CPT® 78258, Under Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Gastrointestinal System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 78258 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 esophagus to test muscle movement or contractions and esophagus peristalsis. The patient swallows a radiopharmaceutical or tracer in water, and the provider takes a rapid sequence of images. The study is also known as esophageal transit scintigraphy.

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