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Reference EN 61391-2:2010
Title Ultrasonics - Pulse-echo scanners - Part 2: Measurement of maximum depth of penetration and local dynamic range
Project Number 22095
Abstract/Scope IEC 61391-2:2010(E) defines terms and specifies methods for measuring the maximum depth of penetration and the local dynamic range of real time ultrasound B MODE scanners. The types of transducers used with these scanners include: - mechanical probes; - electronic phased arrays; - linear arrays; - curved arrays; - two-dimensional arrays; - three-dimensional scanning probes based on a combination of the above types. All scanners considered are based on pulse-echo techniques. The test methodology is applicable for transducers operating in the 1 MHz to 15 MHz frequency range operating both in fundamental mode and in harmonic modes that extend to 15 MHz. However, testing of harmonic modes above 15 MHz is not covered by this standard.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-04-23
Current Stage code deadline 2011-01-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 87
Reference Document IEC 61391-2:2010 (EQV)
ICS 17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
Keywords Ultrasonics; Pulse-echo; Scanner; Penetration depth; Dynamic range
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6060 2010-04-23 2011-01-01 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2010-04-01 2010-06-01  
5061 2010-02-22 2010-04-01  
5060 2009-11-13 2009-12-10 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-10-31 2009-04-03  
1090 2008-10-28 2008-10-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-04-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-04-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-01-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-04-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 61391-1
EN 62127-1:2007

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