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  • Posted in: ACR Open Forum

    Regarding needle size, I use a 25 ga spinal needle for patients who aren't too big or gnarly, to reduce pain, post-procedure waiting time, and risk of leak. However you have to aspirate with syringe to speed up fluid collection. Also, you don't feel much ...

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    Phil provides pretty much the definitive word. We routinely 'retro out' the spines from chest and abdomen CT's and dictate separately WHEN SPINAL CT IS INDICATED, namely in trauma cases. We do not do it for every chest CT. We bill one technical, two professional ...

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    RE: Spine and body CT

    Posted in: ACR Open Forum

    Yes you can. We often will have a trauma Chest, Abd and Pelvis exam. As a separate study targeted reformations of T and/or L spine as needed and are placed into PACS as new study for full interpretation and professional billing. See the following link. ...

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