CPT® 78227, Under Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Gastrointestinal System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 78227 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Gastrointestinal System.

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Summary

The provider images the liver, bile, bile ducts, and gallbladder to follow the production and flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine to diagnose a bile duct obstruction or leakage; abnormalities in the bile ducts; gallbladder inflammation known as cholecystitis; gallstones; or other disorders that affect the hepatobiliary system. In this study the provider administers medication to help obtain a diagnosis. This exam is also known as hepatobiliary scintigraphy.

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