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    Default Thoracic x-ray views

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    CLINICAL INDICATION: Sports related to the lower thoracic pain


    FINDINGS:AP and lateral views are obtained.Total 3 views obtained.The paraspinal soft tissue planes are within limits of normal.No loss of thoracic vertebral body height.No malalignment.There is mild rightward curvature of the thoracolumbar spine which maybe positional.

    IMPRESSION:No acute compression deformity or malalignment.

    Question if this x-ray should be billed as 72070 or 72072?

    Is this true? A three view study of the thoracic spine involves AP, and two laterals; a lateral of the lower thoracic and a swimmers view to visualize the upper thoracic laterally

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    Any advice would be greatly appreciated:-)


    Kimberley Tober, CPC
    Franklin, TN

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