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ValueSet: Radiotherapy Technique Value Set

Official URL: Version: 3.0.0-ballot
Active as of 2023-03-27 Maturity Level: 3 Computable Name: RadiotherapyTechniqueVS

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Codes describing the techniques of external beam and brachytherapy radiation procedures, for use with radiotherapy summaries. This is the union of the EBRT and brachytherapy technique value sets.


Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



This value set contains 17 concepts

Expansion based on:

  441799006 modulated radiation therapy (procedure)
  1156530009 Modulated Arc Therapy (procedure)
  1162782007 dimensional external beam radiation therapy (procedure)
  1156526006 dimensional external beam radiation therapy (procedure)
  168524008 - intraoperative control (procedure)
  1163157007 high dose rate radiotherapy (procedure)
  169317000 capture therapy (procedure)
  1156529004 beam radiation therapy using particle passive scattering technique (procedure)
  1156528007 beam radiation therapy using particle spot scanning technique (procedure)
  1204242009 beam radiation therapy using particle scanning technique (procedure)
  113120007 brachytherapy (procedure)
  384692006 brachytherapy (procedure)
  14473006 brachytherapy (procedure)
  1156382005 modulated intracavitary brachytherapy (procedure)
  1156383000 brachytherapy (procedure)
  384691004 brachytherapy (procedure)
  16560241000119104 radionuclide therapy (procedure)

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code