The root operation “Inspection” has been added to Section X, New Technology, Cardiovascular System, resulting in a new Table X2J. In addition, the body part value A Heart and the Device/Substance/Technology value 4 Transthoracic Echocardiography Computer-aided Guidance was created as shown below. The change will identify the utilization of software to guide transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) image acquisition.
Section: X New Technology
Body System: 2 Cardiovascular System
Operation: J Inspection
|Body Part||Approach||Device/ Substance/ Technology||Qualifier|
|A Heart||X External||4 Transthoracic Echocardiography, Computer-aided Guidance||7 New Technology Group 7|
An example of this new technology is Caption GuidanceTM, an artificial intelligence guided medical imaging acquisition software system. It is used for the acquisition of cardiac ultrasound images. The system provides real-time guidance during 2D TTE to assist in obtaining anatomically correct and optimized images that represent standard 2D echocardiographic diagnostic views and orientations.
Facilities can report separately the transthoracic echocardiography using the appropriate code(s) in Section B, Imaging.