Bowel cancer diagnostic assessment type code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:530090
Registration status:Health, Standard 29/08/2014
Definition:A code set representing the types of bowel cancer diagnostic assessment.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Colonoscopy
2Computerised Tomography (CT) colonography

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:

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