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ValueSet: Brachytherapy Technique Value Set

Official URL: Version: 4.0.0-ballot
Active as of 2024-04-09 Maturity Level: 3 Computable Name: BrachytherapyTechniqueVS
Other Identifiers: OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.

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Codes describing the techniques of brachytherapy (internal or surface radiation) procedures.


Changes since version true:


Valid combinations of modality and technique are described in the modality and technique extension RadiotherapyModalityAndTechnique.

Code Descriptions

Common Usage Name Definition SNOMED CT Fully Specified Name SNOMED CT Concept ID
Intracavitary Placement of a radiation source within an open cavity of the body. Intracavitary brachytherapy (procedure) 384692006
Intracavitary, Intensity Modulated A technique of brachytherapy that dynamically directs the radiation into the tumours and away from healthy tissue, for example, by incorporation of metallic shields inside brachytherapy applicators. Intensity modulated intracavitary brachytherapy (procedure) 1156382005
Interstitial Placement of a radiation source into tissue. Interstitial brachytherapy (procedure) 113120007
Intravascular Placement of a radiation source into a blood vessel or blood vascular system or vascular injection of radiopharmaceutical. Intravascular brachytherapy (procedure) 1156383000
Intraluminal Placement of a radiation source into a lumen, usually understood to mean the gastrointestinal, esophageal, endobrochial, or less commonly, within the bile duct or urinary bladder. Intraluminal brachytherapy (procedure) 384691004
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy A radiation treatment administered during surgery. Radiotherapy - intraoperative control (procedure) 168524008
Surface Use of a radiation source to deliver dose to the surface of a target (e.g., skin or eye). Surface brachytherapy (procedure) 14473006
Oral Delivery of radiopharaceutical by oral intake. Oral radionuclide therapy (procedure) 16560241000119104

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



This value set has 23 codes in it. In order to keep the publication size manageable, only a selection (8 codes) of the whole set of codes is shown.

  113120007 brachytherapy
  384692006 brachytherapy (procedure)
  14473006 brachytherapy
  1156382005 modulated intracavitary brachytherapy
  1156383000 brachytherapy (procedure)
  384691004 brachytherapy (procedure)
  168524008 - intraoperative control
  16560241000119104 radionuclide therapy (procedure)

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