Magnetic resonance equipment for medical imaging - Instructions for marking items within the controlled access area

1.1 This international standard applies to the practice of marking of items that might be used in the magnetic
resonance (MR) environment.
1.2 The purpose of this practice is to mark items that might be brought into the MR environment and to
recommend information that should be included in the marking.
1.3 The standard specifies the permanent marking of items, which are used in an MR environment, by means of
terms and icons.
1.4 MR image artifacts are not considered to be a performance issue and so are not addressed in this international
standard practice (see X1.5).
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in
this standard.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the
responsibility of the user of his standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the
applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Standardverfahren für die Kennzeichnung medizinischer Geräte und anderer Gegenstände zur Sicherheit in der Umgebung von Magnetresonanzeinrichtungen

Appareils à résonance magnétique utilisés pour l'imagerie médicale - Instructions pour le marquage des éléments à l'intérieur de la zone à accès contrôlé

L'IEC 62570:2014 s'applique aux pratiques de marquage des éléments qui pourraient être utilisés dans des environnements de résonance magnétique (RM). L'objectif de cette pratique est de marquer les éléments qui peuvent ne pas être installés dans un environnement de RM, mais aussi d'indiquer les informations qu'il convient d'intégrer au marquage. La norme spécifie le marquage permanent des éléments utilisés dans un environnement de RM via des termes et symboles. Les artefacts d'image à RM ne constituent pas un problème de performance et ne sont donc pas abordés dans cette pratique internationale normalisée. Les valeurs indiquées dans des unités SI doivent être considérées comme normalisées. Aucune autre unité de mesure n'est utilisée dans cette norme. L'IEC 62570 comprend le texte non modifié de la ASTM F2503-13. Elle a été établie par le sous-comité 62B: Appareils d'imagerie de diagnostic, du comité d'études 62 de l'IEC: Equipements électriques dans la pratique médicale, en collaboration avec la ASTM.

Oprema z magnetno resonanco za medicinsko slikanje - Navodila za označevanje predmetov znotraj nadzorovanega območja

Ta standard se nanaša na prakso označevanja predmetov, ki bi se lahko uporabljali v okolju magnetne resonance (MR). Namen te prakse je označevanje predmetov, ki bi se lahko vnesli v okolje MR, in priporočiti informacije, ki bi jih bilo smiselno vključiti v oznako. Standard določa trajno označevanje predmetov, ki se uporabljajo v okolju MR, in sicer z izrazi in ikonami. Artefakti pri slikah v okviru MR se ne štejejo za težavo pri delovanju, zato niso obravnavani v praksi tega mednarodnega standarda (glej točko X1.5). Vrednosti, podane v enotah SI, se štejejo za standard. V tem standardu niso vključene druge merilne enote. Ta standard ne obravnava vseh morebitnih varnostnih težav, ki se nanašajo na njegovo uporabo. Za vzpostavitev ustreznih varnostnih in zdravstvenih praks ter za določitev uporabnosti regulativnih omejitev pred uporabo je odgovoren uporabnik tega standarda.

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Magnetic resonance equipment for medical imaging - Instructions for marking items

within the controlled access area
Standardverfahren für die Kennzeichnung medizinischer Geräte und anderer
Gegenstände zur Sicherheit in der Umgebung von Magnetresonanzeinrichtungen

Appareils à résonance magnétique utilisés pour l'imagerie médicale - Instructions pour le

marquage des éléments à l'intérieur de la zone à accès contrôlé
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 62570:2015
ICS:
11.040.50 Radiografska oprema Radiographic equipment
11.040.55 'LDJQRVWLþQDRSUHPD Diagnostic equipment
SIST EN 62570:2015 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 62570
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
May 2015
ICS 11.040.50; 11.040.55
English Version
Standard practice for marking medical devices and other items
for safety in the magnetic resonance environment
(IEC 62570:2014)

