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

Coding recommendations

X65.2 Delivery of a fraction of intracavitary radiotherapy

Y35.4 Introduction of radioactive substance into organ for brachytherapy NOC

Y89.1 High dose rate brachytherapy treatment

Z45.1 Cervix uteri

In addition an ICD-10 code from category C53.- Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri is assigned.