Chapter 28 Radiology-Coding 4

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What is the branch of medicine that uses radiant energy to diagnose and treat patients

Radiology

The CPT manual divides the Radiology section into subsections of Radiologic Guidance, Breast Mammography, Bone/joint studies, Diagnostice Radiology

Diagnostic Ultrasound, Radiation Oncology

What type of procedure is performed independently of, and is not immediately related to, other service

Separate

One Gray equals how many rads

100

The modifier used to indicate the professional component is

26

The two words that mean supervising the taking of the xrays and reading/reporting the results of the film are

Surpervison and interpretation

The name of the use of high frequency sound waves in an imaging process that is used to diagnose patient illness is

Diagnostic Ultrasound

The radiation oncology section of the CPT manual is divided into subsections based on the ________ of service provided to the patient

type

The scientific study of energy is

physics

The scientific calculation of the radiation emitted from various radioactive sources is

dosimetry

Radiation tx delivery codes are based on the tx area involved and further divided based on levels of what

Energy

MeV stands

Megaelectron Volts

Radiation tx management is reported in units of _________ fractions

5

Nuclear Medicine uses these to image organs for dx and tx

Tracer

MeV

Is the standard measure of energy used in radiation Tx

Tracer

radiostopes that attach themselves to red blood cells

Ultrasound

High frequency sound waves in an imaging process used to dx pts

Radiation Oncology includes

normal follow up care during tx, 3 months global period following completion

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