Sarcoidosis and interstitual lung disease
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The dedicated Sarcoidosis and ILD weekly clinic offers a state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment programme. The core service comprises specialist Chest physicians trained in ILD collaborating with thoracic radiologists, pathologists, rheumatologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and pulmonary hypertension physicians in an interdisciplinary manner.
Diagnostic modalities provided include high-resolution CT scanning using the latest multi detector row scanners, bronchoscopic examination with bronchoalveolar lavage and biopsy, full lung function and exercise testing, echocardiography, right heart catheterisation and thoracic surgical biopsy.
Emphasis is placed on comprehensive characterisation of the disease process and providing the most up-to-date guidance on treatment options to the patient and their carers.
A joint rheumatology-ILD clinic run by consultants with subspecialty training in this area is held every three months.