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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of July 31, 2013

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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-1789-2013
Classification Class I
Code Info System ID: 57503, 57584, 57588, 57711, 57727, 57734, 57815, 57873, 58826, 0828960002, 082426010006, 082426130005, 082426160008, 00243NUC09, 0090J, 0177A, 0201B, 0252A, 0272B, 0274B, 0279A, 0280A, 0286A, 030038NU04, 030151NU02, 030232NU04, 080019NU03, 210001NU01, 250565NUC2, 416586HELIX, 418589HELIX, 506739HELIX, 519464HELIX, 61420HELIX, A5110123, A5153605, AP2302NM01, B4213128, B5315316, CS1013NM01, FE8161EL18, IL1041NM01, IL1042NM02, IL1062NM02, M4148612, M4392002, MPX247EL09, NE4191EL15, PL1139NM01, SK1042NM01.
Product Distributed Qty 50
Reason For Recall GE became aware of an incident at a VA Medical Center facility in the US in which a patient died due to injuries sustained while being scanned on an Infinia Hawkeye 4 Nuclear Medicine System.

Event Detail

Event Id 65579
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm GE Healthcare, LLC
City Waukesha
State WI
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-06-13
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide including Guam, Puerto Rico and the countries of : Afghanistan, 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, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam.
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