Medical Metrology Laboratory

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Upon the conclusion of studies conducted under the “Medical Metrology Feasibility” Project,  the Medical Metrology Laboratory of TUBITAK UME was formally established by decision of the TUBITAK Science Board on December 6, 2014. 

The main objective of UME Medical Metrology Laboratory is to establish the traceability of measurement quantities relevant to medicine, to integrate the measurement quantities into the international metrology system through international comparisons and to ensure measurement unity by disseminating traceability to lower level laboratories within the country or abroad through calibration, measurement and test services. The other objective of the laboratory activities is to produce research projects in line with national priorities and the stakeholder demands. In this context, the laboratory has participated as a partner in research projects conducted within the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP.)

As well as ensuring measurement traceability of the devices used in medicine and reliability studies, the Medical Metrology Laboratory has implemented projects such as calibrator design and production for medical devices and certified reference materials production for autoanalyzers. In addition to this, the laboratory has also organized trainings for professionals that perform medical device calibrations.

Study areas of the laboratory include:

•    ensuring measurement traceability of the devices used in health field and reliability study
•    certified reference materials production for clinical measurements
•    calibrator design and production for medical devices
•    practical trainings for professionals perform in medical device calibrations
•    establishing systems and implementing projects for the application of ultrasonic techniques in the health field
•    Conducting performance tests of hearing aids and headsets

Calibration and Measurement Services include:
•    Patient Simulator Calibrations
•    Defibrillator/Pacer Analyzer  Calibrations
•    Electrical Safety Analyzer Calibrations
•    Pulse-Oximetry Analyzer Calibrations 
•    Infusion Pump Analyzer Calibrations 
•    Gas Flow Analyzer Calibrations 
•    Electrosurgey Analyzer Calibrations
•    Hearing Aid Performance Tests
•    Measurement Systems for Ultrasonic Applications in the Health Field
•    Standard Reference Materials (SRM)

Currently, the working range of the National Standard is between 1 MHz  and 15 MHz frequency and 10 mW and 15 W. The laboratory has a radiation force balance system with high intensity focused ultrasonic transducers of up to 150 watts. Systems have been established and projects implemented to apply ultrasonic techniques, determinine output powers of devices used in ultrasonic diagnostic and ultrasonic treatment and for the characterization of ultrasonic transducers. The laboratory also has the capacity to conduct performance tests of hearing aids and headsets.