Pratiques normalisées relatives au marquage des appareils Standardverfahren für die Kennzeichnung medizinischer

médicaux et des éléments de sûreté divers dédiés aux Geräte und anderer Gegenstände zur Sicherheit in der

environnements de résonance magnétique Umgebung von Magnetresonanzeinrichtungen
(IEC 62570:2014) (IEC 62570:2014)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2015-04-14. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC

Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

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EN 62570:2015
Foreword

The text of document 62B/933/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 62570, prepared by SC 62B "Diagnostic

imaging equipment" of IEC/TC 62 "Electrical equipment in medical practice" was submitted to the IEC-

CENELEC parallel vote and approved by CENELEC as EN 62570:2015.
The following dates are fixed:
(dop) 2016-01-14
• latest date by which the document has to be implemented at
national level by publication of an identical national
standard or by endorsement
(dow) 2018-04-14
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with
the document have to be withdrawn

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC [and/or CEN] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such

patent rights.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European Commission

and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For the relationship with EU Directive 93/42/EEC, see informative Annex ZZ, which is an integral part

of this document.
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 62570:2014 was approved by CENELEC as a European

Standard without any modification.
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EN 62570:2015
Annex ZA
(normative)
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

NOTE 1 When an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod),

the relevant EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2 Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is

available here: www.cenelec.eu.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
ASTM F2052 - Standard Test Method for Measurement of - -
Magnetically Induced Displacement Force
on Medical Devices in the Magnetic
Resonance Environment
ASTM F2119 - Standard Test Method for Evaluation of MR - -
Image Artifacts from Passive Implants
ASTM F2182 - Standard Test Method for Measurement of - -
Radio Frequency Induced Heating On or
Near Passive Implants During Magnetic
Resonance Imaging
ASTM F2213 - Standard Test Method for Measurement of - -
Magnetically Induced Torque on Medical
Devices in the Magnetic Resonance
Environment
IEC 60601-2-33 2010 Medical electrical equipment - EN 60601-2-33 2010
Part 2-33: Particular requirements for the
- - + corrigendum Oct. 2010
basic safety and essential performance of
magnetic resonance equipment for medical
- - + A11 2011
diagnosis
ISO 14971 - Medical devices - Application of risk EN ISO 14971 -
management to medical devices
ISO/IEC Guide 51 - Safety aspects - Guidelines for their - -
inclusion in standards
ISO/TS 10974 - Assessment of the safety of magnetic - -
resonance imaging for patients with an
active implantable medical device
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Annex ZZ
(informative)
Coverage of Essential Requirements of EU Directives

This European Standard has been prepared under a mandate given to CENELEC by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and within its scope the Standard covers all

relevant essential requirements given in Annex I of EU Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993

concerning medical devices.

Compliance with this standard provides one means of conformity with the specified essential

requirements of the Directive concerned.

WARNING: Other requirements and other EU Directives can be applied to the products falling within

the scope of this standard.
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ............................................................................................................................................ 3

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 5

2 Referenced Documents .................................................................................................... 5

3 Terminology ..................................................................................................................... 6

4 Significance and Use ....................................................................................................... 7

5 Requirements for assessment of potential hazards caused by interactions of an item

and the MR Environment .................................................................................................. 7

6 Methods of Marking.......................................................................................................... 7

7 Information Included in MR Marking ................................................................................. 8

8 Keywords ....................................................................................................................... 10

APPENDIX ............................................................................................................................ 13

X1. RATIONALE ................................................................................................................... 13

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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STANDARD PRACTICE FOR MARKING MEDICAL DEVICES AND OTHER
ITEMS FOR SAFETY IN THE MAGNETIC RESONANCE ENVIRONMENT
FOREWORD

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rights. IEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

International Standard IEC 62570, integrating the unmodified text of ASTM F2503 - 13, has been

developed by subcommittee 62B: Diagnostic imaging equipment, of IEC technical committee 62:

Medical equipment in medical practice, in collaboration with ASTM.
The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
62B/933/FDIS 62B/934/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

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The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until the

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the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be
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• reconfirmed,
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• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.

