AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 6 (June)

Radiology (June 2001)

June 2001 page 10d Coding Consultation Radiology, 71270 (Q&A) Question A computerized tomography (CT) of the chest is performed without contrast followed by a CT of the chest with contrast. In addition, a high resolution lung CT is performed. How should this be reported? AMA Comment From a CPT Coding perspective, coding for computerized tomography studies is based on the anatomy studied. In the above described scenario, a CT of the chest was performed without contrast followed by a CT with contrast. Therefore, the appropriate code to use would be 71270, Computerized axial tomography, thorax, without contrast material...

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