Evidence-based recommendations on selective internal radiation therapy for non-resectable colorectal metastases in the liver.

Is this guidance up to date?

We checked this guidance in July 2019 and we are updating it. See the guideline in development page for progress on the update.

Guidance development process

How we develop NICE interventional procedures guidance

Coding recommendations

J12.3 Selective internal radiotherapy with microspheres to lesion of liver

X65.3 Delivery of a fraction of interstitial radiotherapy

Y36.4 Introduction of non-removable radioactive substance into organ for brachytherapy NOC

Y89.- Brachytherapy (where necessary)

Y53.4 Approach to organ under fluoroscopic control

In addition the ICD-10 code C78.7 Secondary malignant neoplasm of liver and intrahepatic bile duct and a code from category C18.- Malignant neoplasm of colon would be recorded.

This guidance replaces NICE interventional procedures guidance on selective internal radiation therapy for colorectal metastases in the liver (IPG93).

Your responsibility

This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, healthcare professionals are expected to take this guidance fully into account, and specifically any special arrangements relating to the introduction of new interventional procedures. The guidance does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer. 

All problems (adverse events) related to a medicine or medical device used for treatment or in a procedure should be reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency using the Yellow Card Scheme.

Commissioners and/or providers have a responsibility to implement the guidance, in their local context, in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations. Nothing in this guidance should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties. Providers should ensure that governance structures are in place to review, authorise and monitor the introduction of new devices and procedures.

Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible.

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