The purpose of the standards is to ensure current best measurement capability across a range of radiological equipment and provide a national benchmark against which equipment can be assessed. In addition they have been designed with international standards in mind in order to minimise any additional cost and to prevent duplication.
The standards establish technical performance criteria against which radiological equipment can be assessed as well as the test methodologies to be used. A second element of this document aims to stimulate future development of radiological equipment by outlining ‘desirable’ requirements.
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