The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Magnetic resonance image-guided transcutaneous focused ultrasound for uterine fibroids

This document replaces previous guidance on Magnetic resonance image-guided transcutaneous focused ultrasound ablation for uterine fibroids (interventional procedure guidance IPG231)

  • Description

    Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) growths that occur in the womb. They can cause heavy menstruation and reproductive problems. This procedure uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to locate the fibroids and direct high-intensity ultrasound energy to destroy fibroid tissue, with the aim of reducing symptoms.

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    Q20.6 Focused ultrasound to lesion of uterus

    Y53.7 Approach to organ under magnetic resonance imaging control

    In addition the ICD-10 code from category D25.- Leiomyoma of uterus would be recorded.

    The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health 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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