This particular standard specifies requirements for the safety of endoscopic equipment and integrated instrumentation used for medical diagnosis and therapy and for treatment in body cavities. It is subdivided into five applications concerning endoscopes for (a) direct visualization, (b) integration with thermocautery or (c) lithotrite, (d) electrosurgery and (e) other specialized endoscopes.
Number of pages: 58
Date of approval: 1997-08-14
Date of withdrawal: 2016-09-08
EN 60601-2-18:1996 IDTIEC 60601-2-18 Ed. 2.0 IDT