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Class 2 Device Recall Brilliance CT Big Bore

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 Class 2 Recall
Brilliance CT Big Bore
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Date Posted November 07, 2007
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-0121-2008
Recall Event ID 44950
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, X-Ray, Tomography, Computed - Product Code JAK
Product The Brilliance CT Big Bore is a whole body computed tomography X-Ray system. The malfunctioning software application is the Tumor Localization (Tumor LOC) application.
Code Information All Brilliance CT Big Bore Scanners with Tumor Localization software versions v2.2.1, v2.2.2, & v2.2.5. This software version is included on Brilliance CT Big Bore Scanners, Model Number 728243, and Serial Numbers 7001 - 7215.
Recalling Firm/
Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc
595 Miner Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44143-2131
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The maximum intensity projection (MIP) images produced from respiratory gated images by the Tumor Localization (Tumor LOC) software application on Brilliance Big Bore CT scanners will be labeled incorrectly for certain patient orientations and view conventions when saved for later viewing.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action Notification letters were sent to the installed customer base informing them of the hazard on 10/1/2007. A mandatory corrective software release due out mid October 2007, will be available at no cost to the customer. The software will be installed by Philips Field Service Engineers.
Quantity in Commerce 206 systems
Distribution Worldwide, including USA, Canada, France, Finland, Korea, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, China, Austria, Thailand, Malaysia, Denmark, Norway, Jordan, Netherlands, England, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Bahrain, Belgium, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Israel, and Lithuania
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 = JAK and Original Applicant = PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS(CLEVELAND), INC.