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Class 2 Device Recall Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Xray Computed Tomography

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 Class 2 Recall
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Xray Computed Tomography
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Date Posted August 22, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on April 28, 2014
Recall Number Z-2239-2012
Recall Event ID 62892
Premarket Notification
510(K) Numbers
K051170  K052640  K081135 
Product Classification System, Tomography, Computed, Emission - Product Code KPS
Product Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and X-ray Computed Tomography, GEMINI TF 16 PET/CT, GEMINI GXL 16 PET/CT, GEMINI TF Big Bore PET/CT, Philips Medical Systems, Cleveland, OH. The device is a diagnostic imaging system 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. Image processing and display workstations provide software applications to process, analyze, display, quantify and interpret medical images/data. The PET and CT images may be registered and displayed in a "fused" (overlaid in the same spatial orientation) format to provide combined metabolic and anatomical data at different angles. Trained professionals use the images in: " The evaluation, detection and diagnosis of lesions, disease and organ function such as but not limited to cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurological disorders. " The detection, localization, and staging of tumors and diagnosing cancer patients. " Treatment planning and interventional radiology procedures. The device includes software that provides a quantified analysis of with regional cerebral activity from PET images.
Code Information GEMINI TF 16 System serial numbers: 7194, 7186, 7235, 7233 GEMINI GXL 16 System serial number: 4201 GEMINI TF Big Bore System serial numbers: 9022, 9201
Recalling Firm/
Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc
595 Miner Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44143-2131
For Additional Information Contact Joseph Vinhais
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Philips became aware of an issue relating to a UPS battery cabinet that appeared to have burned a hole through the casing on one of the batteries. Supplier of the UPS, Chloride/Emerson, determined the batteries, housed within the UPS battery cabinet, entered thermal runaway causing the battery to overheat.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Philips Healthcare sent an "URGENT-MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION" letter dated August 8, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Field Service Engineers will be implementing a Field Change Order (FCO) to replace the batteries of the affected UPS units. Contact the Philips Healthcare Customer Care Solutions Center at 1-800-722-9377 for questions regarding this notice. .
Quantity in Commerce 7 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution-including the states of CO, FL, MD, MN, NE and PA.
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.