Evaluation and routine testing in medical imaging departments - Part 3-5: Acceptance tests and constancy tests - Imaging performance of computed tomography X-ray equipment (IEC 61223-3-5:2019)

This document applies to CT SCANNERS that conform to IEC 60601-2-44:2009, IEC 60601-2-44:2009/AMD1:2012 and IEC 60601-2-44:2009/AMD2:2016. IEC 60601-2-44 and this document - defines the essential parameters which describe the performance of CT SCANNERS wih regard to image quality, RADIATION OUTPUT and PATIENT positioning; the list of parameters to be tested can be found in 4.3, - defines the methods of testing the essential parameters, and - evaluates compliance with the tolerances of the parameters SPECIFIED by the ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS. The methods defined in IEC 60601-2-44 and this document rely on non-invasive measurements, using appropriate test equipment, performed during or after installation. Signed statements covering steps in the installation procedure can be used as part of the ACCEPTANCE TEST report. This document applies to ACCEPTANCE TESTS and CONSTANCY TESTS on a CT SCANNER. The aim of the ACCEPTANCE TESTS is to verify compliance of the installation or MAJOR SERVICE ACTION with specifications affecting the image quality, RADIATION OUTPUT and PATIENT positioning. The CONSTANCY TESTS are performed to ensure that the functional performance of EQUIPMENT meets ESTABLISHED CRITERIA and to enable the early recognition of changes in the properties of components of the EQUIPMENT, and to verify compliance with specifications affecting the image quality, RADIATION OUTPUT and PATIENT positioning. This document also contains requirements associated with ACCEPTANCE TEST and CONSTANCY TEST for the ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS of the CT SCANNER. This document does not apply to - aspects of mechanical and electrical safety, and - aspects of mechanical, electrical and software performance, unless they are essential for performing the ACCEPTANCE TESTS and CONSTANCY TESTS, and are directly affecting image quality, RADIATION OUTPUT and PATIENT positioning.

Bewertung und routinemäßige Prüfung in Abteilungen für medizinische Bildgebung - Teil 3-5: Abnahmeprüfungen - Leistungsmerkmale zur Bildgebung von Röntgeneinrichtungen für Computertomographie (IEC 61223-3-5:2019)

Essais d'évaluation et de routine dans les services d'imagerie médicale - Partie 3-5: Essais d'acceptation et de constance - Performance d'imagerie des équipements de tomodensitométrie à rayonnement X (IEC 61223-3-5:2019)

L'IEC 61223-3-5:2019 s'applique aux TOMODENSITOMETRES, qui sont conformes à l'IEC 60601-2-44:2009, l'IEC 60601-2-44:2009/AMD1:2012 et l'IEC 60601 2 44:2009/AMD1:2012AMD2:2016. L'IEC 60601-2-44 et le présent document: • définissent les paramètres importants qui décrivent les performances des TOMODENSITOMETRES en ce qui concerne la qualité d'image, la PUISSANCE DE RAYONNEMENT et le positionnement du PATIENT; la liste des paramètres à soumettre à l'essai est fournie en 4.3; • définissent les méthodes d'essai des paramètres importants; et • évaluent la conformité des paramètres par rapport aux tolérances SPECIFIEES dans les DOCUMENTS D'ACCOMPAGNEMENT. Les méthodes définies dans l'IEC 60601-2-44 et le présent document s'appuient sur des mesures non invasives, exécutées pendant ou après l'installation, en utilisant des équipements d'essai adéquats. Des déclarations signées couvrant des étapes de la procédure d'installation peuvent être utilisées dans le cadre du rapport d'ESSAI D'ACCEPTATION. Le présent document s'applique aux ESSAIS D'ACCEPTATION et aux ESSAIS DE CONSTANCE destinés à un TOMODENSITOMETRE. L'objet des ESSAIS D'ACCEPTATION est de vérifier la conformité de l'installation ou d'une OPERATION DE MAINTENANCE IMPORTANTE aux spécifications concernant la qualité de l'image, la PUISSANCE DE RAYONNEMENT et le positionnement du PATIENT. L'objet des ESSAIS DE CONSTANCE est de s'assurer que les performances fonctionnelles de l'APPAREIL satisfont aux CRITÈRES ÉTABLIS et de permettre l'identification précoce des modifications des propriétés des composants de l'APPAREIL, mais également de vérifier la conformité aux spécifications concernant la qualité de l'image, la PUISSANCE DE RAYONNEMENT et le positionnement du PATIENT. Le présent document contient également les exigences associées aux ESSAIS D'ACCEPTATION et aux ESSAIS DE CONSTANCE en ce qui concerne les DOCUMENTS D'ACCOMPAGNEMENT du TOMODENSITOMETRE. Le présent document ne s'applique pas aux: • aspects concernant la sécurité mécanique et électrique; et • aspects concernant les performances mécaniques, électriques et logicielles, à moins qu'ils ne soient essentiels à l'exécution des ESSAIS D'ACCEPTATION et des ESSAIS DE CONSTANCE, et qu'ils affectent directement la qualité d'image, la PUISSANCE DE RAYONNEMENT et le positionnement du PATIENT. L'IEC 61223-3-5:2019 annule et remplace la première édition parue en 2004 et la deuxième édition de l'IEC 61223-2-6 parue en 2006. Cette édition constitue une révision technique. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente et à l'IEC 61223-2-6: a) modification de la protection contre les RAYONNEMENTS et des contrôles; b) modification des essais d'acceptation; c) introduction des essais de constance.

