33.28 - Open biopsy of lung. The above description is abbreviated. This code description may also have Includes, Excludes, Notes, Guidelines, Examples and other information.What is a CT guided needle lung biopsy?
A lung needle biopsy is a method to remove a piece of lung tissue for examination. If it is done through the wall of your chest, it is called a transthoracic lung biopsy. The procedure usually takes 30 to 60 minutes. The biopsy is done in the following way: A chest x-ray or chest CT scan may be used to find the exact spot for the biopsy.What is the CPT code for CT guided needle biopsy?
You can use CPT code 43238 which is for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with transendoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration/biopsy(s), (includes endoscopic ultrasound examination limited to the esophagus, stomach or duodenum, and adjacent structures).