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Top 20 Reported Imaging Procedures by Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)

North Carolina’s 20 most common outpatient imaging procedures for ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals by CPT code are listed in the table below.

CPT Code Description
70450 Computed tomography, head or brain; without contrast material
70486 Computed tomography, facial bone; without contrast material
70551 Magnetic resonance (e.g., proton) imaging, brain (including brain stem); without contrast material
70553 Magnetic resonance (e.g., proton) imaging, brain (including brain stem); without contrast material followed by contrast material(s) and further sequences
71020 Radiologic examination, chest; two views, frontal and lateral
71250 Computed tomography, thorax; without contrast material(s)
71260 Computed tomography, thorax; with contrast material(s)
71275 Computed tomographic angiography, chest (noncoronary), with contrast material(s), including noncontrast images, if performed, and image postprocessing
72100 Radiologic examination, spine, lumbosacral; two or three views
72110 Radiologic examination, spine, lumbosacral; minimum of four views
72125 Computed tomography, cervical spine; without contrast material
72141 Magnetic resonance (e.g., proton) imaging,  spine cervical without contrast material
72148 Magnetic resonance (e.g., proton) imaging,  spine lumbar without contrast material
73221 Magnetic resonance (e.g., proton) imaging,  upper joint (e.g. shoulder, elbow, wrist) extremity without contrast material
73630 Radiologic examination, foot; complete, minimum of three views
73721 Magnetic resonance (e.g., proton) imaging,  lower joint (e.g. knee, ankle, mid-hind foot, hip) extremity without contrast material
74000 Radiologic examination, abdomen; single anteroposterior view
74176 Computed tomography, abdomen and pelvis; without contrast material
74177 Computed tomography, abdomen and pelvis; with contrast material(s)
74178 Computed tomography, abdomen and pelvis; with contrast material(s) followed by contrast material