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.

  • Description

    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

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    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.


    The NHS Classifications Service of the Health and Social Care Information Centre is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS.  The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided.


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