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Class 2 Device Recall Discovery NM/CT 570 c

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 Class 2 Recall
Discovery NM/CT 570 c
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Date Posted August 20, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated on January 21, 2014
Recall Number Z-1967-2013
Recall Event ID 65797
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, Tomography, Computed, Emission - Product Code KPS
Product The Discovery NM/CT 570c CT Standalone Scan The Discovery NM/CT 570c hybrid system is a combination of a cardiac dedicated nuclear imaging subsystem and LightSpeed GE CT subsystem. This system is intended for cardiac Nuclear Medicine (NM) diagnostic imaging applications, head and body CT diagnostic imaging applications, as well as attenuation correction and anatomical localization. The Discovery product is a SPECT-CT system. It consists of two back-to-back gantries, the NM Gantry, carrying solid state Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) detectors, the CT Gantry, a single patient table, power distribution unit (PDU), NMV integrated power supply (IPS) , two operator consoles with two acquisition systems (Nuclear and CT), interconnecting cables and associated accessories (ECG gating, etc.).
Code Information Part numbers H3000SA UFC Cardiac SPECT System, H3001JA UFC Gantry, H3001JE UFC VCT Connecting Kit, H3001JF DISCOVERY NMV/CT 570C Connecting Kit.
Recalling Firm/
GE Healthcare, LLC
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-1615
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
GE Healthcare has recently become aware of an incident where the wrong part of the patient body was scanned during a CT standalone exam with the Discovery NM/CT 570c
FDA Determined
Cause 2
RADIATION CONTROL FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT: Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act
Action GE Healthcare will remedy the issue or bring the product into compliance with each applicable Federal standard. GE Healthcare has provided field modification instructions (FMI) to update software for the Discovery NM/CT570c hybrid system. The software update will correct the incorrect positioning of the table not prescribed by the operator. The FMI includes: A software upgrade with foreign language support to be installed in the affected models listed above, Labels (FMI label and packing label), Software upgrade workflow procedure with functional verification for all modes of operation, and Certification Report, Postponement of Medical Device Correction, Rejection of Medical Device Correction, or Refusal and/or Location Unknown Documentation. For further questions please call (262) 513-4122.
Quantity in Commerce 10 Systems
Distribution US Distribution in the state of CT.
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 = GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS F.I. HAIFA