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Class 2 Device Recall GEMINI TF Big Bore

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 Class 2 Recall
GEMINI TF Big Bore
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Date Posted August 01, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 21, 2012
Recall Number Z-2915-2011
Recall Event ID 59210
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K081135 
Product Classification System, Tomography, Computed, Emission - Product Code KPS
Product GEMINI TF Big Bore computer tomograph software version 3.6. Catalog #882476, Gantry S/N 9001-9023. The GEMINI TF Big Bore is a diagnostic imaging systems for fixed or mobile installations that combines Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) systems. The CT subsystem produces cross-sectional images of the body by computer reconstruction of x-ray transmission data. The PET subsystem produces images of the distribution of PET radiopharmaceuticals in the patient body (specific radiopharmaceuticals are used for whole body, brain, heart and other organ imaging). Attenuation correction is accomplished by CTAC. The device also provides for list mode, dynamic, and gated acquisitions. Both subsystems (PET and CT) can also be operated independently as fully functional, diagnostic imaging systems including application of the CT scanner as a radiation therapy simulation scanner.
Code Information Catalogue #882476; Gantry S/N 9001-9023
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc
595 Miner Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44143-2131
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Two non-safety related defects have been found on the Philips GEMINI TF Big Bore running version 3.6; if these defects were to recur, it could impact the performance or reliability of the system. Philips is issuing a software update to all Philips GEMINI TF Big Bore customers to correct these defects.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design (Manufacturing Process)
Action Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc. sent an "GEMINI TF BIG BORE CPE CUSTOMER LETTER" dated October 20, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and updates that are available to the customers. The letter provides additional information about acquisition workflows for SUV Calibrations and Validations. For support concerning this upgrade, contact the Customer Care Solutions Center at 1-800-722-9377.
Quantity in Commerce 23 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of CO, LA, MD, MI, MO, MN, PA, TX, VA, VT and WI and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

 
1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = KPS and Original Applicant = PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS(CLEVELAND), INC.
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