Lumbar Spine 72148 - w/o contrast 72149 - w/contrast 72158 - w/o & w/contrast Other MR Studies (MRI Sacrum & Coccyx charge as MRI Pelvis): 75557 - Cardiac MRI for morphology and function w/o contrast 75559 - w/stress imaging 75561 - Cardiac MRI for morphology and function w/ and w/o contrast and further seques 75563 - w/stress imagingWhat is the CPT code for MRI without contrast?
Codes 77046 and 77047 are reported for breast MRI without contrast. Codes 77048 and 77049, MRI with computer-aided detection (CAD), can help radiologists identify abnormalities on breast MRI. CAD MRI is used only with contrast-enhanced MRI and would not be performed without contrast.What is a spine MRI?
An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of the spine usually means a lumbar scan, although it can also mean scanning the upper parts of the spine (cervical and thoracic) depending upon the symptoms and what your healthcare practitioner wants to see. The lumbar spine is the area where most back problems, like lower back pain, usually originate.