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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 Discovery NM 630, dual detector free-geometry integrated nuclear imaging system. Product Usage: The GE Discovery NM 630 system is a medical tool intended for use by appropriately trained healthcare professionals to aid in detecting, localizing, diagnosing of diseases and in assessment of organ function for the evaluation of diseases, trauma, abnormalities, and disorders such as, but not limited to, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders and cancer. The system output can also be used by the physician for staging and restaging of tumors, planning, guiding, and monitoring therapy. The GE Discovery NM 630 system is a Nuclear Medicine (NM) system, which is intended to yield 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 types and imaging features designed to enhance image quality. The scanning modes include planar mode (Static, Multi-gated, Dynamic and Whole body scanning) and tomographic mode (SPECT, Gated SPECT, Whole body SPECT). The acquisition types include single and multi-isotope/ multi peak frame/list mode single-photon imaging. The imaging-enhancement features include assortment of collimators, gating by physiological signals, and real-time automatic body contouring. The GE Discovery NM 630 system may include signal analysis and display equipment, patient and equipment supports, components and accessories. The system may be used for patients of all ages.
Recall Number Z-1791-2013
Classification Class I
Code Info System ID: 0850260134, 083026001113611, 00001NUC11, 00052NUC11, 030029NU05, 030151NU15, 030359NU07, 201418D630, 205333D630, 207664NM630, 208455NM630, 217544PH630, 251639D630, 262574D630, 269945D630, 270417D630, 281540D630, 301877D630, 305596D630A, 305596D630B, 317887D630, 318448D630, 318798D630, 319364D630A, 319364D630B, 330386D630, 334287NM630, 34363NUC01, 407431NU01, 409212NM630, 417533D630, 417781D630, 469814NM630, 580531NM630, 585922NM630, 601288D630, 601354D630, 601798D630, 609978D630, 614NCH630, 618443DISC1, 618842DISC1, 618942NM630, 619474D630, 651DSC630, 702388VNM2, 704355D630, 708684D630, 716372NM630, 719587D630, 770751D630, 773282D630, 801714D630, 804675D630A, 808485NM630, 813558D630, 813615D630, 814623D630, 815564D630, 816234D630, 843347D630, 843797TD630, 845454D630, 870939NU01, 870939NU02, 901226D630, 903GSD630, 904276DSC1, 904321DSC1, 905684D630, 913345D630, 918502DIS1, 936NMD630, 937SNHC630, 941LWRNM630, 956523D630, 978354DSV630, 989227D630, A5131865, A5366307, A5384208, A5812287, EG1040NM01, H002NU03, H3001NUC01, HC0863NU02, IE1018MN03, IE1044NM01, JHDSV630NM, M4216453, M4476428, M45052111, NM22073, NO1035MN06, NT3001, NT3002, NT3003, NT3010, NT3020, O009NU09, OSC630, PC3003NU01, PMAB01NU04, POIN630, PRINCE630, RTD0739, RU1136NM01, TP0004NU01.
Product Distributed Qty 108
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. UPDATE: On July 03, 2013 GE notified hospitals that they are recalling several Nuclear Medicine Imaging Systems because serious injuries or deaths could occur due to the failure mode associated with this recall. GE advised hospitals that they cease use of their Nuclear Medicine systems until GE can complete an inspection of the system. In this second notification GE included all Nuclear Medicine Systems.

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.