Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the advantage of CBCT data being interpreted by a board certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist?

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Since knowledge of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology is essential for the diagnosis and the success of any treatment plan, a thorough knowledge of the anatomy and pathology of the oral and maxillofacial structures is crucial. Oral and Mxaillofacial radilogist has gone through an extensive training in the practice of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (OMFR) to acquire necessary skills to integrate and synthesize basic science and clinical knowledge and apply this information in the radiographic diagnosis of maxillofacial region. Many practices routinely have all of their CBCT scans reviewed by a radiologist to eliminate concerns over missing a significant finding.

There are several important reasons for having your CBCT volumes reviewed and our radiologists can help you by:

  • Identifying lesions (occult pathology)

  • Providing a thorough report of all positive findings

  • Offer an expert second opinion 

  • Answer all questions and concerns in the best way possible

Q. Can CBCT and interpretation be charged to insurance? If so, what are the codes that can be used?

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Yes, CBCT data interpretation can be charged to dental insurance. 

CDT code D0391 under Interpretation and Report Only section is the appropriate code (Interpretation of diagnostic image by a practitioner not associated with capture of the image, including report) to use. 

Q. Are there any CDT codes for image capture only that I can use to file dental insurance?

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Yes! There is a list of codes D0380 to D 0384 listed under ‘image capture only’ based on the type (limited or full) of view captured.

Q. Do you file dental insurance claims for interpretation services provided?

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No, we do not file any dental insurance claims as this is beyond the scope of our services.

Q. How much do you charge for a radiology report?

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The data interpretation fees for a radiology report for  is $85.00 (USD Eighty-Five dollars)

Q. What is included in a radiology report?

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The whole data set captured is interpreted carefully by a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial radiologist . All the pertinent findings related to all the anatomical structures captured in the scan is reported. The report not only include the detailed information about the region of interest but also provide detail assessment of  all paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, TMJs and other structures captured. 

Q. How long does it take to receive a radiology report from you?

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Our turnaround time is 3 to 4 business days.

Q. Do you offer expedited reporting service? How much does it cost?

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Yes we do offer this service. The turnaround time is 1 business day. The cost of a rush report is $20 more.

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