AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 1 (January)

Radiology (January 2002)

January 2002 page 10 Coding Consultation Radiology, 78315, 78306 (Q&A) Question If a physician performs a three phase bone imaging study, and three hours later also performs a whole body bone scan, should codes 78315 and 78306 be reported? AMA Comment A three phase study refers to a bone scan that starts immediately with a blood flow study. The blood flow study is done during and immediately after injection of a bone seeking radiopharmaceutical agent and consists of sequential short interval images of one area followed by a static image of the same region right after the bolus...

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