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Radiology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Know Guidelines on Post-Malignancy Mammogram Screenings

Question: We have a patient with a history of breast malignancy scheduled to receive a screening mammogram. Should the order be sent back to have the radiologist perform a diagnostic mammogram instead? Colorado Subscriber Answer: Patients with a history of malignancy are not required to receive diagnostic mammograms following complete eradication of the malignancy. The American College of Radiology (ACR) [...]