Radiology Coding Alert

Reader Questions: Look to MRA Codes for MRV


- Published on Sun, Jun 18, 2006

Question: Is there a special CPT Code for reporting MRV procedures?

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Answer: Magnetic resonance venography (MRV) is magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of a vein. You should use MRA codes for MRV procedures.
 
Example: Your patient has had seizures and requires MRV to evaluate compression by tumor of the cerebral venous sinus.
 
Depending on the use of contrast, you report:
 
• 70544 -- Magnetic resonance angiography, head; without contrast material(s)
 
• 70545 -- ... with contrast material(s)
 
• 70546 -- ... without contrast material(s), followed  by contrast material(s) and further sequences.



Radiology Coding Alert
Issue - Jun, 2006
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