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Reference EN 62359:2011
Title Ultrasonics - Field characterization - Test methods for the determination of thermal and mechanical indices related to medical diagnostic ultrasonic fields
Project Number 22626
Abstract/Scope IEC 62359:2010 is applicable to medical diagnostic ultrasound fields. It establishes: - parameters related to thermal and non-thermal exposure aspects of diagnostic ultrasonic fields; - methods for the determination of an exposure parameter relating to temperature rise in theoretical tissue-equivalent models, resulting from absorption of ultrasound; - methods for the determination of an exposure parameter appropriate to certain non-thermal effects. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition, published in 2005. It constitutes a technical revision. Major changes with respect to the previous edition include the following: - The methods of determination set out in the first edition of this standard were based on those contained in the American standard for Real-Time Display of Thermal and Mechanical Acoustic Output Indices on Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment (ODS) and were intended to yield identical results. While this second edition also follows the ODS in principal and uses the same basic formulae and assumptions (see Annex A), it contains a few significant modifications which deviate from the ODS. - One of the primary issues dealt with in preparing this second edition of IEC 62359 was 'missing' TI equations. In Edition 1 there were not enough equations to make complete 'at-surface' and 'below-surface' summations for TIS and TIB in combined-operating modes. Thus major changes with respect to the previous edition are related to the introduction of new calculations of thermal indices to take into account both 'at-surface' and 'below-surface' thermal effects.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-02-11
Current Stage code deadline 2011-11-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 87
Reference Document IEC 62359:2010 (EQV)
ICS 17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
Keywords Ultrasonics; Thermal; Mechanical; Diagnostic; Ultrasonic field
Note Supersedes EN 62359:2005
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6060 2011-02-11 2011-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-02-01 2011-04-01  
5061 2010-11-29 2011-02-01  
5060 2010-09-07 2010-09-20 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-06-18 2010-09-03  
3090 2010-02-26 2010-05-31  
5060 2010-01-25 2010-02-08 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-08-21 2010-01-22  
1090 2009-08-18 2009-08-21  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-02-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-02-01


Supersedes EN 62359:2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60601-2-37:2008
EN 61157
EN 61161
EN 61828
EN 62127-1
EN 62127-2
EN 62127-3

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