BS EN 62555:2014 - Ultrasonics. Power measurement. High intensity therapeutic ultrasound (HITU) transducers and systems

BS EN 62555:2014

Ultrasonics. Power measurement. High intensity therapeutic ultrasound (HITU) transducers and systems

Status : Current   Published : May 2014



IEC 62555:2013 establishes general principles relevant to HITU fields for the use of radiation force balances in which an obstacle (target) intercepts the sound field to be measured; specifies a calorimetric method of determining the total emitted acoustic power of ultrasonic transducers based on the measurement of thermal expansion of a fluid-filled target; specifies requirements related to the statement of electrical power characteristics of ultrasonic transducers; provides guidance related to the avoidance of acoustic cavitation during measurement; provides guidance related to the measurement of HITU transducers of different construction and geometry, including collimated, diverging and convergent transducers, and multi-element transducers; provides guidance on the choice of the most appropriate measurement method; and provides information on assessment of overall measurement uncertainties. This International Standard is applicable to the measurement of ultrasonic power generated by HITU equipment up to 500 W in the frequency range from 0,5 MHz to 5 MHz. HITU equipment may generate convergent, collimated or divergent fields. For frequencies less than 500 kHz, no validations exist and the user should assess the uncertainties of the power measurement and measurement system at the frequencies of operation. This International Standard does not apply to ultrasound equipment used for physiotherapy, for lithotripsy for general pain relief.

Standard NumberBS EN 62555:2014
TitleUltrasonics. Power measurement. High intensity therapeutic ultrasound (HITU) transducers and systems
Publication Date31 May 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC/TR 62781, EN 61161:2013, IEC 61161:2013
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60050, GUM:1995, ISO/IEC Guide 98-3:2008, IEC 62127-2, IEC/TR 62649:2010, IEC 60601-2-62, IEC/TS 62556
International RelationshipsEN 62555:2014,IEC 62555:2013
Draft Superseded By11/30209557 DC
DescriptorsUltrasonics, Ultrasonic frequencies, Accuracy, Power measurement, Acoustic measurement, Test equipment, Liquids, Testing conditions, Radiant flux density, Formulae (mathematics), Flux (rate), Transducers, Acoustics
Title in FrenchUltrasons. Mesurage de puissance. Transducteurs et systèmes ultrasonores thérapeutiques de haute intensité (HITU)
Title in GermanUltraschall. Leistungsmessung. Messung der Ausgangsleistung für hochintensive, therapeutische Ultraschallwandler und -systeme
ISBN978 0 580 69088 4
File Size1.956 MB

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