CPT® 78018, Under Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Endocrine System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 78018 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Endocrine System.

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Summary

A thyroid scan is a nuclear medicine examination in which a radionuclide is used to see how the thyroid gland is working or to check for thyroid nodules. Sometimes the physician performs a whole body thyroid scan on people who have had thyroid cancer to see if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

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