Help. I need to create a policy for diagnostic ultrasound imaging that states no spectators will be allowed back during the exam with the exception of pediatrics and I am going to do a separate policy for OB. Does anyone have a policy like this in their facility? I would love any comments, ideas, or examples. Thank you in advance. See More
I was wondering if anyone had parameters or a table of velocities they go by for pediatric renal artery exams. I am researching the results of a 6 yr old male that we did and would appreciate any insight. Thank you.See More
"How do you all score the AFI part of the Biophysical when there is Polyhydramnios? I was trained Poly is abnormal so it should be scored as 0 but we are reassessing this, any insight would be appreciated. Thanks."
"Check NTQR.org. You should be able to take the course online & will also need to submit images to become certified. At least one of your doctors will need to be registered to read them, & you will need a practice ID number assigned to your…"
Do sonographers have to get certification for measuring nuchal translucency to be able to perform and charge for this? Had it in my head that we did but cannot find an answer and our family practice physicians want us to start doing this.See More
"It sounds like you need to start with the pathologists rather than ultrasound. By gross description you had a small sclerotic placenta and on path they saw infarct and this "plaque" which i suspect is fibrotic replacement of villi or…"
I was trying to get some information about subchorionic plaque of the placenta. We had a patient that when delivered her placenta fit in the drs. hand and was very abnormal in appearance. According to pathology there was 20% infarction and a cresent shape of what they said was a subchorionic plaque. I found an italian article from 1992 on Massive Subchorionic Fibrin Deposit; Echographic Diagnosis but can not get the full article anywhere. When I reviewed the ultrasounds that were done, the…See More
"There is no insult intended here however, to just say "yup, I'm registered" is disingenuous. The ARDMS has been the standard for a long time and has the advantage of being more widely recognized. There are no statements here that…"
"The ARDMS has been the "Gold Standard" in certification of ultrasound professionals for years. It has been my observation that it is with this credential that somewhat better consideration is given by way of compensation and respect in…"
How detrimental is it to see fetal breathing in a 30+ week pregnacy during a biophysical profile? One Dr. told me in one of his old books it can mean an 18% morbidity if breathing is not seen I think. See More
I am wondering how others code/charge for renal artery studies. The CPT code book it is a little unclear. We are just using code 93976 and doing a long. and trans. image of the kidneys with measurements, the renal arteries, and aorta ( just 2D long. images and doppler). Should we be coding/charging for a limited retro. also?? There are differing opinions. Also if the patient has not had a full renal study are you requiring that be done with the renal artery? I appreciate the input, thanks.See More
"Thank you to all who gave me their opinions about a machine for our OB/GYN office. Our materials dept. has ask me to look at Mindray. Does anyone have anything to say about them? I have not heard of them so am abit leary. …"