To make a diagnosis of asbestosis, your doctor will:
- Take a detailed medical and work history. It is important to answer all questions they might ask.
- Do a physical exam.
- Do a breathing test called spirometry. Spirometry is a quick, simple test where you blow fast and hard through a tube attached to a machine. The machine will show how much air you can push out and how fast.
- Do a chest X-ray.
- Do a CT (computerized tomography) scan.