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Medical Coding

It is acceptable for the radiologist to communicate his/her opinion via telephone instead of a written report.

False

A ____________ procedure is one that is performed independently of, and is not immediately related to, another service.

separate

What are the radioisotopes that attach themselves to red blood cells called?

Tracer

What is the name of the high-frequency sound waves in an imaging process that is used to diagnose patient illness?

Ultrasound

The divisions of the Radiation Oncology section of the CPT manual are divided into subsections based on what?

Basis of treatment

What is the standard measure of energy in radiation treatment?

MeV

There are four subsections in the radiology section.

False

The phrase "with contrast" represents contrast material administered intravascularly, intra-articularly, or intrathecally.

True

In clinical brachytherapy, the supervision of radio elements and dose interpretation are performed by the ____________________.

radiology physician

The modifier reported when a physician component is reported separately is:

-26

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