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General Question for the Week of January 27, 2020

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

I would like to ask a question about computed tomography (CT) colonography, I understand the exam includes 3D rendering image post-processing. Does the radiologist need to mention in the dictation that the post-processing was done under concurrent supervision?

Answer:

The doctor doesn’t technically have to say that 3D post-processing was performed under concurrent supervision. It’s best practice to document it, but as long as it is done and can be proved by other documentation (such as tech notes, etc.) then the doctor doesn’t actually have to say it.