Radiology Question for the Week of March 27, 2017


For abscess localization studies, can we report code 78807—radiopharmaceutical localization of inflammatory process; tomographic (SPECT)—with 78805 (limited area) and 78806 (whole body)?


Both SPECT and planar imaging may be coded when the planar imaging is whole body, so 78807 may be assigned with 78806 but not with 78805.

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