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Radiology

For the Week of May 25, 2015

Question:

What is the appropriate code for a nuclear medicine MIBG scan? From my understanding we are going to do a two-day study with two whole body scans and, if the radiologist orders it, a possible SPECT.

Answer:

For a two-day MIBG scan, assign code 78804. If SPECT is also performed, also report code 78803.

78803

Radiopharmaceutical localization of tumor or distribution of radiopharmaceutical agent(s); tomographic (SPECT)

78804

Whole body, requiring 2 or more days imaging

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