Ovrednotenje in rutinsko preskušanje v medicinskih oddelkih za slikanje - 3-5. del: Preskusi sprejemljivosti in konstantnosti - Slikovni učinek rentgenske opreme za računalniško podprto tomografijo (IEC 61223-3-5:2019)

Ta dokument se uporablja za NAPRAVE CT, ki ustrezajo standardom IEC 60601-2-44:2009, IEC 60601-2-44:2009/AMD1:2012 in IEC 60601-2-44:2009/AMD2:2016. Standard IEC 60601-2-44 in ta dokument: – določa osnovne parametre, ki opisujejo delovanje NAPRAV CT, kar zadeva kakovost slike, IZHODNO SEVANJE in položaj PREISKOVANCA; seznam parametrov, ki jih je treba preskusiti, je na voljo v točki 4.3, – določa postopke za preskušanje osnovnih parametrov; in – vrednoti skladnost s tolerancami parametrov, ki jih DOLOČAJO SPREMLJEVALNI DOKUMENTI. Postopki, določeni v standardu IEC 60601-2-44 in v tem dokumentu, se opirajo na neinvazivne meritve z uporabo ustrezne preskuševalne opreme, ki se opravijo med namestitvijo ali po njej. Podpisane izjave, ki zajemajo korake postopka namestitve, je mogoče uporabiti kot del poročila o PRESKUSU SPREJEMLJIVOSTI. Ta dokument se uporablja za PRESKUSE SPREJEMLJIVOSTI in PRESKUSE NESPREMENLJIVOSTI na NAPRAVAH CT. Namen PRESKUSOV SPREJEMLJIVOSTI je potrditi skladnost namestitve ali VEČJEGA SERVISNEGA DELA s specifikacijami, ki vplivajo na kakovost slike, IZHODNO SEVANJE in položaj PREISKOVANCA. PRESKUSI NESPREMENLJIVOSTI se izvajajo, da se zagotovi, da zmogljivost delovanja OPREME ustreza UVELJAVLJENIM MERILOM, ter da se omogoči zgodnje prepoznavanje sprememb v lastnostih komponent OPREME in preveri skladnost s specifikacijami, ki vplivajo na kakovost slike, IZHODNO SEVANJE in položaj PREISKOVANCA. Ta dokument vsebuje tudi zahteve, povezane s PRESKUSOM SPREJEMLJIVOSTI in PRESKUSOM NESPREMENLJIVOSTI, za SPREMLJEVALNE DOKUMENTE NAPRAVE CT. Ta dokument se ne uporablja za: – vidike mehanske in električne varnosti; ter – vidike mehanskega in električnega delovanja ter delovanja programske opreme, razen če so ti bistveni za izvajanje PRESKUSOV SPREJEMLJIVOSTI in PRESKUSOV NESPREMENLJIVOSTI ter neposredno vplivajo na kakovost slike, IZHODNO SEVANJE in položaj PREISKOVANCA.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN IEC 61223-3-5:2020
01-januar-2020
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 61223-2-6:2010
SIST EN 61223-3-5:2005

Ovrednotenje in rutinsko preskušanje v medicinskih oddelkih za slikanje - 3-5. del:

Preskusi sprejemljivosti in konstantnosti - Slikovni učinek rentgenske opreme za
računalniško podprto tomografijo (IEC 61223-3-5:2019)

Evaluation and routine testing in medical imaging departments - Part 3-5: Acceptance

tests and constancy tests - Imaging performance of computed tomography X-ray
equipment (IEC 61223-3-5:2019)

