CPT code 76642 describes a focused ultrasound of a limited area of one breast, including image documentation.
What Is CPT Code 76642?
CPT 76642 describes a breast ultrasound performed in real-time with image documentation.
The procedure involves placing a transducer probe on the affected part of the breast and using sound waves to create images displayed on a monitor.
The CPT book describes CPT code 76642 as: “Ultrasound, breast, unilateral, real-time with image documentation, including axilla when performed; limited.”
During a breast ultrasound, the provider will place a transducer probe on the affected area of the breast and use sound waves to create images displayed on a monitor.
A complete ultrasound will include imaging each breast quadrant and the central area behind the nipple and areola.
How To Use CPT 76642
Report CPT 76641 and CPT 76642 only once per breast per session.
You can use CPT 76882 for axillary ultrasound only.