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Reference EN 61217:1996
Title Radiotherapy equipment - Coordinates, movements and scales
Project Number 4738
Abstract/Scope Applies to equipment and data related to the process of teleradiotherapy, including patient image data used in relation with radiotherapy treatment planning systems, radiotherapy simulators, isocentric gamma beam therapy equipment, isocentric medical electron accelerators, and non-isocentric equipment when relevant. The object of this standard is to define a consistent set of coordinate systems for use throughout the process of teleradiotherapy, to define the marking of scales (where provided), to define the movements of equipment used in this process, and to facilitate computer control when used.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1996-09-05
Current Stage code deadline 1997-05-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) MDD (93/42/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/432
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 62C
Reference Document IEC 61217:1996 (EQV)
ICS 11.040.50 - Radiographic equipment
13.280 - Radiation protection
Keywords Medical; Radiotherapy equipment
Note EN following parallel vote * Superseded by EN 61217:2012
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1996-09-05 1997-05-01  
5099 1996-07-02 1996-08-02  
5062 1996-05-31 1996-07-02  
5020 1996-03-08 1996-05-15  
1090 1996-03-06 1996-03-07  
5098 1993-12-10    
5020 1993-03-25 1993-07-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1996-07-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1996-09-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1996-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1997-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1997-05-01


Superseded by EN 61217:2012
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.