An assessment of medical ultrasonic field measurements

Project Description

The overall aim of the project is to establish a common means of measurement and characterization of medical diagnostic ultrasonic fields based on working to IEC 1157. The ptoject will involve each participant making measurements on sources using calibrated small-area hydrophones inthe megahertz frequency range. Two reference sources will be used : one a pulse Check source and the other a small portable ultrasound scanner. Each laboratory will undertake measurements of the acoustic output of these sources in accordance with IEC 1157. Reference measuremnets will be made by the co-ordinating laboratory at the begining and the end of the project and checks will be made during the project

Part funded under the EC contract MAT1-CT940064 administered by the Standards, Measurement and Testing Programme.


Final Report

Project was completed and final report published in 1998.

An assessment of medical ultrasonic field measurement methods: final report for EC contract no. MATI-CT940064. NPL Report CMAM 17, July 1998 . T J Esward
An assessment of medical ultrasonic field measurement methods. EC Measurement and Testing Newsletter, December 1998. T J Esward

Subjects
Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration (AUV)
Coordinator
B. Zeqiri, NPL (United Kingdom)
Coordinating Institute
NPL (United Kingdom)
Participating Partners
PTB (Germany)
Further Partners
TNO
VTT
IA
IBTP
TIMUG
ROYAL UNITED HOSPITAL BATH