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UK Diagnostic Imaging Procedure Concepts

Subset Name :   
UK Diagnostic Imaging Procedure Concepts
Subset Original Id :   
Subset Type :   
Realm Concept

Refset FSN :   
United Kingdom diagnostic imaging procedure simple reference set (foundation metadata concept)
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Subset Description :
SNOMED CT codes to record diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology procedures in SNOMED-enabled systems, and mapped directly from the NICIP Code Set.


Subset Status :   
Subset Status Date :   
Oct 1, 2014
Owner (Organisation name) :   
Clinical Imaging

Purpose and Scope

Usage 1 :

Usage Type :    
Usage Description :    
The DI (Diagnostic Imaging) subset has been developed to support national standardised clinical imaging procedures. This subset includes all SNOMED CT concepts which have a direct mapping to the nationally mandated NICIP (National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedures) code set. The ‘Power of Information’ published in May 2012 set out the strategy for care information to deliver a range of benefits to patients and the public through better sharing of information. A key enabler for that is the proposal to base coded clinical information on a single clinical terminology of SNOMED CT®. The National Information Board endorses the move to adopt SNOMED CT to support direct management of care and has stated that the entire health system should adopt SNOMED CT by April 2020. NHS Digital will therefore be consulting with NICIP stakeholders to obtain information to help develop a withdrawal plan for NICIP with a move to the use of a single terminology of SNOMED CT and to identify any outstanding issues that may need to be addressed to facilitate this. The consultation will be available later in the year on Consultation Hub - Further information and related documentation is available at
Geographic Usage :    
Usage Categories:    
 User interface; Diagnostic imaging; Procedure; Care planning

Scope :

Inclusion Criteria :   
Age group - any age; Gender - not specified; Sex - not specified
Subject Category :   
Health Care; Health Care.Primary care; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment; Health Care.Hospital care


Subset Release Category :   
UK Clinical Extension
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Subset Licence Type :   
OPCS Licence; ICD10 Licence; IHTSDO SNOMED CT® Licence; UKTC SNOMED CT® Licence; Open Government Licence

Metadata Version :   
Last Updated :   
Apr 18, 2018


Refered as Target :
isRequiredByDiagnostic Imaging Data Set - (Data Set)

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