Nuclear Medicine Question for the Week of November 21, 2016

Question:

Question:

My doctor performed a nuclear medicine brain scan for a patient with altered mental status post cardiac arrest and anoxic brain injury. After the radiopharmaceutical was administered, dynamic anterior blood flow images were taken and then planar anterior and bilateral anterior oblique images of the head were taken. How do I code this?

Answer:

Answer:

You would assign the following code:

78601 Brain imaging, less than 4 static views; with vascular flow