Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of December 28, 2015

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Can CPT code 78320 (bone scan SPECT) be charged per area or just once regardless of what was imaged?  For example, if we do SPECT imaging of the thoracic and lumbar spine, do we charge 78320 once or twice?

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You can code 78320 only once if the procedure is done at the same session. See CPT Assistant January 2008, Radiology, 78320 (Q&A).  

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