CPT® 47533, Under Introduction Procedures on the Biliary Tract

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 47533 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Introduction Procedures on the Biliary Tract.

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The provider places a catheter through the skin (percutaneous placement) into the bile ducts to allow external drainage of bile, a substance produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder that helps break down food. He performs this procedure using image guidance such as ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy, imaging technologies that display live images on a video monitor. He may also perform diagnostic cholangiography, a radiological procedure to image the inside of the bile ducts by injecting a contrast dye into the bile ducts.

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