AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 1 (January)

Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging) (January 2007)

January 2007 page 29 Coding Communication:Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging) Question For radiology reporting, how does one ascertain the number of views performed such as in code 72010, Radiologic examination, spine, entire, survey study, anteroposterior and lateral? AMA Comment CPT code 72010, Radiologic examination, spine, entire, survey study, anteroposterior and lateral, is intended to be used to report a survey study of the entire spine. A survey study is commonly performed to obtain scoliosis measurements or evaluate for spine metastasis. This radiologic examination involves obtaining anteroposterior (AP) and lateral views of the entire spine. The number of films required...

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