CPT® 78597, Under Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Respiratory System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 78597 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Respiratory System.

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In this diagnostic procedure, the provider performs pulmonary perfusion, a nuclear scan test that evaluates the flow of blood within the patient’s lungs. The aim is to perform quantitative analysis of differential pulmonary artery blood flow. The provider may or may not perform imaging with the test.

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