CPT 78830 vs. 78832
When coding 78830 vs. 78832 for SPECT CT, there are times when multiple areas of the body (e.g. head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis) can be captured in a single acquisition. This can commonly occur in the pediatric setting for infants and very small children. Does it matter that only a single acquisition occurs technically when performing the NM procedure? If the radiology report states, " MIBG administered IV and 24 hours later Whole body, with 4 spot views and SPECT CT of neck, chest, addomen and pelvis performed" do you still code it as multiple areas (CPT 78832) if it only took 1 SPECT CT acquisition to view those areas and not multiple separate acquisitions?