PD IEC TR 63183:2019 - Guidance on error and warning messages for software used in radiotherapy
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PD IEC TR 63183:2019

Guidance on error and warning messages for software used in radiotherapy

Status : Current   Published : January 2020



IEC TR 63183:2019 provides guidance on the usage and form of error or warning messages written for software used in RADIOTHERAPY. It does not replace any requirements existing in the safety standards but is meant to be used as a supplement to existing standards on usability by providing specific examples in the field of RADIOTHERAPY.

The two main goals of this document are

1) to present in a concise manner the best practices and design guidelines for good message dialogs, and

2) to illustrate these design guidelines with specific examples from the field of radiation oncology.

This document is intended to be read by the following MANUFACTURERS’ employees and representatives:

– engineering department members including: software engineers, RISK managers, quality assurance engineers, technical writers, etc.;

– usability and human factors engineers;

– marketing representatives (product marketing, product managers, business analysts).

Throughout this document, unless specifically called out, these guidelines apply to all categories of messages summarily called error or warning messages (e.g. critical error, warning, system status, informational, routine interlock messages).

Standard NumberPD IEC TR 63183:2019
TitleGuidance on error and warning messages for software used in radiotherapy
Publication Date03 January 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 62366-1:2015, IEC TR 60788:2004, IEC 60601-1:2005, IEC 60601-2-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
International RelationshipsIEC TR 63183:2019
DescriptorsWarning signs, Error messages, Errors, Error checks, Testing, X-rays, Radiology, Radiation physics, Medical radiology, Treatment, Clinical medicine, Radiotherapy
ISBN978 0 580 99921 5
File Size2.854 MB

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