Diagnosing Bronchiectasis

In order to evaluate a patient for bronchiectasis, a health care provider will perform a thorough physical examination and medical history. Tests for bronchiectasis often include the following:

  • Chest CT scan of the lungs
  • Pulmonary function tests, which are breathing tests that determine the presence and severity of abnormal airflow from the lungs
  • Specific diagnostic or screening tests for the possible underlying conditions that could cause bronchiectasis

Following diagnosis, an individualized treatment plan will be designed, personalized to the needs of each patient.