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CPT Code 78306 | Whole Body Bone And Joint Imaging

CPT 78306 describes the procedure of injecting a radionuclide and imaging the bones and joints of the entire body to diagnose conditions affecting these structures.

What Is CPT Code 78306?

CPT code 78306 describes the procedure of imaging the bones and joints of the entire body using a radionuclide (also known as a tracer) injection.

A physician performing this procedure injects the radionuclide into a vein and waits 4-6 hours before imaging the bones and joints.

The images produced by the 78306 procedure can be used to diagnose various conditions affecting the bones and joints, such as fractures, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Description

The CPT book describes CPT code 78306 as: “Bone and/or joint imaging; whole body.”

Procedure

The physician injects a radionuclide (also known as a tracer) into a vein. After 4–6 hours, the physician images the bones and joints of the entire body.

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