Coding for whole-body planar imaging performed along with ventilation/perfusion scanning
We had a patient that required whole-body imaging along with their ventilation/perfusion scan. Is there an additional code we can report for the whole-body imaging or is that considered to be part of the ventilation/perfusion scan?
If a whole-body planar imaging was performed, report CPT® code 78802. The code and full description are as follows:
78802 Radiopharmaceutical localization of tumor, inflammatory process or distribution of radiopharmaceutical agent(s) (includes vascular flow and blood pool imaging, when performed); planar, whole body, single day imaging