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10.9 Resource BodyStructure - Content

Orders and Observations Work GroupMaturity Level: 1 Trial Use Compartments: Patient

Record details about an anatomical structure. This resource may be used when a coded concept does not provide the necessary detail needed for the use case.

The BodyStructure resource contains details about the anatomical location of a specimen or body part, including patient information, identifiers, as well as text descriptons and images. It provides for the addition of qualifiers such as laterality and directionality to the anatomic location for those use cases where precoordination of codes is not possible. The BodyStructure resource supports recording and tracking of an anatomic location or structure on a patient outside the context of another resource. For example it can be the target of a Procedure resource or Observation resource.

The BodyStructure resource is not intended to substitute for precoordination of codes. If precoordination of codes is supported by an implementation the codeableConcept should be used. This resource is not intended for describing the type of anatomical location but rather a specific body site on a specific patient.

XML Template

<BodyStructure xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"> doco
 <!-- from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language -->
 <!-- from DomainResource: text, contained, extension, and modifierExtension -->
 <identifier><!-- 0..* Identifier Bodystructure identifier --></identifier>
 <active value="[boolean]"/><!-- 0..1 Whether this record is in active use -->
 <morphology><!-- 0..1 CodeableConcept Kind of Structure --></morphology>
 <location><!-- 0..1 CodeableConcept Body site --></location>
 <locationQualifier><!-- 0..* CodeableConcept Body site modifier --></locationQualifier>
 <description value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Text description -->
 <image><!-- 0..* Attachment Attached images --></image>
 <patient><!-- 1..1 Reference(Patient) Who this is about --></patient>
</BodyStructure>

Turtle Template

@prefix fhir: <http://hl7.org/fhir/> .doco


[ a fhir:BodyStructure;
  fhir:nodeRole fhir:treeRoot; # if this is the parser root

  # from Resource: .id, .meta, .implicitRules, and .language
  # from DomainResource: .text, .contained, .extension, and .modifierExtension
  fhir:BodyStructure.identifier [ Identifier ], ... ; # 0..* Bodystructure identifier
  fhir:BodyStructure.active [ boolean ]; # 0..1 Whether this record is in active use
  fhir:BodyStructure.morphology [ CodeableConcept ]; # 0..1 Kind of Structure
  fhir:BodyStructure.location [ CodeableConcept ]; # 0..1 Body site
  fhir:BodyStructure.locationQualifier [ CodeableConcept ], ... ; # 0..* Body site modifier
  fhir:BodyStructure.description [ string ]; # 0..1 Text description
  fhir:BodyStructure.image [ Attachment ], ... ; # 0..* Attached images
  fhir:BodyStructure.patient [ Reference(Patient) ]; # 1..1 Who this is about
]

Changes since DSTU2

This resource did not exist in Release 2

This analysis is available as XML or JSON.

XML Template

<BodyStructure xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"> doco
 <!-- from Resource: id, meta, implicitRules, and language -->
 <!-- from DomainResource: text, contained, extension, and modifierExtension -->
 <identifier><!-- 0..* Identifier Bodystructure identifier --></identifier>
 <active value="[boolean]"/><!-- 0..1 Whether this record is in active use -->
 <morphology><!-- 0..1 CodeableConcept Kind of Structure --></morphology>
 <location><!-- 0..1 CodeableConcept Body site --></location>
 <locationQualifier><!-- 0..* CodeableConcept Body site modifier --></locationQualifier>
 <description value="[string]"/><!-- 0..1 Text description -->
 <image><!-- 0..* Attachment Attached images --></image>
 <patient><!-- 1..1 Reference(Patient) Who this is about --></patient>
</BodyStructure>

Turtle Template

@prefix fhir: <http://hl7.org/fhir/> .doco


[ a fhir:BodyStructure;
  fhir:nodeRole fhir:treeRoot; # if this is the parser root

  # from Resource: .id, .meta, .implicitRules, and .language
  # from DomainResource: .text, .contained, .extension, and .modifierExtension
  fhir:BodyStructure.identifier [ Identifier ], ... ; # 0..* Bodystructure identifier
  fhir:BodyStructure.active [ boolean ]; # 0..1 Whether this record is in active use
  fhir:BodyStructure.morphology [ CodeableConcept ]; # 0..1 Kind of Structure
  fhir:BodyStructure.location [ CodeableConcept ]; # 0..1 Body site
  fhir:BodyStructure.locationQualifier [ CodeableConcept ], ... ; # 0..* Body site modifier
  fhir:BodyStructure.description [ string ]; # 0..1 Text description
  fhir:BodyStructure.image [ Attachment ], ... ; # 0..* Attached images
  fhir:BodyStructure.patient [ Reference(Patient) ]; # 1..1 Who this is about
]

Changes since DSTU2

This resource did not exist in Release 2

This analysis is available as XML or JSON.

 

Alternate definitions: Master Definition (XML, JSON), XML Schema/Schematron + JSON Schema, ShEx (for Turtle) + see the extensions & the dependency analysis

PathDefinitionTypeReference
BodyStructure.morphology Codes describing anatomic morphology.ExampleSNOMED CT Morphologic Abnormalities
BodyStructure.location Codes describing anatomical locations. May include lateralityExampleSNOMED CT Body Structures
BodyStructure.locationQualifier Concepts modifying the anatomic locationExampleBodystructure Location Qualifier

Search parameters for this resource. The common parameters also apply. See Searching for more information about searching in REST, messaging, and services.

NameTypeDescriptionExpressionIn Common
identifiertokenBodystructure identifierBodyStructure.identifier
locationtokenBody siteBodyStructure.location
morphologytokenKind of StructureBodyStructure.morphology
patientreferenceWho this is aboutBodyStructure.patient
(Patient)