AMA CPT® Assistant - 2019 Issue 8 (August)

Reporting MRE and Ultrasound Elastography Procedures (August 2019)

August 2019 pages 3-4 Reporting MRE and Ultrasound Elastography Procedures The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) 2019 code set includes a new code (76391) that describes magnetic resonance (eg, vibration) elastography (MRE), and three new codes that describe ultrasound elastography (USE) for parenchyma (eg, organ) (76981), first target lesion (76982), and for each additional target lesion (76983). Because diseased tissue often has different viscoelastic properties than normal tissue, elastography assists with clinical evaluation of potential disease (eg, fibrosis, malignancy). This article provides guidance for the appropriate reporting of these procedures. Other Procedures  76391Magnetic resonance (eg, vibration) elastography Magnetic Resonance...

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