IMPORTANT – The “colour inside” logo on the cover page of this publication indicates

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of its contents. Users should therefore print this publication using a colour printer.

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Standard Practice for
Marking Medical Devices and Other Items for Safety in the Magnetic
Resonance Environment

This standard is issued under the fixed designation F2503 - 13; the number immediately following the designation

indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses

indicates the year of last reapproval. A superscript epsilon (ε) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or

reapproval.
1. Scope

1.1 This international standard applies to the practice of marking of items that might be used in the magnetic

resonance (MR) environment.

1.2 The purpose of this practice is to mark items that might be brought into the MR environment and to

recommend information that should be included in the marking.

1.3 The standard specifies the permanent marking of items, which are used in an MR environment, by means of

terms and icons.

1.4 MR image artifacts are not considered to be a performance issue and so are not addressed in this international

standard practice (see X1.5).

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in

this standard.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the

responsibility of the user of his standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the

applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents

2.1 The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For

dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.
2.2 ASTM Standards:

F2052 Test Method for Measurement of Magnetically Induced Displacement Force on Medical Devices in the

Magnetic Resonance Environment

F2119 Test Method for Evaluation of MR Image Artifacts from Passive Implants

F2182 Test Method for Measurement of Radio Frequency Induced Heating On or Near Passive Implants During

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

F2213 Test Method for Measurement of Magnetically Induced Torque on Medical Devices in the Magnetic

Resonance Environment
2.3 Other Standards:

IEC 60601-2-33 Medical Electrical Equipment—Part 2-33: Particular Requirements for the Safety of Magnetic

Resonance Equipment for Medical Diagnosis

ISO 14971 Medical Devices — Application of Risk Management to Medical Devices

ISO/IEC Guide 51 Safety Aspects — Guidelines for their Inclusion in Standards

ISO TS 10974 Assessment of the Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Patients with an Active Implantable

Medical Device

This practice is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices and is the direct

responsibility of Subcommittee F04.15 on Material Test Methods.

Current edition approved Oct. 1, 2008. Published November 2008. Originally approved in 2005. Last previous edition approved in 2005 as

F2503 – 05. DOI: 10.1520/F2503 - 08.

For referenced ASTM standards, visit the ASTM website, www.astm.org, or contact ASTM Customer Service at service@astm.org. For

Annual Book of ASTM Standards volume information, refer to the standard's Document Summary page on the ASTM website.

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3. Terminology
3.1 Definitions:

3.1.1 harmful interaction— unintended direct or indirect interaction of items with MR equipment,

especially with the static magnetic field, the gradient fields and the RF fields of the MR equipment, that

can pose hazards to patients or other persons.

NOTE 1- In this context, the affected image quality or image artifacts are not considered to be a harmful

interaction.
3.1.2 hazard—potential source of harm. [ISO/IEC Guide 51]
3.1.3 item—object that might be brought into the MR environment.

3.1.4 magnetically induced displacement force—force produced when a magnetic object is exposed to the spatial

gradient of a static magnetic field. This force will tend to cause the object to translate in the spatial gradient of the

static magnetic field.

3.1.5 magnetically induced torque—torque produced when a magnetic object is exposed to a magnetic field. This

torque will tend to cause the object to align itself along the magnetic field in an equilibrium direction that induces no

torque.

3.1.6 magnetic induction or magnetic flux density (B in T)—that magnetic vector quantity which at any point in a

magnetic field is measured either by the mechanical force experienced by an element of electric current at the point,

or by the electromotive force induced in an elementary loop during any change in flux linkages with the loop at the

point. The magnetic induction is frequently referred to as the magnetic field. B is the static field in an MR

equipment and accessories. Plain type indicates a scalar (for example, B) and bold type indicates a vector (for

example, B).

3.1.7 magnetic resonance (MR)—resonant absorption of electromagnetic energy by an ensemble of

atomic nuclei situated in a magnetic field. IEC 60601-2-33, definition 201.3.217

3.1.8 magnetic resonance (MR) equipment—medical electrical equipment which is intended for in vivo

magnetic resonance examination of a patient comprising all parts in hardware and software from the

supply mains to the display monitor.

