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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 040 Date of Entry 08/14/2015 
FR Recognition Number 14-463
Standard
ASTM ISO 51608 Second edition 2015-03-15
Practice for dosimetry in an X-ray (bremsstrahlung) facility for radiation processing at energies between 50 KeV and 7.5 MeV
Scope/Abstract
ISO/ASTM 51608:2015 outlines the dosimetric procedures to be followed during installation qualification, operational qualification, performance qualification and routine processing at an X-ray (bremsstrahlung) irradiator. Other procedures related to operational qualification, performance qualification and routine processing that may influence absorbed dose in the product are also discussed.
ISO/ASTM 51608:2015 is one of a set of standards that provides recommendations for properly implementing and utilizing dosimetry in radiation processing. It is intended to be read in conjunction with ISO/ASTM Practice 52628, "Practice for Dosimetry in Radiation Processing".
In contrast to monoenergetic gamma radiation, the X-ray energy spectrum extends from low values (about 35 keV) up to the maximum energy of the electrons incident on the X-ray target.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
Relevant FDA Guidance and/or Supportive Publications*
ISO 11137-1 First edition 2006-04-15, Sterilization of health care products - Radiation- Part 1: Requirements for development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices [Including: Amendment 1 (2013)]

ISO 11137-2 Third edition 2013-06-01, Sterilization of health care products - Radiation - Part 2: Establishing the sterilization dose

ISO 11137-3 First edition 2006-04-15, Sterilization of health care products - Radiation - Part 3: Guidance on dosimetric aspects
FDA Technical Contact
 Patrick Weixel
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OIDRH/DRH/
  301-796-5537
  Patrick.Weixel@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organizations
ASTM ASTM International http://www.astm.org/
ISO International Organization for Standardization https://www.iso.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Sterility
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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