Here is a list of the questions most commonly asked by our patients:
Patients may choose to make appointments for themselves as well as by referral. Generally for pregnancy scans, we advise you to bring prescription from your physician / consultant.
This is only a diagnostic center. Based on reports, you may consult your physician and go for further management
You can find physicians who will treat you by looking up your symptoms or by specialty.
You can make an appointment by calling 044- 42 123 124 or 8939818527 between 6.00AM and 10.00PM on all working days and 6.00AM to 3.00PM on Sundays.
Please check with your insurance company prior to your visit.
Regarding Ultrasound Scans, we do all pregnancy scans like Early OB/ 1st Trimester/ Confirmation scan, NT Scan, Anomaly Scans/ 4D Scans, 3rd Trimester/ Growth Scan/ Obs Doppler etc, follicular studies, Foetal Echo, Echo cardiogram, Colour doppler, all special studies, small parts, Mamogram etc
Services are offered in the areas of Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology, Haematology, Histopathology, Immunology, Microbiology and Serology.
Specific blood tests do require fasting prior to having your blood sampling. Please contact our diagnostic centre to understand the requirements of specific testing by calling 044-42 123 124 or 8939818527 for more information
If samples is given before 3PM, you will get the results in the same day by 6.00PM for majority of the test. However, few test, whose TAT (Turn Around Time) is more, it will be give the next day. Details of the readiness of lab report will be provided on the bill itself with complete details, study-wise. In case of any clarification, you may call 044-42 123 124 or 8939818527 for more information
You may collect hard copy from our centre itself. Instead there are 3 ways of downloading it online by just a click at your convenience. To know more on online report downloading, view this short video https://bit.ly/3B9gH3c
Yes! We offer Home Sample Collection services. Please speak to a Customer Care Executive at 044-4212 3124 or 8939818527 for the appointment. The Phlebotomist will visit your home at the time specified by you to collect the sample. Reports can be collected at the centre or downloaded online
Though taking an appointment is not mandatory, appointment scheduling can be done by calling the centre. It will also reduce the waiting time for yourself.
Our center will be open from morning 6.00AM to 10.00PM on all working days. On Sundays, it will be from 6.00AM to 3.00PM. We are open on all National and festival holidays, except Deepavali and Pongal (only these 2 days closed in a year)
Too much exposure to X-Rays can cause genetic mutations. Therefore, doctors advise sparing use of X-Ray examinations today. Go for X-Rays as less frequently as possible
Generally yes. X-Ray is not harmful to a pregnant woman. It is advised that the patient should let the doctor know that she is pregnant during an X-Ray examination.
No, USG is not harmful. It is a safe diagnostic procedure.
Urine samples are collected in sterilized and pre-barcoded vials either from home or at the diagnostic center. The patient is asked to fill the vial themselves by visiting the nearest washroom.
You can make your payment by cash or credit/debit card, GPay, Fone Pe and all other UPI modes, over the front office counter or to the collection expert who visits your home. We don’t collect service charges for any credit or debit cards.
You may send your resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our center and drop in your Bio-data there.
A maximum waiting time of 10 minutes for Lab sample collection. For ultrasound, it will be less than 1 hour in majority of the cases. Anyway it depends on the bladder preparation and baby position for Whole abdomen and Antenatal scans.
Ultrasound is the term used for high-frequency soundwaves. Ultrasound examinations use these sound waves to produce a picture or image onto a screen showing the inside of your body.
Yes ultrasound is safe. Ultrasound scans have been used for over 50 years. They use sound waves and not ionizing radiation like that used in x-rays and CT scans. Long term studies have shown that there is no adverse effect on the baby from an ultrasound scan performed before birth. Follow-up has shown normal growth and development, normal eyesight and hearing and a normal range of school performance.
Have adequate water/ tender coconut or Juices to ensure you have full bladder.
4D scan is nothing but a detailed anomaly scan done for pregnant patients between 20 weeks to 32 weeks of pregnancy. It is done to ensure there are no congenital anomaly for the baby and baby is safe.
We do have digital X Ray.
Yes, we have ECG facilities with us in our centre. We will also do home service for ECG screening.