NOTE 2- The MR equipment is a programmable electrical medical system (PEMS) IEC 60601-2-33,

definition 201.3.218

3.1.9 magnetic resonance (MR) examination—process of acquiring data by magnetic resonance from a

patient IEC 60601-2-33, definition 201.3.219

3.1.10 magnetic resonance (MR) environment—the three dimensional volume of space surrounding the MR

magnet that contains both the Faraday shielded volume and the 0.50 mT field contour (5 gauss (G) line). This

volume is the region in which an item might pose a hazard from exposure to the electromagnetic fields produced by

the MR equipment and accessories.

3.1.11 MR Conditional–an item with demonstrated safety in the MR environment within defined conditions. At a

minimum, address the conditions of the static magnetic field, the switched gradient magnetic field and the

radiofrequency fields. Additional conditions, including specific configurations of the item, may be required.

3.1.12 Supplementary Marking—additional information that, in association with a marking as “MR Conditional,”

states via additional language the conditions in which an item can be used safely within the MR environment.

3.1.13 MR Safe—an item that poses no known hazards resulting from exposure to any MR environment. MR

Safe items are composed of materials that are electrically nonconductive, nonmetallic, and nonmagnetic

Note 3- An item composed entirely of electrically nonconductive, nonmetallic and nonmagnetic materials may be

determined to be MR Safe by providing a scientifically based rationale rather than test data. Examples of MR Safe items are

a cotton blanket or a silicone catheter.

3.1.14 MR Unsafe—an item which poses unacceptable risks to the patient, medical staff or other persons within

the MR environment.

NOTE 4— ISO 14971 Medical devices - Application of risk management to medical devices, includes a process for evaluating

risks, including identifying unacceptable risks. MR Unsafe items include items such as a pair of ferromagnetic scissors.

3.1.15 medical device—any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, appliance, implant, in vitro reagent or

calibrator, software, material, or other similar or related article, intended by the manufacturer to be used, alone or in

combination, for human beings for one or more of the specific purpose(s) of:
(1) diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment, or alleviation of disease;

(2) diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, alleviation of, or compensation for an injury;

(3) investigation, replacement, modification, or support of the anatomy or of a physiological process;

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(4) supporting or sustaining life;
(5) control of conception;
(6) disinfection of medical devices;

(7) providing information for medical purposes by means of in vitro examination of specimens derived from the

human body, and which does not achieve its primary intended action in or on the human body by pharmacological,

immunological, or metabolic means, but which may be assisted in its function by such means. [ISO 13485]

3.1.16 radio frequency (RF) magnetic field—the magnetic field in MRI that is used to flip the magnetic moments.

The frequency of the RF field is γB where γ is the gyromagnetic constant, 42.56 MHz/T for protons, and B is the

0 0
static magnetic field in Tesla.
3.1.17 safety—freedom from unacceptable risk.

3.1.18 specific absorption rate (SAR)—radio frequency power absorbed per unit of mass (W/kg). [IEC

60601-2-33]
3.1.19 tesla, (T)—the SI unit of magnetic induction equal to 10 gauss (G).
4. Significance and Use

4.1 Interactions of medical devices and other items with the MR environment has resulted in serious injuries and

death of patients and other individuals. Additionally, hazards stemming from equipment malfunction are of concern.

Section 4.2 lists possible direct and indirect causes of hazards in the MR environment.

4.2 Potential direct and indirect causes of hazards
4.2.1 Direct causes:

4.2.1.1 mechanical causes, including magnetically induced displacement force, torque, and vibration

4.2.1.2 electromagnetic causes, including induction (heating, stimulation) and discharge (spark gap)

4.2.1.3 acoustic causes
4.2.2 Indirect causes:

4.2.2 malfunction of items, for example of vital components such as valves, monitors and pumps

4.3 This practice provides a uniform system for marking to indicate the conditions for which it has been

determined that a medical device or other item may be safely placed and used in the MR environment. It provides

simple visual icons and terms which are intended to reduce injuries and other mishaps that occur when items that

pose hazards in the MR environment are brought into the MR environment.

