What is the CPT code for whole body radiation therapy?

What is the CPT code for whole body radiation therapy?

You might think another reasonable option would be to code the volume as 93 Whole Body. Traditionally, however, the code 93 (Whole Body) has been reserved for whole body treatment with external beam radiation such as is done prior to bone marrow transplantation.

Is head and neck irradiation a source of ionising radiation?

The link between external head and neck irradiation and increased rate of thyroid carcinomas dramatically shown by the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 (54,55), has naturally raised concerns of possible carcinogenic effects of RAI as a source of ionising radiation.

How will radiation data get into the registry?

Someday most of the radiation data may be automatically downloaded into the registry from the record and verify computer systems that control the treatment machines. But dont go making retirement arrangements just yet.

When should I record the date finished for a radiation course?

Coding Logic:  #5: Date finished should be the last day of the last phase of the entire radiation course even if there are gaps between phases, as in this case.  #8: It is a universal rule that you should NEVER add doses from different target volumes. In the Total Dose field, you will most often be simply recording the phase 1 dose.


What are the side effects of radiation treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Radioiodine treatment also reduces tear formation in some people, leading to dry eyes. If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor how long you should keep them out. Men who receive large total doses of radiation because of many treatments with RAI may have lower sperm counts or, rarely, become infertile.

What is the effect of radiation therapy on the body?

The RAI collects mainly in thyroid cells, where the radiation can destroy the thyroid gland and any other thyroid cells (including cancer cells) that take up iodine, with little effect on the rest of your body.

What happens after radiation therapy for RAI?

Your body will give off radiation for some time after you get RAI therapy. Depending on the dose of radioiodine used and where you are being treated, you might need to be in the hospital for a few days after treatment, staying in a special isolation room to prevent others from being exposed to radiation.

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