Radiology Question for the Week of October 9, 2017

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Question:

How would you code the following bone scan study?
“Findings: a focus of increased uptake in the medial left clavicle corresponding with fracture seen on CT. Anterior rib uptake bilaterally is probably due to accidental trauma and similar-appearing Steele bone scan. Right posterior 11th rib lesion is without obvious change. Hip prostheses noted. No definite new bone metastases. Conclusion: the lesion is in the left medial clavicle corresponds to benign appearing fracture on CT. Stable right posterior 11th rib lesion.”

Radiology Question for the Week of September 18, 2017

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Question:

Is there a CPT® code to use when performing a chest and abdominal single-view on an infant located in the neonatal ICU? We now use 71010 (radiologic examination, chest; single view, front) and just include a reading of the abdomen within the chest report. Is this correct, or would it be appropriate to do the same view as described and send the same view to two separate orders (chest 71010 and abdomen 74000)?