Question Hip/Pelvis x-ray queston.

Tcarter74

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Because the codes for hip x-rays state “with pelvis when performed”, does this mean that the pelvis would count as a separate view when it is performed?

So if AP and Lateral views of right hip, AP and Lateral views of left hip WITHOUT pelvis = 4 views (73522), does AP and Lateral views of right hip, AP and Lateral views of left hip WITH pelvis = 5 views (73523)?


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msreddoch

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Hi. I am going to answer this from an x-ray tech's perspective (which I am). Yes, you are correct; an AP Pelvis would be the 5th view.

Here is why:

Some orthopedic surgeons will want a comparison of both hip joints on one view to help for prosthetic device planning before hip replacement surgery. That AP Pelvis view is sometimes required, just depending on the surgeon & medical device company.

I hope that helps.
 
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