The new ICS document 'Guidelines on Urodynamic Equipment Performance' aims to set benchmarks for urodynamic equipment. It achieves this by summarising clinical performance requirements and relating these to specifications and features. The results are recommended ranges of specifications that will support good urodynamics, with the rationale behind each range being backed up by clinical data. The document also proposes a set of tests to guide the assessment of systems.
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The readership is intended to be purchasers (to check features are actually necessary), designers (to state what is clinically required) and users (to check that equipment is actually performing). The authors emphasise that these guidelines can only contribute to good urodynamics if equipment is used properly according to the ICS 'Good Urodynamic Practices' document.