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Opinion on breast and armpit ultrasound

The National Mammography Commission of the Brazilian College of Radiology and Image Diagnosis (CBR), Brazilian Society of Mastology (SBM) and Brazilian Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Associations (Febrasgo) advises that breast evaluation by ultrasound should include the breasts and underarms, according to the guidelines of the new BI-RADS® (5th edition, 2013). We recommend using the code from the CBHPM table (or similar) referring to the breasts (4.09.01.11-4 – US Breasts) and the armpits (4.09.01.21-1 – US Superficial structures – cervical or armpits or muscle or tendon). If the requesting physician has requested both procedures, both must be charged, as it is not a single procedure. NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY COMMISSION
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