CPT® 78645, Under Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Nervous System

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 78645 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures on the Nervous System.

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Summary

In this procedure, the provider checks the patency and function of a CSF shunt system by imaging the cerebrospinal fluid flow. A shunt provides an alternative fluid pathway through which CSF bypasses an obstruction in the fluid compartments of the brain, thereby preventing excess fluid buildup.

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