We treat all of neurological and motor system diseases.

OKAYAMA KYOKUTO HOSPITAL

Message From the Executive Director; Junji Yoshioka


Hello, everyone. I'm the Executive Director of Okayama Kyokuto Hospital.
We are providing excellent medical service, eing supported by our community.
The Okayama Kyokuto Hospital's visions are

1) Providing excellent health care with trusts of patients.
2) Being " the hospital with a heart".
3) Having a NETWORK for a health community.
4) Every Kyokuto's staff enjoy and have a self-esteem with working here in Okayama Kyokuto Hospital.

We think it's important to treat everyone with respect and dignity, and interact each other for our improvement. Okayama Kyokuto Hospital, specialized as the hospital of neurosurgery, has a wide range of medical departments, including neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedic surgery, radiology, rehabilitation, medicine and anesthesiology , as well as cardiocirculatory as full time service. We also have a organization consists of visiting nurses called "TANPOPO" and operate an affiliate hospital, OKAYAMA REHABILITATION HOSPITAL, which provides rehabilitation and primary care.
The OKAYAMA KYOKUTO HOSPITAL has been striving for being the "ONLY ONE" hospital.

Directions to OKAYAMA KYOKUTO HOSPITAL

By Bus : via TENMAYA toward SINOKAYAMAKOU(new Okayama Bay),Fureai center from the JR Okayama Station.
By Taxi: 5 km from JR Okayama Station.
PARKING: accommodate 178 cars

VISION

1) We provide excellent health care with trusts of our patients.

Patients could leave to us as pleasant as possible that's because they trust us. We put great effort into fostering education for physicians and healthcare practitioners, improving the system of hospital management, our medical devices and facilities. We think following two basic elements are important to manage a hospital, clean finance and training of personnel.

2) OKAYAMA KYOKUTO HOSPITAL is "the hospital with a heart".

Hospital management is in service industries, but it is doubtful that it works in the way it should be. It is essential for medical service to provide the possible care with informed-consent in "the hospital with a heart". We focus on discussing the topic "the rights of patients".

3) We have a NETWORK for a healthy community.

Okayama Kyokuto Hospital and other medical institutions support each other to provide patients with the best health care from the patient's point of view. We have a Medical Coop Information Center to share a lot of useful information. Our task is to become "Only One" hospital with providing specialty care.

4) Every Staff enjoy and have a self-esteem with working here in Okayama Kyokuto Hospital.

We believe that a good hospital for the staffs is a good hospital for the patients. Every staff can express him/herself and have self-esteem through working at a "good hospital". Why do people work? We think people work for themselves, for their families and from their consciences for the first stage, and this way of thinking expands to our mission awareness ; working for our patients and community. Work-place is the stage for every staff. "Perform your play with your best efforts," and I am the role of " stage-manager".

Medical equipment

PET・RI Center

It’s possible to discover a cancer which is difficult to find, and has wider field to diagnosis

PET・RI center started in April 2004.
Our hospital has two PET-CTs (it's a combined device of PET and CT), and one SPECT-CT.
PET-CT is mainly used to find cancer, SPECT-CT is to examine cerebral blood flow, cardiac disease, autonomic disturbance, and bone disease etc.
FDG-PET examination uses FDG that is glucose combined with a slight amount of radioactive substance. Cancer uses glucose as energy and FDG-PET examination uses its nature, and it enable to know where the cancer is.
FDG-PET examination is not effective when a cancer is very small, or when the density of cancer cell is low.
It also has some weak areas of the body to examine. (ex, brain, urinary tract、stomach, etc.) As advantages of FDG-PET examination, damage to the body is small, it can examine wide range of the body and it is possible to examine a cancer that is difficult to find by CT.
PET-CT makes it possible to diagnose more accurately by using both CT image and FDG-PET image. Many clinical cases evidence its utility.

MEDICAL INTERVIEW

Before PET-CT examination, you have to answer some questions about your medical history, medical examinations you have taken before, and your present condition. We explain about the examination and clear up your question.

PET-CT EXAMINATION

Before the examination, patient undergoes a four-hour fasting and one-hour rest. It takes about 30 minutes for the examination. Doctor diagnoses by combining CT image with FDG-PET image.

RI EXAMINATION

It’s an imaging examination using an isotope. Patient with examined by SPECT-CT after a few hours or a few days of injecting RI. Advantages of RI examination is; few damage to the body being able to examine all parts of the body being able to know about metabolic information We use the latest RI that examines metabolic information and anatomic information.

MR Medical equipment / inspection technology

MR stands for magnetic resonance. 70% of the human body consists of water. When hydrogen atoms get radio wave in a powerful magnetic field, it emits various kinds of energy (signal). The Computer picks up those signals and calculates, them and finally reconstructs an image of the body. Our hospital has two 3.0T MR and two 1.5T MR.

3.0T Magnetic strength of 3.0T MR is the double of 1.5T MR.

1.5T

CT Medical equipment / inspection technology

Light speed VCT

CT stands for computed tomography.

Multislice CT is different from other CTs. Normally CT has one detector ring, but Multislice CT has more than one detector ring and is able to scan wider range of the body with one rotation. Furthermore, it takes shorter time for scanning than before. For example, it now takes about four seconds to scan a head, three seconds to a chest, five seconds to a heart.

Cyberknife

Okayama Kyokuto Hospital install the pioneering evice "The Cyberknife". - the third one in Japan

The cyberknife is Stereotactic Radiosurgery robot that allows for precise application of highly focused beams of radiation for destroying solid cancers. Conventional stereotactic radiosurgery is done with a variety of sources of high energy radiation; linear accelerators, cobalt isotopes, and heavy particle accelerators. Each of these approaches suffers from one or more disadvantages. In 1992, a unique device, the Cyberknife is invented by Dr. John. Adlar at Stanford University.

From 1994, the Cyberknife has been installed and being used to treat patients. Unlike other stereotactic radiosurgery products, the Cyberknife (frameless stereotactic radiosurgery) confirms precisely the location of the lesion in relation to the radiation beam throughout the procedure. There is another radiosurgery system, called Gamma Knife, for treating brain tumors. With Gamma Knife, metal helmet should be positioned to secure patient's head so it can't avoid hurting his/her skull. The Cyberknife does not need flame placement though. It is a safe, non-invasive, technologically advanced device and many conditions can be treated with little or no pain.
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