Can you use Radiology terms in Group Files?

Hello LOINC team,

I have a quick question. Can you please confirm whether Radiology terms can be used in Group Files. I do not see any examples so far.

Katy Holck, JP Systems

Hi Katy,

The Group file in the June 2017 LOINC release did not contain any radiology terms, but the December release will likely include some radiology groups, including laterality roll-ups (i.e., left, right, bilateral, unilateral, unspecified). I presented these during the Clinical LOINC meeting in September as potential new groups for feedback, which is where you may have seen them.

Thanks for your interest!