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Cardiology Lab 
Treadmill test
Echocardiography
Non invasive Multi-channel Monitor
Holter monitor
Computerised 12 Channel ECG Machine
Treadmill test

Treadmill test

The cardiac stress test is done with heart stimulation, either by exercise on a treadmill or with intravenous pharmacological stimulation, with the patient connected to an electrocardiogram (or ECG).The level of mechanical stress is progressively increased by adjusting the difficulty (steepness of the slope) and speed. The test administrator or attending physician examines the symptoms and blood pressure response. With use of ECG, the test is most commonly called a cardiac stress test, but is known by other names, such as exercise testing, stress testing treadmills, exercise tolerance test, stress test or stress test ECG.

Holter monitor

Holter monitor

A portable device for continuously monitoring various electrical activity of the central nervous system for at least 24 hours (modern Holters allow up to 11 days of monitoring). Its extended recording period is sometimes useful for observing occasional cardiac arrhythmias or epileptic events which would be difficult to identify in a shorter period of time. For our patients having more transient symptoms, a cardiac event monitor which can be worn for a month or more can be used.

Neurology Lab 
Nerve Conduction Studies and EMG Machine
Sleep Laboratory with polysomnography
Ultrasound machine
Nerve Conduction Studies and EMG Machine

Nerve Conduction Studies and EMG Machine

Electromyography (EMG) is a technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. An electromyograph detects the electrical potential generated by muscle cells when these cells are electrically or neurologically activated. The signals can be analyzed to detect medical abnormalities, activation level, recruitment order or to analyze the biomechanics of human or animal movement.EMG is used to diagnose diseases that generally may be classified into one of the following categories: neuropathies, neuromuscular junction diseases and myopathies. EMG is used as a diagnostics tool for identifying neuromuscular diseases, assessing low-back pain, kinesiology, and disorders of motor control.

Electroencephalography

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp produced by the firing of neurons within the brain. In clinical contexts, EEG refers to the recording of the brain's spontaneous electrical activity over a short period of time, usually 20–40 minutes, as recorded from multiple electrodes placed on the scalp. In neurology, the main diagnostic application of EEG is epilepsy, coma, encephalopathies, and brain death. EEG used to be a first-line method for the diagnosis of tumors, stroke and other focal brain disorders, but this use has decreased with the advent of anatomical imaging techniques such as MRI and CT.

 

Sleep Laboratory with polysomnography

Polysomnography (PSG), also known as a sleep study, is a multi-parametric test used in the study of sleep and as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine. The test result is called a polysomnogram, also abbreviated PSG. Polysomnography is used to diagnose, or rule out, many types of sleep disorders including narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), REM behavior disorder, parasomnias, and sleep apnea. In our dept, it is often done for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Although it is not directly useful in diagnosing circadian rhythm sleep disorders, it may be used to rule out other sleep disorders.

Revised National Tuberculosis Control programme (RNTCP): DOTS Centre

Established in 2004 as per RNTCT guidelines, DOTS centre, has been in forefront in the management and comprehensive care of patients with tuberculosis with an average monthly load of about 60 sputum positive cases every month. Initially functional at the Civil OPD location, was shifted to the present location in 2007. The centre’s performance has been among the best in the state in case detection, patient management and case retrieval.

 

Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART) Center : National AIDS control organization(NACO)

As a part of scaling up services of provision of antiretroviral therapy  to people living with HIV AIDS,National AIDS control organization (NACO) expressed interest to start Antiretroviral therapy center at AFMC. Subsequently after due sanction from the office of the DGAFMS and due assessment of infrastructure and commitment of the college by team of NACO officials, the ART center at AFMC was sanctioned and become functional in January 2009.Till date more than PLHA and CLHA (people living with HIV/AIDS and children living with HIV/AIDS)have received comprehensive care as per national guidelines.The center is run strictly according to the operational guidelines of NACO for ART centers to the utmost satisfaction of the clientele and by strong linkage with the community through link ART centers. The optimal and efficient functioning of the center  has been appreciated  by state and central officials of NACO during their periodic inspections and audit.