Radiol Clin North Am. 1998 Jan;36(1):107-28. doi: 10.1016/s0033-8389(05)70009-9.


Imaging has a key role in the identification of bronchiectasis. Over the years, imaging tests have become increasingly accurate in depicting the features of early bronchiectasis. This article covers the clinical, pathologic, and functional features of bronchiectasis; high-resolution CT scan technique; the signs of bronchiectasis on chest radiography and high-resolution CT scan; and the causes of misdiagnosis of bronchiectasis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchi / pathology
  • Bronchi / physiopathology
  • Bronchiectasis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bronchiectasis / pathology
  • Bronchiectasis / physiopathology
  • Bronchography
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods