High dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix (IPG160)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on high dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix.
following a CT scan or X-ray a treatment plan is produced for each patient treatment is then delivered directly to the tumour site by high dose rate brachytherapy equipment
X65.2 Delivery of a fraction of intracavitary radiotherapy
Y35.4 Introduction of radioactive substance into organ for brachytherapy NOC
Z45.1 Cervix uteri
In addition an ICD-10 code from category C53.- Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri is assigned.
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- IPG160 High dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix - guidance (web format)
- IPG160 High dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix - guidance
- IPG160 High dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix - information for the public
- Interventional procedure consultation document - high dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix
- Interventional procedures overview of high dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix
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