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Pulmonology

Pulmonology



Pulmonology and chest medicine is the medical specialty dealing with detecting and treating illnesses and conditions involving the respiratory tract. Many a time, these patients require intensive medical care and life support.

Pulmonologists address the following conditions

  • Asthma
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Severe Lung Infection
  • Bronchitis
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Lung Cancer

Pulmonologists perform a range of diagnostic tests to evaluate the nature of the underlying condition and offer treatment accordingly. Some of them are as follows

  • Blood Profile Investigation
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Chest X-ray
  • CT Scanning
  • Spirometry
  • Scintigraphy
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • Sleep Studies
  • Bronchoscopy