The Veins body system is identified by the character “5” in the 2nd character position and grouped within the Nuclear Medicine section of the ICD-10-PCS coding structure. The 2nd character of an ICD-10-PCS code defines the particular body system or general physiological system or anatomical region involved.
C = Nuclear Medicine
0- Central Nervous System
7- Lymphatic & Hematologic System
9- Ear, Nose, Mouth & Throat
B- Respiratory System
D- Gastrointestinal System
F- Hepatobiliary System & Pancreas
G- Endocrine System
H- Skin, Subcutaneous Tissue & Breast
P- Musculoskeletal System
T- Urinary System
V- Male Reproductive System
W- Anatomical Regions
The 3rd character refers to the root operation or the objective of the procedure.
Introduction of radioactive materials into the body for single plane display of images developed from the capture of radioactive emissions