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General information

Name: nl.zorg.HeadCircumference NL.png
Version: 1.3
HCIM Status:Final
Release: 2023
Release status: Prepublished
Release date: 15-10-2023

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DCM::CoderList Werkgroep RadB Verpleegkundige Gegevens
DCM::ContactInformation.Address *
DCM::ContactInformation.Name *
DCM::ContactInformation.Telecom *
DCM::ContentAuthorList Werkgroep RadB Verpleegkundige Gegevens
DCM::CreationDate 11-10-2016
DCM::DescriptionLanguage nl
DCM::Id 2.16.840.1.113883.
DCM::KeywordList Schedelomvang, hoofdomtrek
DCM::LifecycleStatus Final
DCM::ModelerList Werkgroep RadB Verpleegkundige Gegevens
DCM::Name nl.zorg.Schedelomvang
DCM::PublicationDate 15-10-2023
DCM::PublicationStatus Prepublished
DCM::ReviewerList Projectgroep RadB Verpleegkundige Gegevens & Kerngroep Registratie aan de Bron
DCM::RevisionDate 16-07-2020
DCM::Supersedes nl.zorg.Schedelomvang-v1.2
DCM::Version 1.3
HCIM::PublicationLanguage EN

Revision History

Only available in Dutch

Publicatieversie 1.0 (04-09-2017)

Publicatieversie 1.1 (31-12-2017)

ZIB-646 Aanpassing SNOMED codes

Publicatieversie 1.2 (31-01-2020)

ZIB-928 DefinitionCodes zib Nl.zorg.Schedelomvang-v1.1(2017NL)

Publicatieversie 1.3 (01-09-2020)

ZIB-858 zib Schedelomvang


The head circumference is the size of the head as measured around the head.


The head circumference can provide insight into the growth of a(n unborn) child. There may also be a smaller (microcephaly) or larger (macrocephaly) head circumference than average, which can indicate certain diseases or syndromes.

Evidence Base

The definitions of the concepts were (partly) based on the guidelines Fetal Growth Retardation of the NVOG and PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome by the VKGN.

Patient Population

The HeadCircumference information model is meant for all patients, including unborn children.

Information Model


Type Id Concept Card. Definition DefinitionCode Reference
Block.png NL-CM:12.14.1 Arrowdown.pngHeadCircumference Root concept of the HeadCircumference information model. This root concept contains all data elements of the HeadCircumference information model.
9843-4 Head Occipital-frontal circumference
ST.png NL-CM:12.14.4 Arrowright.pngComment 0..1 Comment on the head circumference.
48767-8 Annotation comment [Interpretation] Narrative
TS.png NL-CM:12.14.2 Arrowright.pngHeadCircumferenceDate 1 The date on which the head circumference was measured.
PQ.png NL-CM:12.14.3 Arrowright.pngHeadCircumferenceMeasurement 1 The value of the head circumference as measured in millimeters or centimeters.
363812007 Head circumference
CD.png NL-CM:12.14.5 Arrowright.pngHeadCircumferenceMeasuringMethod 0..1 There are different methods to measure the head circumference: prenatal measurement using ultrasound or postnatal measurement using a measuring tape by measuring from the backside of the head (occiput) to above the eyes (supraorbital).
56792006 Measurement of skull circumference
List2.png HeadCircumferenceMeasuringMethodCodelist

Columns Concept and DefinitionCode: hover over the values for more information
For explanation of the symbols, please see the legend page List2.png

Example Instances

Only available in Dutch

SchedelomvangWaarde 41 cm
SchedelomvangDatumTijd 19-12-2016
Toelichting Gemeten bij 3 maanden

Traceability to other Standards

This health and care information model is in accordance with the information model template Measurement v1.0.



Valueset OID: 2.16.840.1.113883. Binding: Extensible
Conceptname Conceptcode Codesystem name Codesystem OID Description
Measurement of skull circumference with measuring tape 31551000146109 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Meten van schedelomvang m.b.v. meetlint
Ultrasound measurement of skull circumference 31561000146107 SNOMED CT 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 Meten van schedelomvang m.b.v. echografisch onderzoek

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About this information

The information in this wikipage is based on Prerelease 2023-1
SNOMED CT and LOINC codes are based on:

  • SNOMED Clinical Terms versie: 20230930 [R] (september 2023-editie)
  • LOINC version 2.76

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