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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of March 19, 2014

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Product Detail

Product Description Elscint APEX Helix, dual-head, multi-purpose, Slip-Ring, digital gamma camera Product Usage: The intended use of the Quasar system is to perform general Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures for detection of radioisotope tracer uptake in the patient body, using a variety of scanning modes supported by various acquisition typed and optional imaging features designed to enhance image quality in Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology and other clinical diagnostic imaging applications. The scanning modes include planar (Static, Multi-gated, Dynamic, Whole body scanning) and tomographic (SPECT, Gated SPECT, Whole body SPECT, Camera based PET). Acquisition types include single and multi-isotope/multi-peak frame/list mode single-photon and positron imaging. Optional imaging-enhancement features include assortment of collimators, gating by physiological signals, real-time automatic body contouring, and CT-based attenuation correction and functional anatomic mapping.
Recall Number Z-1200-2014
Classification Class II
Code Info all serial numbers are listed in Product 1.
Product Distributed Qty 3062 units (1182 US, 1880 OUS)
Reason For Recall Potential safety issue related to unintended radial detector motion, which may occur during patient setup or at the end of a patient scan. This failure mode has been observed on a single system, in which the detector moved to the home position and then slowly starting drifting inward toward the patient. This generated both a visual and audio alert condition on both the console and the gantry. No injuries have been reported.

Event Detail

Event Id 67464
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm GE Healthcare, LLC
City Waukesha
State WI
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2014-02-07
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and Guam and the countries of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Republic of), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.
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