BS EN 61331-2:2014 - Protective devices against diagnostic medical X-radiation. Translucent protective plates

BS EN 61331-2:2014

Protective devices against diagnostic medical X-radiation. Translucent protective plates

Status : Current   Published : November 2014



IEC 61331-2:2014 applies to translucent protective plates used for radiation protection in X-ray diagnosis and in X-ray therapy. It also applies to translucent protective plates used for protection against gamma radiation in nuclear medicine and brachytherapy with automatically-controlled afterloading equipment. It does not cover other translucent radiation protection materials, e.g. leaded glasses or goggles for protection of the operator's eyes (eye spectacles); leaded face shields, which cover the entire face of the operator; patient eye protection; and thyroid/neck protective devices. This Part 2 deals with the requirements on:

- geometrical accuracy;

- optical quality of the material;

- spectral transmittance;

- radiation attenuation properties;

- marking; and

- statement of compliance with this standard. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 61331-2, published in 1994. It constitutes a technical revision. This second edition has been adapted to apply to the present technology. The essential changes and extensions are:

- extension of scope to cover all kinds of translucent protective plates and all kinds of radiation qualities and gamma radiation;

- removal of definition and requirements for translucent protective plates for visual imaging;

- changes of requirements concerning geometrical accuracy and optical quality;

- changes of requirements concerning determination of lead equivalent and minimal thickness; and

- changes of requirements concerning information and marking.

Standard NumberBS EN 61331-2:2014
TitleProtective devices against diagnostic medical X-radiation. Translucent protective plates
Publication Date30 November 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60601-1-3:2008/corrigendum Mar. 2010, IEC 61331-1:2014, EN 60601-1:2006, EN 60601-1:2006+Ac:2014, EN 61331-1:2014, IEC/TR 60788:2004, EN 60601-1:2006+A1:2013, FprEN 60601-2-8:2010, EN 60601-1-3:2008, EN 60601-1-3:2008+AC:2014, EN 60601-1-3:2008+A1:2013, EN 60601-1:2006+A11:2011, IEC 60601-2-8:2010, IEC 60601-1-3:2008, ISO 3534-1:2006, EN 60601-1:2006/corrigendum Mar. 2010, IEC 60601-1:2005, ISO/IEC Guide 99:2007, IEC 60601-1-3:2008/AMD1:2013, IEC 60601-1:2005/AMD1:2012
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 60601-2-17:2014, IEC 60825-14:2004, IEC 60050-393:2003, IEC 60601-2-17:2013
ReplacesBS EN 61331-2:2002
International RelationshipsEN 61331-2:2014,IEC 61331-2:2014
Draft Superseded By12/30242781 DC
DescriptorsMarking, Dimensions, Transmittance, Medical radiography, Radiology apparatus (medical), Radiation protection, Medical radiology, Radiation, X-rays, Wave properties and phenomena, Attenuation, Defects, Geometry, Radiation shields, Sheet materials, Glass, Dimensional tolerances, Optical glass
Title in FrenchDispositifs de protection radiologique contre les rayonnements X pour diagnostic médical. Plaques translucides de protection radiologique
Title in GermanStrahlenschutz in der medizinischen Röntgendiagnostik. Durchsichtige Schutzplatten
ISBN978 0 580 74634 5
File Size1.098 MB

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