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Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Cardiology Question for the Week of December 7, 2020

We perform cardiac PET scanning at our facility. After cardiologists read the initial exam, the CT images are stripped and sent to a radiologist to read and he generates an additional report. We do not have a charge for the CT radiologist’s component. Is there a CPT® that would allow that?

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Radiologist controls MRI or CT or PET Scan with female patient undergoing procedure

Myocardial PET – Get Ready to Reset

Background Possibly the single largest exam performed in nuclear medicine is the myocardial perfusion exam. This study provides differentiation between ischemic and infarcted cardiac tissue. Infarcted tissue (otherwise referred to as myocardial infarction, or MI) describes cardiac tissue that is dead–this tissue is not currently being supplied by blood. Ischemic

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