CPT® 37253, Under Intravascular Ultrasound Procedures on Arteries and Veins

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 37253 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Intravascular Ultrasound Procedures on Arteries and Veins.

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In this add–on procedure, the provider inserts a specially designed catheter with an ultrasound transducer, a device that sends high–frequency sound waves through the tissues and detects their returning echoes to provide information about the underlying structures, into the vessel (intravascular) and examines its interior during a diagnostic or interventional therapeutic procedure, such as stent placement to treat an obstruction or blockage. This code is for intravascular ultrasound for each additional vessel that is not a heart vessel (noncoronary) after the first and includes radiological supervision and interpretation.

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