Bewertung und routinemäßige Prüfung in Abteilungen für medizinische Bildgebung - Teil

3-5: Abnahmeprüfungen - Leistungsmerkmale zur Bildgebung von Röntgeneinrichtungen

für Computertomographie (IEC 61223-3-5:2019)

Essais d'évaluation et de routine dans les services d'imagerie médicale - Partie 3-5:

Essais d'acceptation et de constance - Performance d'imagerie des équipements de
tomodensitométrie à rayonnement X (IEC 61223-3-5:2019)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 61223-3-5:2019
ICS:
11.040.50 Radiografska oprema Radiographic equipment
SIST EN IEC 61223-3-5:2020 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD EN IEC 61223-3-5
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
November 2019
ICS 11.040.50 Supersedes EN 61223-3-5:2004 and all of its
amendments and corrigenda (if any)
English Version
Evaluation and routine testing in medical imaging departments -
Part 3-5: Acceptance tests and and constancy tests - Imaging
performance of computed tomography X-ray equipment
(IEC 61223-3-5:2019)

Essais d'évaluation et de routine dans les services Bewertung und routinemäßige Prüfung in Abteilungen für

d'imagerie médicale - Partie 3-5: Essais d'acceptation et de medizinische Bildgebung - Teil 3-5: Abnahmeprüfungen -

constance - Performance d'imagerie des équipements de Leistungsmerkmale zur Bildgebung von

tomodensitométrie à rayonnement X Röntgeneinrichtungen für Computertomographie
(IEC 61223-3-5:2019) (IEC 61223-3-5:2019)

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European foreword

The text of document 62B/1134/FDIS, future edition 2 of IEC 61223-3-5, prepared by SC 62B

"Diagnostic imaging equipment" of IEC/TC 62 "Electrical equipment in medical practice" was

submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by CENELEC as EN IEC 61223-3-5:2019.

The following dates are fixed:

• latest date by which the document has to be implemented at national (dop) 2020-07-21

level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with the (dow) 2022-10-21

document have to be withdrawn

This document supersedes EN 61223-3-5:2004 and all of its amendments and corrigenda (if any).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 61223-3-5:2019 was approved by CENELEC as a

European Standard without any modification.

In the official version, for Bibliography, the following note has to be added for the standard indicated:

IEC 61674:2012 NOTE Harmonized as EN 61674:2013 (not modified)
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Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)

applies.

NOTE 1 Where an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant

EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available here:

www.cenelec.eu.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 60601-1 2005 Medical electrical equipment - Part 1: EN 60601-1 2006
General requirements for basic safety and
essential performance
+ A1 2012 + A1 2013
- - + A12 2014

IEC 60601-2-44 2009 Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-44: EN 60601-2-44 2009

Particular requirements for the basic safety
and essential performance of X-ray
equipment for computed tomography
- - + A11 2011
+ A1 2012 + A1 2012
+ A2 2016 + A2 2016
IEC/TR 60788 2004 Medical electrical equipment - Glossary of - -
defined terms
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Evaluation and routine testing in medical imaging departments –
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équipements de tomodensitométrie à rayonnement X
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 5

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 7

1 Scope and object ............................................................................................................. 8

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 9

3 Terms and definitions ...................................................................................................... 9

4 General aspects of ACCEPTANCE TESTS and CONSTANCY TESTS ........................................ 17

4.1 General conditions to be considered in test procedures ........................................ 17

4.1.1 General ......................................................................................................... 17

4.1.2 Preconditions ................................................................................................. 18

4.1.3 BASELINE VALUES ............................................................................................ 18

4.1.4 Identification and recording of equipment, instrumentation, and test

conditions ...................................................................................................... 18

4.1.5 TEST DEVICES ................................................................................................. 18

4.2 Documents and data for the tests in the ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS ...................... 19

4.3 Scope of tests ....................................................................................................... 20

4.4 Considerations for selection of ACCEPTANCE and CONSTANCY TESTS ....................... 20

4.5 Measuring equipment ............................................................................................ 21

4.6 Actions to be taken after a MAJOR SERVICE ACTION ................................................. 21

4.7 Establishment of BASELINE VALUES ......................................................................... 21

4.8 Frequency of CONSTANCY TESTS ............................................................................. 22

5 Test methods for CT SCANNERS ...................................................................................... 22

5.1 Positioning of the PATIENT SUPPORT ....................................................................... 22

5.1.1 Summary ....................................................................................................... 22

5.1.2 Test equipment .............................................................................................. 22

5.1.3 Test procedure .............................................................................................. 22

5.1.4 Data evaluation ............................................................................................. 23

5.1.5 Criteria to be applied ..................................................................................... 23

5.1.6 Constancy testing .......................................................................................... 23

5.2 PATIENT positioning accuracy ................................................................................ 24

5.2.1 Axial PATIENT positioning accuracy ................................................................. 24

5.2.2 Sagittal and coronal PATIENT positioning light accuracy (if available) .............. 25

5.2.3 Constancy testing – Axial, sagittal, and coronal positioning light

accuracy ........................................................................................................ 25

