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    Is a swimmers view considered 1 or 2 views? 72040 or 72050

    FINDINGS: Frontal and lateral views of the cervical spine are obtained we well as the swimmer's view of the cervicothoracic junction.


    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

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    Duluth, Minnesota
    swimmers view is simply the position they're in when the xray is taken...
    swimmer's view (humerus in 170-180° forward flexion).
    it's a lateral view with the arms in the above position.

    so, I guess it could be the 72020 even ....right? more specified the swimmers position
    Last edited by dmaec; 06-05-2009 at 12:33 PM.
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

  3. Default 1 i 2 views
    Remember you are looking for the number of views not the number of images. Frontal, lateral and swimmers would be 3 views; patient in 3 different positions.

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