CT with retrospective ECG gating

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Is the ECG gating separately billable when performed with a CT of the chest or heart?



PROCEDURE:
CTA CHEST ABDOMEN PELVIS WWO CONTRAST, 8/22/2016 10:42
AM

CLINICAL INDICATION:
84-year-old male with history of aortic
valve disorders and valve stenosis undergoing evaluation for
TAVR.

COMPARISON:
None

TECHNIQUE:
Helical CT angiography of the thoracic, abdominal, and
pelvic aorta was performed following IV-contrast administration
by scanning from the thoracic inlet to below the lesser
trochanters. Retrospective ECG-gating was used. Coronal and
saggital reformats were obtained and analyzed.

Post-processing of raw data into curved planar reformats (CPR),
maximum intensity projection (MIP), and 3D-volume renderings was
performed and analyzed on an independent 3D-workstation.

Total Exam Dose Length Product: 1410 mGy-cm
Total Exam CT Dose Index volume: 45.72 mGy

IV Contrast: 150 cc Omnipaque 350 nonionic iodinated contrast.
Complications: None reported.
 
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