We just started imaging, in nuclear medicine, after we inject the isotope, in the breast, for sentinel node identification. We previously assigned 38792 (injection procedure; radioactive tracer for identification of sentinel node), but now that we are imaging is the correct CPT® to use 78195?
Yes, if you image after the injection, then you report ONLY 78195 (lymphatics and lymph nodes imaging). You would not report both 38792 (injection only, NO imaging) and 78195 (injection with imaging).
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