| ||Class 2 Device Recall DISCOVERY MR450 |
||September 01, 2011
||Terminated on August 07, 2013
|Recall Event ID
System, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging -
||GE Healthcare, Discovery MR450
Product Usage: The Discovery MR450w is a whole body magnetic resonance scanner designed to support high resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio images in short exam times. It is indicated for use as a diagnostic imaging device to produce axial, sagittal, coronal, and oblique anatomical images, spectroscopic images, parametric maps, and/or spectra, dynamic images of the structures and/ or functions of the entire body including, but not limited to, head, neck, TMJ, spine, breast, heart, abdomen, pelvis, joints, prostate, blood vessels, and musculoskeletal regions of the body. Depending on the region of interest being imaged, contrast agents may be used. The images produced by the Discovery MR450w reflect the spatial distribution or molecular environment of nuclei exhibiting magnetic resonance. These images and spectra, when interpreted by a trained physician yield information that may assist in diagnosis.
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|GE Healthcare has become aware of two potential safety issues associated with MR products (Optima MR450w, Discovery MR450, Discovery MR750, Brivo MR355, Optima MR360) that may impact patient safety.
1) Inline post-processed (i.e. automated post-processing) image locations are not correctly annotated under some conditions.
2) Reference images displayed in Functool FiberTrak do not match with
||GE Healthcare sent an "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter dated July 27, 2011 to customers with affected systems. The letter described the recalled product, safety issues and recommended actions to be taken. The letter provided immediate mitigation (Safety Instuctions) that address each issue. The letter states that the recalling firm will contact customers to arrange to provide a software upgrade to all affected systems at no cost. For any questions concerning this notification contact your local service representative.
|Quantity in Commerce
||Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including the states of: AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, LA,ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WT, WY.
and the countries of: AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, CANADA, CROAT IA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, EGYPT, FINLAND, FRANCE,
GERMANY, GREECE, INDIA, INDONESIA, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, KUWAIT, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, POLAND, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, TUKEYand UNITED KINGDOM.
|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 = LNH and Original Applicant = GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC