Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of February 1, 2016


What would we code for an adrenal scan with whole-body imaging over two days with SPECT?


According to Clinical Examples in Radiology, summer 2012, assign codes 78804 for the whole-body scan over two days and 78803 for the SPECT imaging. You would assign code 78075 instead of 78804 if imaging had been done in a single day only.