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How do doctors typically check your lungs?
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In brief: Examination
We listen, feel and sometimes look.
We use the stethoscope to listen to the breath sounds. Sometimes we assess the lungs by thumping on the chest and/or feel the quality of the vibrations transmitted. The other technique is to look by way of a chest x-ray.

In brief: Examination
We listen, feel and sometimes look.
We use the stethoscope to listen to the breath sounds. Sometimes we assess the lungs by thumping on the chest and/or feel the quality of the vibrations transmitted. The other technique is to look by way of a chest x-ray.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Complete pulmonary function test, split V/Q scan and high resolution CAT scan and exercise maximal oxygen consumption, echocardiogram to check PA pressures will complete a full evaluation of pulmonary anatomy and function.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Exam or imaging
Either by listening to your lungs with a stethoscope or by imaging your lungs with chext x-ray or ct (computerized tomography) scans.

In brief: Exam or imaging
Either by listening to your lungs with a stethoscope or by imaging your lungs with chext x-ray or ct (computerized tomography) scans.
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