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Neurology & Pain Management Coding Alert

Reader Question:
MRI, Magnetic Resonance Angiography Have Different Diagnoses

Question: What is the difference between a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test and a magnetic resonance angiography of the spinal canal and contents? Would I use the same codes to report both services? Massachusetts Subscriber Answer: You should not code MRIs and magnetic resonance angiographies of the spinal canal and its contents with the same codes. They are different procedures, and you [...]