AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 5 (May)

Radiology Spine and Pelvis, 72147 (Q&A) (May 1999)

May 1999 page 10f Coding Consultation Radiology Spine and Pelvis, 72147 (Q&A) Question CPT codes 72146 and 72147 describe magnetic resonance (eg, proton) imaging of the thoracic spinal canal and contents, with and without contrast. Under what conditions would it be appropriate to report CPT code 72147 Magnetic resonance (eg, proton) imaging, spinal canal and contents, thoracic; with contrast material(s)? AMA Comment CPT code 72147 may be reported for MR imaging of the thoracic spinal canal and contents when contrast administration is performed intravascularly. The radiology guidelines have been revised in CPT 1999 to define administration of contrast...

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