Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code E926.9
Exposure to unspecified radiation
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM E926.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, E926.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • E926.9 describes the circumstance causing an injury, not the nature of the injury.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: E926.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM W90.8XXA Exposure to other nonionizing radiation, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • CAD, radiation induced
  • Coronary arteriosclerosis due to radiation
  • Coronary artery disease, radiation induced
  • Environmental exposure of radiation to thyroid
  • Environmental exposure of radiation to thyroid (event)
  • Environmental radiation exposure, thyroid
  • Radiation exposure of thyroid gland
  • Radiation induced proctitis
  • Radiation induced proctitis (rectal inflammation)
  • Radiation nephritis
  • Radiation polyneuropathy
  • Radiation proctitis
Clinical Information
  • Radiation is energy that travels in the form of waves or high-speed particles. It occurs naturally in sunlight. Man-made radiation is used in x-rays, nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants and cancer treatment. if you are exposed to small amounts of radiation over a long time, it raises your risk of cancer. It can also cause mutations in your genes, which you could pass on to any children you have after the exposure. A lot of radiation over a short period, such as from a radiation emergency, can cause burns or radiation sickness. Symptoms of radiation sickness include nausea, weakness, hair loss, skin burns and reduced organ function. If the exposure is large enough, it can cause premature aging or even death. You may be able to take medicine to reduce the radioactive material in your body. environmental protection agency
Applies To
  • Radiation NOS
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