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Can polychindritis of the trachea (inflammation) be easily

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Can polychindritis of the trachea (inflammation) be easily spotted by CT scan?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
other causes of tracheobronchomalacia?

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CT scan gives good definition of bony structures and trachea is little too soft for that. MRI is better and even esophageal ultrasound can help. Or better to do bronchoscopy.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your reply. So polychindritis best detectable by MRI or broncoscopy the best option?

Yes. And CT scan gives unacceptable radiation.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks. Could MRI of the throat be enough or would it need to show all the way down to the bronchi? Also, is it better to detect a condition in its early stages or wait until it has progressed so that it definitely shows on the scan?