Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 793.0
Nonspecific (abnormal) findings on radiological and other examination of skull and head
  • Short description: Nonsp abn fd-skull/head.
  • ICD-9-CM 793.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 793.0 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 793.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 793.0: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 793.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R93.0 Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of skull and head, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abnl brain MRI
  • Abnl brain ultrasound
  • Abnl head CT scan
  • Abnl head MRI
  • Abnormal brain MRI
  • Abnormal brain ultrasound
  • Abnormal computed tomography
  • Abnormal computed tomography (CT) of head (finding)
  • Abnormal finding on Magnetic Resonance Imaging of head
  • Abnormal findings on diagnostic imaging of skull and head
  • Abnormal head CT scan
  • Abnormal head MRI
  • Abnormal ultrasound of brain
  • Choroidal excavation, ultrasonographic
  • Computed tomography of head abnormal
  • Head abnormal shape
  • Imaging of brain abnormal
  • Imaging of head abnormal
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of brain abnormal
  • Plain X-ray facial sinuses abnormal
  • Plain X-ray jaw abnormal
  • Plain X-ray nose abnormal
  • Plain X-ray skull abnormal
  • Plain X-ray temporomandibular joint abnormal
  • X-ray of head abnormal
793.0 Excludes
  • nonspecific abnormal echoencephalogram (794.01)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 793.0:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
  • Cistern, subarachnoid 793.0
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • subarachnoid 348.0
      • intrasellar 793.0
  • Enlargement, enlarged - see also Hypertrophy
    • pituitary fossa 793.0
    • sella turcica 793.0
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
    • pneumoencephalogram 793.0
    • ventriculogram (cerebral) 793.0
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