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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of January 22, 2014

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Product Detail

Product Description Merge Mammo is a multi-modality, vendor-neutral digital mammography workstation that enables imaging centers to use a single workstation to display and read images from different vendors and different acquisition devices, including digital mammography, ultrasound, MRI and CT. Two and three dimensional image review, manipulation, analysis and therapy planning capabilities that support image management display needs in the medical environment from multiple locations within and outside the hospital. Productivity-Enhancing Second Console Workstations - Workstations designed to perform automated, routine tasks such as image review, printing and archiving as well as post processing capabilities that enable special services for referring physicians. Diagnostic Review Workstations - Workstations designed to assist radiologists and surgeons in conducting primary diagnostic review and planning through flexible and interactive manipulation of multi-modal softcopy image including the use of prosthetic template overlays, and including mammography. Physician's Review Workstations - Workstations designed to give easy and economic access to multi-modality softcopy images in multiple locations within and outside the hospital. (e.g. teleconferencing, teleradiology etc.) Lossy compressed mammographic images must not be used for primary diagnostic interpretation unless approved for use in digital mammography. Display monitors used for primary diagnostic interpretation of mammographic images must be approved for use in digital mammography.
Recall Number Z-0748-2014
Classification Class II
Code Info Software version 8.0.2
Product Distributed Qty 28 units
Reason For Recall There is a potential safety issue with the 8.0.2 version software of the Merge (Cedara) Mammo viewer. The Merge Mammo viewer can load and display images not in synch with the selected or highlighted images in the thumbnail navigator. This incorrect image display issue could result in an inaccurate reading on the Merge Mammo workstation. This could result in a missed intervention or mis-diagnosis.

Event Detail

Event Id 65366
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm GE Healthcare It
City Barrington
State IL
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-08-26
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA including AK, AR, CA, IA, ID, IL, MI, MS, MT, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, TN, WI and Internationally to Israel, Mexico, and Spain.