AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 10 (October)

Radiology: Radiology Oncology (October 2010)

October 2010 page 10dd Radiology: Radiology Oncology Question: When a radiation oncologist is creating a treatment plan (code 77432 or 77435) for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to treat multiple lesions, what are the guidelines for determining whether one or two treatment plans will be used or required? Answer: A second treatment plan generally would be created, if changes in patient anatomy or tumor volume occur during treatment requiring a repeat planning CT scan. In cases in which two separate sites of disease are being treated (eg, lung and liver), two separate plans would also be...

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