A new code has been created at Section X code Table XXE Measurement of Physiological Systems, to identify the use of software that characterizes Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) Regions of Interest (ROIs) using computed tomography (CT) image data as shown below. The new ICD-10-PCS code would be reported in addition to the CT and CT angiogram using the appropriate codes in Section B, Imaging.
Rapid ASPECTS is a computer-aided diagnosis software device used to assist the clinician in the assessment and characterization of brain tissue abnormalities and provide triage and appropriate care of stroke patients. The software automatically registers images and segments and analyzes ASPECTS ROIs. The imaging features are then synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single ASPECT Score used to evaluate the extent of disease for patients presenting for diagnostic imaging workup with known middle cerebral artery or internal carotid artery occlusion. The extent of disease refers to the number of ASPECTS regions affected, which is reflected in the total score.
|Body Part||Approach||Device/ Substance/ Technology||Qualifier|
|0 Central Nervous||X External||0 Intracranial Vascular Activity, Computer-aided Assessment||7 New Technology Group 7|