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How is bronchiectasis diagnosed?

Your doctor will diagnose bronchiectasis based on your symptoms, followed by further tests including examining your chest with a stethoscope, chest imaging such as X-ray imaging, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and lung function tests. HRCT is the gold standard for diagnosing bronchiectasis. After diagnosing bronchiectasis, your doctor may do further tests to find out its cause.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bronchitis


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