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Cancer treatment—external beam radiotherapy type, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termExternal beam radiotherapy type
Synonymous names:Help on this termXRT type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term468073
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe type of external beam radiotherapy (XRT) used for cancer treatment, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

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Data element concept:Cancer treatment—external beam radiotherapy type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term468069
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe type of external beam radiotherapy (XRT) used for cancer treatment.
Object class:Help on this termCancer treatment
Property:Help on this termExternal beam radiotherapy type

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Value domain attributes

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Value domain:External beam radiotherapy type code N[N]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term468083
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of external beam radiotherapy (XRT).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
12 dimensional (2D)
22.5 dimensional (2.5D)
33 dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT)
4Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
5Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
Supplementary values:Help on this term
97Not applicable-radiotherapy was not administered
98Unknown whether radiotherapy was administered
99Radiotherapy was administered but planning technique not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record the type of XRT used for cancer treatment. The radiotherapy type relates to the planning target volume (PTV), the imaging type, and the radiotherapy beam arrangement. Record multiple times if multiple types of XRT are used during the course of treatment.

This item is only applicable to XRT.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from patient medical records or radiotherapy treatment records.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termOh EO, Antes K, Darby M, Song S, Starkschall G (2009). Comparison of 2D conventional, 3D conformal, and intensity-modulated treatment planning techniques for patients with prostate cancer with regard to target-dose homogeneity and dose to critical uninvolved structures. Medical Dosimetry, 24(4), 255-263.

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See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy treatment type, code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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Prostate cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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