AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 8 (August)

Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging) (August 2008)

August 2008 page 12c Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging), 70480 (Q&A) Question: What is the appropriate code to report for unenhanced (noncontrast) computed tomography (CT) axial study of the temporal bones? Answer: Because the temporal bones encompass the middle and inner ear, the appropriate code to report is code 70480, Computed tomography, orbit, sella, or posterior fossa or outer, middle, or inner ear; without contrast material. Code 70480 is used to report unenhanced contrast of any or all of these structures. Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging), 70480 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2008; August 2008 page 12c ...

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