – tooth disease – a hereditary neurological condition that affects both the motor and sensory nerves. One characteristic is weakness of the foot and lower leg muscles.
- Herniated disk disease
- Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy and neuropathy
- Sciatic nerve problems
- Pinched nerves
- Peripheral nerve injury
Nerve conduction studies may also be performed to identify the cause of symptoms like numbness and continuous pain.
There may be other reasons for your doctor to recommend NCS. During the test, the nerve is stimulated, usually with surface electrode patches attached to the skin. Two electrodes are placed on the skin over the nerve. One electrode stimulates the nerve with a very mild electrical impulse and the other electrode records it. The resulting electrical activity is recorded by another electrode. This is repeated for each nerve being tested.
The nerve conduction velocity (speed) is calculated by measuring the distance between electrodes and the time it takes for electrical impulses to travel between electrodes. The doctor (neurologist) reviews all graphics to give his impression and instruction after the procedure.
Are you starting to feel symptoms of a possible sleep disorder? Maybe it is time to re-evaluate yourself or to suggest your loved one to take advantage of a quick and easy way to go back to sleep comfortably without having to go to a sleep lab. Our mobile diagnostic unit does a quick evaluation in the comfort of your home or hotel room.
Also, we can provide your vacation with a good night
sleep! Unique Mobile Diagnostics Services provide autocpap for you at a low cost. A true restful sleep vacation provided at your place of stay here in the beautiful Miami, Florida.
However is good to know…
According to the American Board of Sleep Medicine a home sleep apnea test is not fully diagnostic for patients with chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiac, Chronic Pulmonary diseases. These patients require Nocturnal Polysomnogram which include EEG, ECG, Bi-level Titration, EOG, EMG among others tests.
The Home Sleep Apnea test is either a type III or type IV preliminary screening sleep apnea test which can indicates if the patient has an obstructive apnea and will be to use a CPAP machine in order to improve his sleep quality. If the patient has central apnea the patient will require a full lab sleep study apnea test.