IEC TR 60854:1986 

Methods of measuring the performance of ultrasonic pulse-echo diagnostic equipment


Do you need a multi-user copy?




Defines parameters and outlines test methods for measuring performance of pulse-echo medical diagnostic systems that employ single-element transducers and operate in the 0.5 MHz to 25 MHz acoustic frequency range. Provides a generally acceptable basis for measuring and reporting the principal performance parameters of complete diagnostic systems. The performance parameters specified, and the corresponding methods of measurement, have been chosen in order to provide a basis for comparison between similar apparatus of different makes intended for the same kind of diagnostic application. The set of results and values obtained from the use of the recommended methods will provide useful criteria for predicting the performance of equipment in appropriate diagnostic applications. In order that the recommendations should be suitable for general applications, methods have been specified which do not require unusual and expensive equipment for their implementation. Where one basic diagnostic system accommodates more than one option in respect of a particular system component, such as the transducer, it is intended that, wherever appropriate, each option be regarded as a separate system. Has the status of a technical report.

Look inside

Additional information

Publication typeTechnical Report
Publication date1986-10-30
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 87 - Ultrasonicsrss
ICS11.040.50 - Radiographic equipment
17.140.50 - Electroacoustics
Stability date  2021
File size2543 KB

The following test report forms are related:

Share this page

Share your publications

Learn how to share your publications with your colleagues, using networking options.

Payment information

Our prices are in Swiss francs (CHF). We accept all major credit cards (American Express, Mastercard and Visa), PayPal and bank transfers as form of payment.

Keep in touch

Keep up to date with new publication releases and announcements with our free IEC Just Published email newsletter.

Contact customer services

Please send your enquiry by email or call us on +41 22 919 02 11 between 09:00 – 17:00 CET Monday to Friday.