Radiology Question for the Week of November 9, 2015

Question:

Can we bill for a whole body scan performed seven days after I-131 therapy for thyroid cancer?  

Answer:

Yes, the whole body scan is separately billable with 78018 (thyroid carcinoma metastases imaging; whole body).

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