Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of February 20, 2017

Question:

Question:

Can we report SPECT code 78807 with 78805 and 78806 (for abscess localization studies)?

77807 Radiopharmaceutical localization of inflammatory process; tomographic (SPECT)
78805 Radiopharmaceutical localization of inflammatory process; limited area
78806 Radiopharmaceutical localization of inflammatory process; whole body

Answer:

Answer:

Both SPECT and planar imaging may be coded when the planar imaging is whole body, so 78807 may be assigned with 78806 but not with 78805.