Do all of the following qualify as CTA exams?

drea1234

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Do all of the following qualify as CTA exams? We are verifying that Coronal, sagittal and/or axial MIP reformatted images meet the criteria for CT Angiograms. Our radiologist also stated they qualify as an angiogram because of its timing and thin 1mm reconstructions.

A.TECHNIQUE:
CT angiogram of the chest and abdomen performed with and
without IV contrast. Coronal and sagittal reconstructions were
created. Coronal MIP reformatted images were reviewed.

B.TECHNIQUE:
Noncontrast CT of the chest and abdomen followed by CTA of
the chest and abdomen with portal venous and delayed phases. 100 mL
Omnipaque 300 contrast was used. Sagittal and coronal reformatted
images were submitted.

C.TECHNIQUE:
57 cc Omnipaque 350 utilized. Multiplanar reconstructions were

performed of the chest. PE protocol was utilized. Coronal and axial MIPS

reformations were constructed.
 
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Multiplanar reconstructions are considered 2D. You Rad states both multiplanar reconstruction and then later Coronal and axial MIPS reformations... So I think you are okay to bill CTA.
The terms to describe 3D are maximum intensity projection (MIP), shaded surface rendering and volume rendering.
 
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