FprEN IEC 60601-2-54:2022

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-54: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of X-ray equipment for radiography and radioscopy FprEN IEC 60601-2-54:2022

Publication date:   Sep 10, 2021

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50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat   Aug 5, 2022


CLC/TC 62 Electrical equipment in medical practice

European Norm

11.040.50   Radiographic equipment



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<!-- NEW! -->IEC 60601-2-54:2022 is available as <a href="https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/79133">IEC 60601-2-54:2022 RLV</a> which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.</br></br>IEC 60601-2-54:2022 applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS intended to be used for projection RADIOGRAPHY and INDIRECT RADIOSCOPY. IEC 60601-2-43 applies to ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS intended to be used for interventional applications and refers to applicable requirements in this document. ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS intended to be used for bone or tissue absorption densitometry, computed tomography, mammography or dental or radiotherapy applications are excluded from the scope of this document. The scope of this document also excludes radiotherapy simulators. 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. IEC 60601-2-54:2022 edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2009, Amendment 1:2015 and Amendment 2:2018. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes editorial and technical changes to reflect the IEC 60601 1:2005/AMD2:2020. It also contains corrections and technical improvements. Significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:

a) a new specific term DOSIMETER is introduced to replace the general term DOSEMETER;

b) terms and definitions taken exclusively from IEC TR 60788:2004 and which are specifically applicable in this document have been moved to 201.3;

c) the collateral standards IEC 60601-1-11:2015, IEC 60601-1-11:2015/AMD1:2020, IEC 60601-1-12:2014 and IEC 60601-1-12:2014/AMD1:2020 are applicable if MANUFACTURER so declares;

d) the subclause 201.11.101 “Protection against excessive temperatures of X-ray tube assemblies” has been removed from this document as its requirements are sufficiently and clearly covered by IEC 60601-1:2005, IEC 60601-1:2005/AMD1:2012, IEC 60601-1:2005/AMD2:2020 and IEC 60601-2-28:2017;

e) to adopt changes which are introduced with respect to indicator lights in 7.8.1 of the IEC 60601-1:2005/AMD2:2020 clarification of requirements is provided to avoid conflicts with requirements of indicator lights stipulated for X-RAY EQUIPMENT;

f) explanation of the term ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE is provided in Annex AA to emphasize the performance of the clinical function under NORMAL and SINGLE FAULT CONDITIONS. CONDITIONS.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC

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FprEN IEC 60601-2-54:2022
50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat
Aug 5, 2022