ICD-10-PCS Section: D - Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy

The seven characters in the radiation oncology section have the following meaning:

  • Character 1 = Section
  • Character 2 = Body System
  • Character 3 = Root Type
  • Character 4 = Body Part
  • Character 5 = Modality Qualifier
  • Character 6 = Isotope
  • Character 7 = Qualifier

Radiation oncology procedure codes have a first character value of "D". The second character specifies the body system (e.g., central nervous, musculoskeletal) irradiated. The third character root type specifies the general modality used (e.g., beam radiation) and the fifth character further specifies the radiation modality used (e.g., photons, electrons). The fourth character specifies the body part that is the focus of the radiation therapy. The sixth character specifies the isotopes introduced into the body, if applicable, or whether the beam used is a gamma beam or other photon. The seventh character is not specified in the radiation oncology section, and always has the value None.

D0 - Central and Peripheral Nervous System

ICD-10-PCSDescription
D00 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
D01 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
D02 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
D0Y - Other Radiation

D7 - Lymphatic and Hematologic System

ICD-10-PCSDescription
D70 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
D71 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
D72 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
D7Y - Other Radiation

D8 - Eye

ICD-10-PCSDescription
D80 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
D81 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
D82 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
D8Y - Other Radiation

D9 - Ear, Nose, Mouth and Throat

ICD-10-PCSDescription
D90 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
D91 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
D92 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
D9Y - Other Radiation

DB - Respiratory System

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DB0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DB1 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
DB2 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
DBY - Other Radiation

DD - Gastrointestinal System

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DD0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DD1 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
DD2 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
DDY - Other Radiation

DF - Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DF0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DF1 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
DF2 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
DFY - Other Radiation

DG - Endocrine System

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DG0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DG1 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
DG2 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
DGY - Other Radiation

DH - Skin

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DH0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DHY - Other Radiation

DM - Breast

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DM0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DM1 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
DM2 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
DMY - Other Radiation

DP - Musculoskeletal System

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DP0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DPY - Other Radiation

DT - Urinary System

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DT0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DT1 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
DT2 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
DTY - Other Radiation

DU - Female Reproductive System

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DU0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DU1 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
DU2 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
DUY - Other Radiation

DV - Male Reproductive System

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DV0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DV1 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
DV2 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
DVY - Other Radiation

DW - Anatomical Regions

ICD-10-PCSDescription
DW0 - Beam RadiationA type of radiation therapy that uses a machine to aim high-energy rays at the cancer from outside of the body
DW1 - BrachytherapyA type of radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor
DW2 - Stereotactic RadiosurgeryA type of external radiation therapy that uses special equipment to position the patient and precisely give a single large dose of radiation to a tumor
DWY - Other Radiation