Radiology Question for the Week of September 17, 2018

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Question:

We perform treatment-simulation planning in our magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for brain and prostate radiation procedures. The radiologist does not interpret these exams; they are performed just to send the images to other systems for their use. Is there an appropriate charge code for this type of imaging? In the past we have used 76498 but our charge-master coordinator does not think that is appropriate. Any guidance you can give is appreciated.

Radiology Question for the Week of July 30, 2018

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Question:

We are starting to do PET/CT for cardiac sarcoid and have some questions on what CPT® code(s) we should be using for this study. We are also thinking of doing a scan to include the whole torso to look for sarcoid evidence elsewhere in the patient. If we do that can we use the following code?

78815 Positron emission tomography (PET) with concurrently acquired computed tomography (CT) for attenuation correction and anatomical localization imaging; skull base to mid-thigh