Radiology and Radiation Oncology

Medicare generally covers: x-rays, including portable x-rays, fluoroscopy and mammography; CT, including portable CT, CT angiography (CTA) and CT-guided procedures; MRI, including MR angiography (MRA) and MRI-guided procedures; ultrasound (US), including diagnostic grey-scale and vascular Doppler imaging, and US-guided procedures; nuclear medicine diagnostic imaging and procedures, including radionuclides and PET for certain conditions; radiation oncology; and bone density (DEXA) scans. Coverage may be limited to certain indications.

Medicare covers imaging services that are performed or supervised by a physician who is certified or eligible to be certified by the American Board of Radiology or for whom radiology services account for at least 50 percent of the total amount of charges made under Medicare.

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Last Updated Oct 28 , 2022

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