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Class 2 Device Recall GE Centricity PACSIW

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 Class 2 Recall
GE Centricity PACSIW
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Date Posted October 30, 2013
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-0118-2014
Recall Event ID 64730
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K083018 
Product Classification System, Image Processing, Radiological - Product Code LLZ
Product Centricity PACS IW by GE Healthcare Dynamic Imaging Solutions is a device that receives medical images (including mammograms) and data from various imaging sources. Images and data can be stored, communicated, processed and displayed within the system or across computer networks at distributed locations. Lossy compressed mammographic images and digitized film screen images may only be interpreted using an FDA approved monitor that offers at least 5 M pixel resolution and meets other technical specifications reviewed and accepted by the FDA. Typical users of this system are trained professionals, including but not limited to physicians, radiologists, nurses, medical technicians an assistants.
Code Information Software Versions: 3.7.1, 3.7.1.1, 3.7.2, 3.7.3.1, 3.7.3.3, 3.7.3.4, 3.7.3.5, 3.7.6.3, 3.7.3.7, and 3.7.3.8
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Ge Healthcare It
540 W Northwest Hwy
Barrington, Illinois 60010-3051
For Additional Information Contact GE Healthcare Remote Online Center
800-437-1171
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Multiple issues were identified with the GE Centricity PACS-IW system that could pose a safety risk to patients. These issues include: 1) With Auto-Fetch in use another patient's image may appear without user's intention. 2.a) In the case where dose administration time and image acquisition time fall on either side of midnight, the value will be under reported and close to zero for all pixe
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action GE Healthcare sent an IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION letter dated June 15, 2012 to direct accounts informing them of the Auto-Fetch functionality issue and advising them to discontinue the use of the Auto-Fetch feature and to change the system setting to not allow users privileges to use Auto-Fetch. Customers were requested to contact their Field Engineer or GE Service Representative with any questions or to call the GE Healthcare Remote Online Center Customer Care Center at 1-800-437-1171. GE Healthcare sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION letter dated March 12, 2013 to all affected customers informing them of all three of the safety issues. The letter again adivsed customers to discontinue the use of the Auto-Fetch feature and to change the system setting to not allow users privileges to use Auto-Fetch. The letter further infomed customers that all three errors can be resolved through the installation of a new version of the software. Customers were requested to contact their Field Engineer or GE Service Representative with any questions or to call the GE Healthcare Remote Online Center Customer Care Center at 1-800-437-1171.
Quantity in Commerce 847 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Internationally to Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Yemen. Center Recommended Depth - Consumers/User**
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 = LLZ and Original Applicant = GE HEALTHCARE DYNAMIC IMAGING SOLUTIONS
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