AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 12 (December)

Radiology (Q & A) (December 2010)

December 2010 page 15a Radiology Question: Please describe the procedure represented by code 74420, Urography, retrograde, with or without KUB, and the appropriate reporting when performed through a cystoscope. Answer: Retrograde urography (pyelography) is performed by injecting contrast material through either a catheter or a cystoscope to image the urethra, bladder, and ureter. For example, if the contrast injection is performed at the time of a diagnostic cystoscopy, code 52005, Cystourethroscopy, with ureteral catheterization, with or without irrigation, instillation, or ureteropyelography, exclusive of radiologic service; may be reported. The interpretation of the retrograde urography imaging may be reported by...

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