5.3 RECONSTRUCTED SECTION THICKNESS ...................................................................... 26

5.3.1 General ......................................................................................................... 26

5.3.2 RECONSTRUCTED SECTION THICKNESS for axial scanning .................................. 26

5.3.3 RECONSTRUCTED SECTION THICKNESS for helical scanning ............................... 28

5.4 Dose ..................................................................................................................... 28

5.4.1 Summary ....................................................................................................... 28

5.4.2 Test equipment .............................................................................................. 28

5.4.3 Test procedure .............................................................................................. 28

5.4.4 Data evaluation ............................................................................................. 29

5.4.5 Criteria to be applied ..................................................................................... 30

5.4.6 Constancy testing .......................................................................................... 30

5.5 MEAN CT NUMBER, magnitude of NOISE, and UNIFORMITY ......................................... 31

5.5.1 Summary ....................................................................................................... 31

5.5.2 Test equipment .............................................................................................. 32

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5.5.3 Test procedure .............................................................................................. 32

5.5.4 Scan conditions ............................................................................................. 32

5.5.5 Criteria to be applied for ACCEPTANCE TEST .................................................... 35

5.5.6 Criteria to be applied for CONSTANCY TESTS .................................................... 36

5.6 SPATIAL RESOLUTION (high contrast) ....................................................................... 38

5.6.1 Summary ....................................................................................................... 38

5.6.2 Information to be supplied in the ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS .......................... 38

5.6.3 Test equipment .............................................................................................. 38

5.6.4 Test procedure .............................................................................................. 38

5.6.5 Data evaluation ............................................................................................. 39

5.6.6 Criteria to be applied ..................................................................................... 39

5.6.7 Constancy testing .......................................................................................... 39

5.7 Automatic exposure control (AEC) ........................................................................ 39

5.8 LOW CONTRAST RESOLUTION and LOW CONTRAST DETECTABILITY ............................... 40

Annex A (informative) Visual method for LOW CONTRAST RESOLUTION .................................... 41

Annex B (informative) DOSE PROFILE .................................................................................... 42

B.1 Summary .............................................................................................................. 42

B.2 Methods ................................................................................................................ 42

B.2.1 Point dosimeter method ................................................................................. 42

B.2.2 Film method ................................................................................................... 42

B.2.3 Criteria to be applied ..................................................................................... 42

Annex C (informative) Accuracy of the gantry tilt .................................................................. 43

C.1 Summary .............................................................................................................. 43

C.2 Method A .............................................................................................................. 43

C.2.1 Test equipment .............................................................................................. 43

C.2.2 Test procedure .............................................................................................. 43

C.2.3 Data evaluation ............................................................................................. 43

C.2.4 Criteria to be applied ..................................................................................... 43

C.3 Method B .............................................................................................................. 44

C.3.1 Test equipment .............................................................................................. 44

C.3.2 Test procedure .............................................................................................. 44

C.3.3 Data evaluation ............................................................................................. 44

C.4 Criteria to be applied............................................................................................. 44

Annex D (informative) Characterization of z-axis SPATIAL RESOLUTION .................................. 45

Annex E (informative) Helical RECONSTRUCTED SECTION THICKNESS ....................................... 46

E.1 Summary .............................................................................................................. 46

E.2 Test equipment ..................................................................................................... 46

E.3 Test procedure ...................................................................................................... 46

E.4 Data evaluation ..................................................................................................... 46

Annex F (informative) Guidance on action to be taken ......................................................... 47

F.1 Failing the ESTABLISHED CRITERIA at first measurement .......................................... 47

F.2 Failing the ESTABLISHED CRITERIA after repeated measurement .............................. 47

F.3 Marginally failing the ESTABLISHED CRITERIA ........................................................... 47

F.4 Substantially failing the ESTABLISHED CRITERIA ....................................................... 47

F.5 History of repeatedly failing the ESTABLISHED CRITERIA ........................................... 48

F.6 Failing the established CONSTANCY CRITERIA but passing the established

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA ............................................................................................ 48

