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Standard ISB 0148

Number ISB 0148
Title Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure Codes

The National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure Code set is a list of codes and descriptions for the coded and textual representation of Clinical Imaging Procedures in electronic systems in the NHS. It supports the consistent and unambiguous representation of imaging procedures in electronic information systems so that treatment options can be based on a common understanding of what procedures have been performed or are planned and activity can be directly comparable between all service providers.

The standard supports order catalogues, image identification in Picture Archive & Communication Systems (PACS), workflow within service departments and KH12 radiation monitoring returns.

Applies To

All PACS and integrated clinical information systems, including imaging acquisition devices/systems. It is expected that this interim standard will be replaced with SNOMED CT (SNOMED CT) by 2015.

Status Approved
Sponsor Erika Denton
Sponsor Organisation Department of Health
Owner NHS
Current Release Amd 169/2010


Date Published Release Number Release Title Stage Link to Documentation
03-Dec-2010 Amd 169/2010 Version 8; Withdrawal of Korner Data Implementation Documentation
17-Dec-2009 DSCN 27/2009 Initial Standard Retirement Documentation