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Detailed Descriptions for the elements in the BodyStructure resource.

BodyStructure
Element Id BodyStructure
Definition

Record details about an anatomical structure. This resource may be used when a coded concept does not provide the necessary detail needed for the use case.

Cardinality 0..*
Type DomainResource
Alternate Names anatomical location
BodyStructure.identifier
Element Id BodyStructure.identifier
Definition

Identifier for this instance of the anatomical structure.

Note This is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion )
Cardinality 0..*
Type Identifier
Summary true
BodyStructure.active
Element Id BodyStructure.active
Definition

Whether this body site is in active use.

Cardinality 0..1
Type boolean
Is Modifier true (Reason: This element is labelled as a modifier because it is a status element that can indicate that a record should not be treated as valid)
Meaning if Missing This resource is generally assumed to be active if no value is provided for the active element
Requirements

Need to be able to mark a body site entry as not to be used because it was created in error.

Summary true
Comments

This element is labeled as a modifier because it may be used to mark that the resource was created in error.

BodyStructure.morphology
Element Id BodyStructure.morphology
Definition

The kind of structure being represented by the body structure at BodyStructure.location . This can define both normal and abnormal morphologies.

Cardinality 0..1
Terminology Binding SNOMED CT Morphologic Abnormalities ( Example )
Type CodeableConcept
Summary true
Comments

The minimum cardinality of 0 supports the use case of specifying a location without defining a morphology.

BodyStructure.location
Element Id BodyStructure.location
Definition

The anatomical location or region of the specimen, lesion, or body structure.

Cardinality 0..1
Terminology Binding SNOMED CT Body Structures ( Example )
Type CodeableConcept
Summary true
BodyStructure.locationQualifier
Element Id BodyStructure.locationQualifier
Definition

Qualifier to refine the anatomical location. These include qualifiers for laterality, relative location, directionality, number, and plane.

Cardinality 0..*
Terminology Binding Bodystructure Location Qualifier ( Example )
Type CodeableConcept
BodyStructure.description
Element Id BodyStructure.description
Definition

A summary, characterization or explanation of the body structure.

Cardinality 0..1
Type string
Summary true
Comments

This description could include any visual markings used to orientate the viewer e.g. external reference points, special sutures, ink markings.

BodyStructure.image
Element Id BodyStructure.image
Definition

Image or images used to identify a location.

Cardinality 0..*
Type Attachment
BodyStructure.patient
Element Id BodyStructure.patient
Definition

The person to which the body site belongs.

Cardinality 1..1
Type Reference ( Patient )
Summary true