The HEPATIQ test is ordered by clinical physicians such as hepatologists, gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, liver surgeons, oncologists and internists.
The patient’s liver and spleen are imaged in a hospital radiology/nuclear medicine department or in an independent imaging center. The fed patient is injected with a low dose (about 5 mCi) standard Technicium-99m sulfur colloid solution. The patient is scanned for about 20 minutes and planar and SPECT images acquired. The images are analyzed by the HEPATIQ software and a report prepared for review by the radiologist or nuclear medicine physician. The reviewing physician’s dictation together with the HEPATIQ report is distributed to the ordering clinical physician.
The HEPATIQ software is cleared for sale by the U.S.A. Food and Drug Administration.
The liver SPECT scan is reimbursed by insurance under CPT 78803 and can boost radiology revenues.
no capital investment
HEPATIQ is pure software and uses existing equipment, infrastructure and staff. No capital investment is needed and only a usage fee is charged.