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Hermosa Medical & Diagnostic Center

Welcome to Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center, a full-service Urgent Care Clinic, pharmacy and out-patient surgery center conveniently located on the North side of Chicago in the historic Hermosa neighborhood. Hermosa is your community’s complete medical center, serving all of your health care needs by offering primary care and specialists in all major areas.
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Diagnostics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)& X-Ray Center
MRI, short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, uses the technology of magnetic fields to generate high-resolution images of ALL areas of the human body, regardless of how small or how deep within the body. This safe, non-invasive method of examination allows doctors to accurately diagnose many medical problems without the need for exploratory surgery.

Hermosa also offers X-Ray services. X-rays are useful in detecting probems in the skeletal system such as fractures and sprains, and are also used in decting diseases in other tissues.

X-Rays are helpful in the detection of pneumonia and other lung infections. For more information on X-Rays, cosult Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Hermosa Medical and Diagnostic Center is a partner with Logan Square MRI, one of the Chicago area’s leading MRI networks.

Cardiac Stress Test
Cardiac Stress Test(or Cardiac diagnostic test) is a test used in medicine and cardiology to measure the heart’s ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment.

The stress response is induced by exercise or drug stimulation. Cardiac stress tests compare the coronary circulation while the patient is at rest with the same patient’s circulation observed during maximum physical exertion, showing any abnormal blood flow to the heart’s muscle tissue (the myocardium). The results can be interpreted as a reflection on the general physical condition of the test patient.

Electromyograph (EMG)

It is a technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. EMG is performed using an instrument called an electromyograph, to produce a record called an electromyogram. 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.

Electrocardiography

(ECG or EKG from Greek: kardia, meaning heart) is a transthoracic (across the thorax or chest) interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time, as detected by electrodes attached to the surface of the skin and recorded by a device external to the body. The recording produced by this noninvasive procedure is termed an electrocardiogram (also ECG or EKG). An ECG is used to measure the rate and regularity of heartbeats, as well as the size and position of the chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart, and the effects of drugs or devices used to regulate the heart, such as a pacemaker. Most ECGs are performed for diagnostic or research purposes on human hearts, but may also be performed on animals, usually for diagnosis of heart abnormalities or research.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an oscillating sound pressure wave with a frequency greater than the upper limit of the human hearing range. Ultrasound is thus not separated from ‘normal’ (audible) sound based on differences in physical properties, only the fact that humans cannot hear it. Although this limit varies from person to person, it is approximately 20 kilohertz (20,000 hertz) in healthy, young adults. Ultrasound devices operate with frequencies from 20 kHz up to several gigahertz.

Ultrasound is used in many different fields. Ultrasonic devices are used to detect objects and measure distances. Ultrasonic imaging (sonography) is used in both veterinary medicine and human medicine. In the nondestructive testing of products and structures, ultrasound is used to detect invisible flaws. Industrially, ultrasound is used for cleaning and for mixing, and to accelerate chemical processes. Organisms such as bats and porpoises use ultrasound for locating prey and obstacles.

Ultrasonics is the application of ultrasound. Ultrasound can be used for medical imaging, detection, measurement and cleaning. At higher power levels, ultrasonics is useful for changing the chemical properties of substances.

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram, often referred to cardiac echo or simply an echo is a sonogram of the heart. (It is not abbreviated as ECG, which in medicine usually refers to an electrocardiogram.) Echocardiography uses standard two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart.

Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with any suspected or known heart diseases. It is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests in cardiology. It can provide a wealth of helpful information, including the size and shape of the heart (internal chamber size quantification), pumping capacity, and the location and extent of any tissue damage. An Echocardiogram can also give physicians other estimates of heart function such as a calculation of the cardiac output, ejection fraction, and diastolic function (how well the heart relaxes).

Echocardiography can help detect cardiomyopathies, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and many others. The use of Stress Echocardiography may also help determine whether any chest pain or associated symptoms are related to heart disease. The biggest advantage to echocardiography is that it is noninvasive (doesn’t involve breaking the skin or entering body cavities) and has no known risks or side effects.

Not only can an echocardiogram create ultrasound images of heart structures, but it can also produce accurate assessment of the blood flowing through the heart, using pulsed or continuous wave Doppler ultrasound. This allows assessment of both normal and abnormal blood flow through the heart. Color Doppler as well as spectral Doppler is used to visualize any abnormal communications between the left and right side of the heart, any leaking of blood through the valves (valvular regurgitation), and to estimate how well the valves open (or do not open in the case of valvular stenosis).

Best Services for you!

Diagnostic Center

At Harmosa Medical & Diagnostic Center, all lab tests like MRI, X – Ray, Cardiac Test, EMG, ECG, EKG, Ultrasound, Echocardiogram etc. onsite .

Urgent Care Clinic

We Provide urgent care to critical patient and provide instant support. We have an Emergency Department, that handles Critical cases an provide instant support to patients.

Pharmacy

Hermosa also provides a full-service pharmacy on-site, offering very competitive / Affordable prices and “one-stop-shopping” convenience.

Out Patient Surgery Center

In Hermosa Medical & Diagnostic Center, Surgery of outpatient can be done onsite. We have developed Outpatient Surgery Center for this reason.

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