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Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment type code N

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term530090
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 29/08/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the types of bowel cancer diagnostic assessment.

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Colonoscopy
2Computerised Tomography (CT) colonography

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CODE 1   Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a procedure to visually examine the bowel using a special scope (colonoscope), usually carried out in a hospital or day clinic.

CODE 2   Computerised Tomography (CT) colonography

Computerised Tomography (CT) colonography is a procedure which uses CT scanning images to examine the bowel. A CT scan takes a series of x-rays, which builds up a three-dimensional picture of the bowel.

Other bowel cancer diagnostic assessment types may be added in the future.

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Patient—cancer diagnostic assessment type, bowel cancer code N Health, Standard 29/08/2014

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