Respiratory Medicine (Chest Medicine)
Chest physicians specialise in diseases of the lungs and disorders of breathing.
Conditions diagnosed and treated by chest physicians include asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, lung cancer, tuberculosis as well as pulmonary (lung) fibrosis.
Chest physicians also diagnose and treat certain occupational lung conditions such as those related to asbestos exposure and occupational asthma. Investigations carried out include lung function tests (spirometry) chest x-rays and CT scans as well as blood tests, bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy.