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Reference P-IEC 60601-2-17 ed2.0 withdrawn corrigendum
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Title Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-17: Particular requirements for the safety of automatically-controlled brachytherapy afterloading equipment
Publication date 2004-01-29
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190.- 32 pages
190.- 385 Kb
 
Abstract The use of afterloading equipment for brachytherapy purposes may expose patients to danger if the equipment fails to deliver the required dose to the patient, or if the equipment design does not satisfy standards of electrical and mechanical safety. The equipment may also cause danger to persons in the vicinity if the equipment itself fails to contain the radioactive source(s) adequately within the storage container(s) and/or if there are inadequacies in the design of the treatment room. This Particular Standard establishes requirements to be complied with by manufacturers in the design and construction of afterloading equipment for use in temporary brachytherapy procedures. Its purpose is to identify those features of design that are regarded, at the present time, as essential for the safe operation of such equipment. It places limits on the degradation of equipment performance beyond which it can be presumed that a fault condition exists and where an interlock then operates to return the radioactive source(s) to the storage container(s) and afterwards to prevent continued operation of the equipment.
Technical Committee 62C - Equipment for radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and radiation dosimetry  RSS
ICS Codes
11.040.60 Therapy equipment

19.100 Non-destructive testing
*Including testing equipment: industrial apparatus for X-ray and gamma radiography, penetrant flaw detectors, etc.
*Non-destructive testing of welded joints, see 25.160.40
*Industrial radiographic films, see 37.040.25
*Non-destructive testing of metals, see 77.040.20
 
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