IEC TR 61390:2022

Ultrasonics - Real-time pulse-echo systems - Test procedures to determine performance specifications


IEC TR 61390:2022 describes representative methods of measuring the performance of complete real-time medical ultrasonic imaging equipment in the frequency range 0,5 MHz to 23 MHz.

This document is relevant for real-time ultrasonic scanners based on the pulse-echo principle, for the types listed below:

- mechanical sector scanner;

- electronic phased array sector scanner;

- electronic linear array scanner;

-electronic curved array sector scanner;

- water-bath scanner based on any of the above four scanning mechanisms;

- plane-wave/fast imaging scanners;

- combination of several of the above methods (e.g. a linear array phased at the edge to produce a sector there to enlarge the field of view.

The methods described are based on evaluation of:

- sonograms obtained by scanning of tissue mimicking objects (phantoms);

- sonograms obtained by scanning of artificial, low- or highly reflective targets in suitable environments;

- parameters of the ultrasound field transmitted by the measured scanner.

This document does not relate to methods for measuring electrical parameters of the scanner’s electronic systems.

IEC TR 61390:2022 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1996. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

a) Several additional phantom designs are included in the main body of the document;

b) Several additional transducer types are included in the Scope;

c) Methods of analysis are presented in new Annex B.




Status Current
Edition 2022
No. of Pages 55
ICS Classification 11.040.50 Radiographic equipment
Committee TC 87
Available for Purchase For sale in Singapore only
Adoption IEC