Abdominal ultrasound is a type of imaging test. It is used to look at organs in the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. The blood vessels that lead to some of these organs, such as the inferior vena cava and aorta, can also be examined with ultrasound.
Abdominal ultrasound is a safe, painless procedure. However, you may have some temporary discomfort if the care provider presses on an area that is sore or tender.
If the patient is hyperthyroid, a thyroid scan is helpful in elucidating the function of a nodule. But if the patient is euthyroid (or hypothyroid), then a thyroid ultrasound is the preferred first line investigation.
The test is done in this way: You are given a pill that contains a tiny amount of radioactive iodine. After swallowing it, you wait as the iodine collects in your thyroid. The first scan is usually done 4 to 6 hours after you take the iodine pill.
Normal and Critical Findings The normal values of thyroid uptake of radiotracer are 3 to 16% at 6 hours and 8 to 25% at 24 hours. These values may change according to laboratory standard techniques or patient dietary habits. The thyroid gland can uptake more or less than normal.
A thyroid scan is a nuclear medicine examination that uses the emissions of gamma rays from radioactive iodine to help determine whether a patient has thyroid problems, including hyperthyroidism, cancer, or other growths.
This study is typically used to: determine whether a mass in the scrotum felt by the patient or doctor is cystic or solid and its location. Diagnose results of trauma to the scrotal area. diagnose causes of testicular pain or swelling such as inflammation or torsion.
Testicular ultrasound is an imaging procedure to examine the testicles and other scrotal structures. A ultrasound is performed by moving the ultrasound transducer over the scrotum. Ultrasound pictures are viewed on a monitor at the same time.
In certain cases, Doppler ultrasound may help identify blood flow inside the scrotum. This method can be helpful in cases of testicular torsion because blood flow to the twisted testicle may be reduced.
Ultrasonography is the ideal noninvasive imaging modality for evaluation of scrotal abnormalities. It is capable of differentiating the most important etiologies of acute scrotal pain and swelling, including epididymitis and testicular torsion, and is the imaging modality of choice in acute scrotal trauma.
A Doppler test is used to detect blood flow. It shows whether a pulse is present and whether there is blood flow to a limb. It can diagnose or help to manage conditions such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or diabetic foot ulcer.
The normal testicular artery resistive indices in adults range from 0.46 to 0.78, with a mean of 0.64. Similar findings are reported in the intratesticular arteries of postpubescent boys, with resistive indices ranging from 0.48 to 0.75 (mean, 0.62).
3D scans show still pictures of your baby in three dimensions. 4D scans show moving 3D images of your baby, with time being the fourth dimension. It's natural to be really excited by the prospect of your first scan.
With 4D scanning, pictures are made in real time and you can see what your child is doing in your womb at the time, such as moving of legs and arms or opening of the eyes. Ultrasound scans are an essential tool to examine the health and internal organs of a growing fetus.
So, to answer your question: the best time to have a 4D baby scan is around 27 weeks. However, this does not mean that a satisfactory image cannot be captured later on; every pregnancy is different, of course, but we are almost always able to achieve great results up to 32 weeks.
4D ultrasounds help so much in enabling doctors to observe and remark on the baby's activities in real-time like yawning, sleeping, kicking, thumb -sucking, blinking and more. Not only are there images amazing to see but they are also an important indication of the baby's health.
3D/4D Pelvic floor ultrasound is a simple study that can obtain images comparable to a MRI ,with the advantage of watching the way the pelvic floor muscles are moving in real time. The images obtained are from a transperineal approach, meaning the ultrasound probe (transducer) is placed externally on the labia.
A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic exam that produces images that are used to assess organs and structures within the female pelvis. A pelvic ultrasound allows quick visualization of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
In fetal echocardiography, the four-chamber view and the outflow-tract view are used to diagnose cardiac anomalies. The most important objective during a targeted anomaly scan is to identify those cases that need a dedicated fetal echocardiogram.
The 20-week ultrasound scan, sometimes called an anatomy or anomaly scan, is performed around 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy. It checks the development of fetal organs and body parts and can detect certain congenital defects.
