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CPT Code 77067 | Two X-Rays Of Both Breast For Routine Screening

Report CPT 77067 if a provider takes two X-rays of both breasts for routine screening with CAD software to identify potential abnormalities.

What Is CPT Code 77067?

CPT code77067 reports breast imaging using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The provider takes two X-rays of both breasts.

This procedure involves using a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the breast tissue and surrounding structures, such as the chest wall, axilla (underarm), and lymph nodes.

CPT 77067 is used to evaluate symptoms such as breast pain or changes in breast tissue or to diagnose conditions such as breast cancer or benign breast lesions. The procedure may also involve the injection of a contrast agent to enhance the visibility of specific structures on the MRI images.

Description

The CPT book describes CPT code 77067: “Screening mammography, bilateral (2-view study of each breast), including computer-aided detection (CAD) when performed.”

Procedure

The provider or a technician performs mammography by placing each patient’s breasts between two plates and pressing the plates together firmly.

The compressor has an X–ray plate that exposes the breast to radiation to obtain images. The provider takes two views of each breast from different angles.

To enhance the detection of abnormalities and improve his analysis, the provider may use computer–aided detection software to analyze the images further, which may require scanning the photos into the computer.

CAD helps identify any false findings and detects minute details in the image. The provider then reviews the images again with the CAD–detected abnormalities marked.

How To Use CPT 77067

Use CPT 77066 for the same procedure on both breasts but a single view of each breast.

Use CPT 77065 for diagnostic mammography with CAD when performed on a single breast.

Use CPT 76499 for an electrical impedance breast scan.

Resources

CPT Professional 2022

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