IEC Publishes IEC 60601-2-64 Standard

light ion beam medical electrical equipment | In Compliance Magazine

The International Electrotechnical Commission has published a new standard, IEC 60601-2-64. IEC 60601-2-64 applies to “Medical electrical equipment – Part 2-64: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of light ion beam medical electrical equipment.” The standard can be purchased on the IEC’s website.


“IEC 60601-2-64:2014 applies to the basic safety and essential performance of Light Ion Beam Medical Electrical equipment, hereafter referred to as ME equipment, used for treatment of patients. This particular standard, with the inclusion of type tests and site tests, applies respectively to the manufacture and some installation aspects of ME equipment intended for radiotherapy in human medical practice, including those in which the selection and display of operating parameters can be controlled automatically by programmable electronic subsystems, that, in normal use, deliver a radiation beam of light ions having energy per nucleon in the range 10 MeV/n to 500 MeV/n. Key words: nuclear medicine, radiation dosimetry.”

*Description from IEC website

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