F.7 Cases not covered by Clauses F.1 to F.5 .............................................................. 48

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Annex G (informative) Automated exposure control (AEC) ................................................... 49

G.1 Overview............................................................................................................... 49

G.2 Test equipment ..................................................................................................... 49

G.3 Test procedure ...................................................................................................... 49

G.4 Size-dependent modulation evaluation .................................................................. 49

G.4.1 Size-dependent modulation evaluation for Adult Body PROTOCOL

ELEMENTS ....................................................................................................... 49

G.4.2 Size-dependent modulation evaluation for Paediatric Body PROTOCOL

ELEMENTS ....................................................................................................... 50

G.5 Longitudinal modulation evaluation ....................................................................... 50

G.6 Data evaluation ..................................................................................................... 51

G.6.1 Size-dependent modulation evaluation .......................................................... 51

G.6.2 Longitudinal modulation evaluation ................................................................ 51

G.7 Criteria to be applied............................................................................................. 51

G.7.1 Size-dependent modulation evaluation .......................................................... 51

G.7.2 Longitudinal modulation evaluation ................................................................ 51

Annex H (informative) Mapping of IEC requirements to regulations ...................................... 52

Annex I (informative) Overview of criteria for acceptance and constancy testing for 5.5 ....... 54

Annex J (informative) Overview of criteria and frequency for all acceptance and

constancy testing ........................................................................................................... 55

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 59

Index of defined terms .......................................................................................................... 60

Figure 1 – Coordinate system ............................................................................................... 14

Figure 2 – Illustration of N × T, R and (N × T) + R ................................................................. 16

Figure G.1 – TEST DEVICE aligned .......................................................................................... 50

Table 1 – Test pattern for CTDI for Adult Body PROTOCOL ELEMENTS .......................... 29

free air
Table 2 – Combination of PROTOCOL ELEMENTS and PHANTOMS used for ACCEPTANCE

TEST scans ............................................................................................................................ 33

Table 3 – Combination of PROTOCOL ELEMENTS and PHANTOMS used for CONSTANCY

TEST scans ............................................................................................................................ 33

Table H.1 – Mapping of IEC requirements to regulations ....................................................... 52

Table I.1 – Overview of criteria for ACCEPTANCE and CONSTANCY TESTING for 5.5 ................... 54

Table J.1 –Overview of criteria and frequency ....................................................................... 55

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performance of computed tomography X-ray equipment
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This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2004, and the second

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a) modification of the RADIATION protection and control;
b) modification of the acceptance testing;
c) introduction of constancy testing.
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SIST EN IEC 61223-3-5:2020
– 6 – IEC 61223-3-5:2019 © IEC 2019
The text of this International Standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
62B/1134/FDIS 62B/1145/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this International Standard can be found in

the report on voting indicated in the above table.

This document has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

In this document, the following print types are used:

• requirements, compliance with which can be tested, and definitions: in roman type;

explanations, advice, notes, general statements, exceptions and references: in smaller type;

• test specifications: in italic type;

• TERMS USED THROUGHOUT THIS DOCUMENT THAT HAVE BEEN LISTED IN THE INDEX OF DEFINED

TERMS AND DEFINED IN CLAUSE 3, OR IN OTHER STANDARDS: SMALL CAPITALS.

A list of all parts in the IEC 61223 series, published under the general title Evaluation and

routine testing in medical imaging departments, can be found on the IEC website.

The committee has decided that the contents of this document will remain unchanged until the

stability date indicated on the IEC website under "http://webstore.iec.ch" in the data related to

the specific document. At this date, the document will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.

NOTE The attention of the users of this document is drawn to the fact that equipment MANUFACTURERS and testing

organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in

which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or

revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for

implementation nationally not earlier than 3 years from the date of publication.
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IEC 61223-3-5:2019 © IEC 2019 – 7 –
INTRODUCTION

This part of IEC 61223 gives methods for acceptance testing and constancy testing for

medical diagnostic CT equipment.

The complete set of ACCEPTANCE TESTS is to be carried out after new equipment has been

installed, or a subset of the tests is to be carried out after each MAJOR SERVICE ACTION that is

made to existing equipment. This is done in order to facilitate verification of applicable safety

and performance standards, regulations, and published and/or contractual specifications that

influence the image quality, RADIATION OUTPUT and PATIENT positioning.

To maintain the homogeneity of this document with the other IEC standards addressing

CT SCANNERS, the measuring methods and the terminology are taken as applicable from the

CT safety standard IEC 60601-2-44:2009, IEC 60601-2-4
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