It is relatively easy (90 to 95% accuracy) to identify problems with the structure of the head, brain, spine; locate a single kidney or an abnormal position of the kidney. However, it is often difficult to pick subtle abnormalities in the heart, abdomen and face of a baby.
This detailed ultrasound scan, sometimes called the mid-pregnancy or anomaly scan, is usually carried out when you're between 18 and 21 weeks pregnant. The 20-week screening scan is offered to everybody, but you do not have to have it if you do not want to.
Fetal echocardiography is a specialized ultrasound test performed during pregnancy to evaluate the position, size, structure, function and rhythm of the unborn baby's heart. An obstetrician is able to obtain a limited view of the baby's heart during a routine pregnancy ultrasound.
Follicular study or follicular monitoring is the process through which the doctor watches the growth of this follicle from the beginning of the menstrual cycle to the time it is ready to release an egg. It is an important part of IVF assessment and timing.
Another type of ultrasound is Doppler ultrasound, sometimes called a duplex study, used to show the speed and direction of blood flow in certain pelvic organs. Unlike a standard ultrasound, some sound waves during the Doppler exam are audible.
There is very little preparation required. You should have some fluid in the bladder, but not be uncomfortably full. This is to ensure that the inside of the abdominal area is seen clearly on the ultrasound images.
A nuchal translucency scan is an ultrasound scan that measures your baby's nuchal translucency — a fluid-filled space behind your baby's neck. This measurement can help your doctor estimate the risk of your baby having a chromosomal abnormality such as Down syndrome.
The scans for a follicular study will begin around the seventh day of your cycle and continue until you ovulate. Moreover, the Specialist gynecologist will decide how long it will be between scans after each sitting. Besides, scans are usually done on different days to track the growth and development of the eggs.
The most accurate way to perform a follicular study is through a transvaginal ultrasound. In this process, you will have to lie on your back with your legs raised and bent. The ultrasonologist will insert a probe into the vagina. The ultrasound will pick up images of the ovaries and follicles.
The scan will look at the baby's size by measuring the head, abdominal girth and the length of the thigh bone. The amount of water around the baby will be measured. The Doppler scan will look into the blood flow in various vessels in the baby's body and in the umbilical cord. The baby's weight will be estimated.
The first foetal growth scan is suggested between 28 weeks and 32 weeks of pregnancy to determine the foetal wellbeing. The second growth scan and colour Doppler studies are done closer to the due date, between 36 and 40 weeks.
For better monitoring, it's important to conduct a fetal doppler scan. This type of pregnancy often brings many complications such as TTTS, IUGR, umbilical cord entanglement, and so on. Letting these risks rise may harm both babies and the mother.
External fetal heart monitoring One type of monitor is a Doppler ultrasound device. It's often used during prenatal visits to count the baby's heart rate. It may also be used to check the fetal heart rate during labor. The healthcare provider may also check your baby's heart rate continuously during labor and birth.
Arteries carry blood away from the heart, and veins carry blood towards the heart. With the exception of pulmonary blood vessels, arteries carry oxygenated blood and veins carry deoxygenated blood. Arteries have thick walls with muscle tissue.
Doppler ultrasonography examines the blood flow in the major arteries and veins in the arms and legs with the use of ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves that echo off the body).
An arterial duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to create a color map of the arteries in your legs to identify: Narrowing of your vessels that may be causing leg pain when walking. Resting leg pain.
It is the initial screening imaging tool to evaluate the infants' brain and complementary to the use of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It is an accessible, inexpensive and harmless technique that can be used bedside as frequently as needed.
The Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society states: “Routine screening cranial ultrasonography should be performed on all infants of 30 weeks' gestation once between 7 and 14 days of age and should be optimally repeated
Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to detect the movement of blood in vessels. It is used in pregnancy to study blood circulation in the baby, uterus and placenta. Using it in high‐risk pregnancies, where there is concern about the baby's condition, shows benefits.
The detail you are able to see lets you see your baby's facial characteristics for the very first time. It's mind blowing. Ultrasound Direct's 4D scan and Premium 4D Bonding Scan are offered between 24 and 34 weeks – the time period when our expert sonographers estimate you'll get the very best views of your baby.