IEC Releases IEC 62563-1:2009/AMD1:2016, Medical Image Display Systems

ultrasoundThe International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has published an amendment to IEC 62563-1:2009. The new publication is titled, “Amendment 1 – Medical electrical equipment – Medical image display systems – Part 1: Evaluation methods.” The amendment and a consolidated version are both available on the IEC webstore.

Description from the IEC website:

IEC 62563-1:2009+A1:2016 describes the evaluation methods for testing medical image display systems. It is directed to practical tests that can be visually evaluated or measured using basic test equipment. More advanced or more quantitative measurements can be performed on these devices, but these are beyond the scope of this document. IEC 62563-1:2009 applies to medical image display systems, which can display monochrome image information in the form of greyscale values on colour and greyscale image display systems (e.g. cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors, flat panel displays, projection system). This standard applies to medical image display systems used for diagnostic (interpretation of medical images toward rendering clinical diagnosis) or viewing (viewing medical images for medical purposes other than for providing a medical interpretation) purposes and therefore having specific requirements in terms of image quality. Head mounted image display systems and image display systems used for confirming positioning and for operation of the system are not covered by this standard. This consolidated version consists of the first edition (2009) and its amendment 1 (2016). Therefore, no need to order amendment in addition to this publication.

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