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.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 11 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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