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Introduction of department
Introduction of department
  • The Department of Pulmonology is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, pulmonary nodules, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, interstitial lung disease (pulmonary fibrosis), respiratory failure and other respiratory diseases. In case of coughing, hemoptysis, chest pain, dyspnea, or findings of abnormalities in chest images in examination, you need to consult with the Department of Pulmonology.
  • Patients who visit the hospital due to findings of pulmonary nodules are evaluated for the likelihood of lung cancer based on the size, shape, and rate of increase in the size of the lesion to determine follow-up or biopsy. For patients with suspected lung cancer, first, the Department of Pulmonology confirms lung cancer using various state-of-the-art equipment such as bronchoscopy, needle biopsy, and bronchoscopy ultrasound, then the stage is determined through tests such as PET-CT, bone scan, and brain MRI. After all evaluations have been completed, optimal treatment for the patient will be determined. Other tests for the treatment of respiratory diseases include respiratory sampling for microbiological tests with or without using bronchoscopy, lung function test, bronchodilator response test, and airway provocation test.
  • Through a system for fast and accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment policy, lung cancer specialists from pulmonology department, thoracic surgery department, radiology department, pathology department, radiation oncology department, nuclear medicine department and other departments, and dedicated nurses hold multidisciplinary meetings to cooperate closely. The pulmonology department can conduct immediate consultations with the thoracic surgery department within the Lung Cancer Center to provide coordinated treatments, and with the radiology and radiation oncology using a system that allows immediate exchange of opinions via wired or wireless systems.
  • Medical staffs have wide experience in various large-scale national projects and are conducting various research projects to meet the demands arising from the treatment field. For the past 10 years, they have been focusing on lung cancer genetic research and producing excellent results and have published many research results in renowned international journals.