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can we code this 2D exam

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    Question can we code this 2D exam
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    TECHNIQUE: 2D reconstruction of the pelvis was performed utilizing
    data from a CT of the chest abdomen and pelvis performed on 11/21/2009.

    We have already coded the CT of chest, abdomen, and pelvis on 11/21/2009. We usually do not code the 2D reconstruction. Should it be coded seperately.

    Sudip Rai
    CPC-H ""

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    According to the ACR:

    Two dimensional (2D) postprocessing does not constitute a computed tomographic angiography (CTA) study. When CT scanning is performed using contrast enhanced dynamic-timed imaging and 2D reformatted axial images are obtained or multiplanar reconstructions (MPR) (e.g., coronal, sagittal, or even an off-axis view) are done, this should be reported with a standard CT with contrast code that identifies the anatomic area studied. None of these 2D planar reconstructions qualify as “angiographic” reconstruction.

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