Radiology Compliance Question of the Week

Radiology Question for the Week of July 30, 2018

Posted Posted in Radiology

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