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IEC 60601-2-36

Medical Electrical Equipment - Part 2: Particular Requirements for the Safety of Equipment for Extracorporeally Induced Lithotripsy

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Organization: IEC
Publication Date: 1 March 1997
Status: inactive
Page Count: 48
ICS Code (Medical equipment in general): 11.040.01
scope:

This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT and MEDICAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS.

If a clause or subclause is specifically intended to be applicable to ME EQUIPMENT only, or to ME SYSTEMS only, the title and content of that clause or subclause will say so. If that is not the case, the clause or subclause applies both to ME EQUIPMENT and to ME SYSTEMS, as relevant.

HAZARDS inherent in the intended physiological function of ME EQUIPMENT or ME SYSTEMS within the scope of this standard are not covered by specific requirements in this standard except in 7.2.13 and 8.4.1.

NOTE  See also 4.2.

This standard can also be applied to equipment used for compensation or alleviation of disease, injury or disability.

In vitro diagnostic equipment that does not fall within the definition of ME EQUIPMENT is covered by the IEC 61010 series2). This standard does not apply to the implantable parts of active implantable medical devices covered by ISO 14708-13).  

This Particular Standard applies to the safety of EQUIPMENT FOR EXTRACORPOREALLY INDUCED LITHOTRIPSY as defined in 2.1.101.

The applicability of this Particular Standard is limited to components directly involved in the LITHOTRIPSY treatment, such as, but not limited to, the generator of the PRESSURE PULSE, PATIENT support device, and their interactions with imaging and monitoring devices. Other devices, such as PATIENT treatment planning computers, X-ray and ultrasonic devices, are excluded from this Standard, because they are treated in other applicable IEC standards.

While this Particular Standard has been developed for EQUIPMENT intended for use in LITHOTRIPSY, it has been developed such that, as long as no other specific standards are available to be used for other medical applications of therapeutic extracorporeal PRESSURE PULSE equipment, this Standard may be used as a guideline.

2) IEC 61010 (all parts), Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use

3) ISO 14708-1, Implants for surgery - Active implantable medical devices - Part 1: General requirements for safety, marking and for information to be provided by the manufacturer

Document History

April 1, 2014
Medical electrical equipment – Part 2-36: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of equipment for extracorporeally induced lithotripsy
Replacement: This particular standard applies to BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of equipment for EXTRACORPOREALLY INDUCED LITHOTRIPSY as defined in 201.3.206 including equipment for other...
IEC 60601-2-36
March 1, 1997
Medical Electrical Equipment - Part 2: Particular Requirements for the Safety of Equipment for Extracorporeally Induced Lithotripsy
This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT and MEDICAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS....

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