| ||Class 2 Device Recall ARTISTE Linear Accelerator |
||December 03, 2013
||Terminated on January 22, 2014
|Recall Event ID
Accelerator, linear, medical -
||SIEMENS brand ARTISTE Linear Accelerator Linac systems with component: any photon unflat beam option (Multiple X feature) in combination with the IMRT or mARC option. A family of linear accelerator systems is to deliver X-ray photon and electron radiation for the therapeutic treatment of cancer. The ARTISTE/ONCOR systems are manufactured by: SIEMENS AG, MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, Roentgenstrasse 19-21, Kemnath, GERMANY 95478 and distributed SIEMENS Healthcare IM CR RO, CR Radiation Oncology,
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
757 Arnold Dr Ste A
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|SIEMENS became aware of two (2) customer complaints concerning a safety risk regarding a potentially existing dark current radiation phenomenon on the Linear Accelerator (LINAC) in combination with IMRT or mARC (rotational IMRT) treatments using unflat (flattening filter free) beams. In case there are many long periods of field shape changes in a treatment plan, the dose due to dark current radiat
||Siemens sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated October 23, 2013 including the release of update instruction TH024/13/S to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer.
|Quantity in Commerce
||Worldwide Distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: FL, NC, NY, PA, TN, UT, and WI; and countries of: Angola, Brazil, Canada, P.R. China, Germany, India, Japan, Republic Korea, Poland, and Thailand.
|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)s with Product Code = IYE and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.