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Reference EN 62464-2:2011
Title Magnetic resonance equipment for medical imaging - Part 2: Classification criteria for pulse sequences
Project Number 22708
Abstract/Scope IEC 62464-2:2010 specifies the description of pulse sequences of magnetic resonance imaging. The classification in this standard is suitable for: - tender texts; - image annotation; - protocol definition; - technical publications. IEC 62464-2:2010 does not apply to magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The classification does not focus on image contrast (T1, T2, proton density), as this is defined by pulse sequence parameters (e.g. repetition time, echo time) and is not a property of the pulse sequence alone. The pulse sequence classification does not specify the k-space acquisition scheme, reconstruction algorithm or post-processing.


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/SC 62B
Reference Document IEC 62464-2:2010 (EQV)
ICS 11.040.55 - Diagnostic equipment
Keywords Medical;Magnetic; Resonance; Imaging; Pulse sequence
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5060 2010-10-11 2010-10-25 export to doc file  EN
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5060 2010-04-12 2010-04-26 export to doc file  EN
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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


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60601-2-33
IEC/TR 60788

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