Radiology Question for the Week of May 1, 2017

Question:

We performed a Y-90 mapping case in interventional radiology (IR). At the end of the procedure, we injected the Technetium MAA dose for the follow-up scan. Is there a specific code that should be added to account for the injection?

Answer:

No, there would be no additional code for the injection. It would be considered part of the nuclear medicine test that was subsequently performed, even though the injection was done during an IR procedure.

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