5. Requirements for assessment of potential hazards caused by interactions of an item and the MR

Environment

5.1 Perform testing sufficient to characterize the behavior of the item in the MR environment.

5.1.1 In particular, testing for items that may be placed in the MR environment should address magnetically

induced displacement force (Test Method F2052), magnetically induced torque (Test Method F2213), and RF

heating (Test Method F2182 for passive implants and ISO TS 10974 for active implants). Additionally, electronic

components shall be evaluated for malfunction.

5.1.2 Other possible safety issues to consider for the hazard assessment include, but are not limited to, thermal

injury, induced currents/voltages, interaction with the switched gradient field, dB/dt, for all items that may go inside

the magnet bore, electromagnetic compatibility, neurostimulation, acoustic noise, interaction among devices, and the

malfunction of the item and the malfunction of the MR equipment and accessories. See Table X.1.1 for some

hazards and associated test methods. Also see Section X1.2.1.4.

5.2 List any parameter that affects the safety of the item. Describe any condition that is known to produce an

unsafe condition.

NOTE 5 - These remarks do not claim to be complete. Therefore it is recommended that the user of this standard consider specific questions and

topics that may be applicable to the specific item being evaluated. Some potential hazards to patients and others in the MR environment are given

in X1.2.1 and Table X1.1.
6. Methods of Marking

6.1 The marking method shall not compromise performance or function of the marked item and should provide

legibility over the anticipated service life of the item. For all items external to the body of a person for which it is

technically feasible, labeling for MR Conditional items shall appear on the item and include the conditions for safety

in the MR environment.
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7. Information Included in MR Marking

7.1 Medical devices and other items vary widely in size, and the amount of information that practically can be

included in marking varies accordingly. For implants, the MR marking shall be included in the labeling (including

the instructions for use, package inserts, patient and physician manuals) and on the patient information card. Non-

implanted items, where feasible, shall have MR marking on the item as well as in the labeling. Some items (for

example, small or very thin ones) do not provide any surfaces which can be marked practically. For items for which

direct marking is not practical, the MR marking shall be included in the labeling. For both implants and non-

implanted items, the MR marking may be placed on the product packaging label (e.g. on the box), however the

package label should clearly indicate the item(s) inside the packaging to which the MR marking applies (e.g.,

implant only or implant and delivery system).

7.2 The marking method shall not compromise performance or function of the marked item and should remain

readable over the anticipated service life of the item.

7.3 Minimum Information—As a result of the testing described in Section 5, mark the item as MR Safe, MR

Conditional, or MR Unsafe using the icons as shown in Tables 1 and 2.

7.3.1 The MR Safe icon consists of the letters “MR” surrounded by a green square (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).

Two options are given. When color reproduction is not practical, the icon may be printed in black and white (Table 2

and Figures 3 and 4). The use of the colored icon is strongly encouraged for the added visibility and information

provided by the color. For both color and black and white options in Tables 1 and 2, the option that is most visible

for the individual application should be chosen.

7.3.2 The MR Conditional icon consists of the letters “MR” within a yellow equilateral triangle with a thick black

band around the perimeter (Table 1 and Figure 5). The triangle is oriented with its horizontal side below the letters

“MR.” When color reproduction is not practical, the icon may be printed in black and white (Table 2 and Figure 6).

The use of the colored icon is strongly encouraged for the added visibility and information provided by the color.

7.3.2.1 For MR Conditional items, the item labeling (instructions for use, package inserts, operator manual,

patient information card, patient and physician information pamphlets, as appropriate) shall include appropriate

information from Section 5. (1) The MR Conditional icon may be supplemented by supplementary marking which

includes the appropriate information from Section 5 and describes the conditions for which

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