Furthermore, the rheumatologists offer treatment for systemic sclerosis, inflammatory muscle disease, vasculitis, fibromyagia and other diseases. When a patient visits the hospital, the medical team provides accurate diagnosis based on radiography, nuclear medicine imaging including bone scan, various immunological tests including immunoglobulins and autoimmune antibodies, and biopsy on the affected region, as well as in-depth check on medical history of the patient.
Various programs are in place for patient education and management, given that rheumatism requires long-term follow-up observation and care. For this reason, the department offers open class for patients and self-help programs for small groups of patients with Behcet's disease, lupus, vasculitis or other conditions to help them with continuous self-care in daily lives. Such programs are well received among patients and their families.
Going further, the medical team will continue to maximize patient convenience by developing the standardized treatment process for patients with rheumatism ranging from outpatient service, admission, examinations, manipulation and outpatient care after discharge.