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Thread: 3-D Image Post-Processing Confusion

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    Question 3-D Image Post-Processing Confusion

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    Hello, I am a Radiology Coder for a Radiology Practice, I would like to know if MIP, SSD and VR are the same as 3-D rendering. I usually see these in MRI's and MRA's as well as CTA's. HELP!!!!! please clarify. Also for example, pt has a MRA but the report says MIP post processing but does not mention 3-D do i down code or consider the MIP as the 3-D and code it a MRA again im confused. Thanks
    Last edited by pacosta1; 05-18-2011 at 01:03 PM. Reason: add more information

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    MIP, SSD and VR are the same as 3-D rendering.

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    So then would it be ok to code a report the same way as a 3-D if it says only MIP, VR or SSD. Can the report say one or the other or does it have to say both MIP as well as 3-D post-processing. And if so is there any documentation or articles that mention this. Thanks : )
    Last edited by pacosta1; 05-19-2011 at 04:59 PM. Reason: add more info

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    Ok, so now that is clarified for me is there any reading material or webites that i can refer to that agrees that 3-D can be reported if it states MIP only in the report. I would need this for clarification for our DR's. Thanks

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