AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 5 (May)

Radiology/Radiation Oncology (May 2009)

May 2009 page 8d Radiology: Radiation Oncology, 77370, 77299 (Q&A) Question: Can code 77370 be used to report image fusion in the planning process? Answer: There is no specific CPT code for radiographic image fusion, which is the process of integrating information from multiple image formats. Code 77370, Special medical radiation physics consultation, may be reported when other image modalities (eg, MRI, PET/CT, ultrasound, or arteriograms) are fused to the CT planning set. To report code 77370, there should be a written order for the procedure. The fusion has to be complete and assessed for anatomic congruence. The...

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