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.