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Class 2 Device Recall GEMINI TF64 Diagnostic Imaging System

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  Class 2 Device Recall GEMINI TF64 Diagnostic Imaging System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 31, 2011
Date Posted September 13, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 22, 2013
Recall Number Z-3200-2011
Recall Event ID 59175
510(K)Number K052640  
Product Classification System, tomography, computed, emission - Product Code JAK
Product Philips GEMINI TF64 Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Model Number: 882471, 510(k) #K052640, Serial Numbers: 7502, 7504, 7506, 7514, 7083 and 7164. The recalled GEMINI TF64 system units equipped with software versions: and are subject to recall/software correction.

The GEMINI TFI6, TF64 and TF Big Bore (BB) are all diagnostic imaging systems for fixed or mobile installations that combine Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) systems. The CT subsystem produces cross-sectional images of the body by computer reconstruction of x-ray transmission data. The PET subsystem produces images of the distribution of PET radiopharmaceuticals in the patient body (specific radiopharmaceuticals are used for whole body, brain, heart and other organ imaging). Attenuation correction is accomplished by CT AC. The device also provides for list mode, dynamic, and gated acquisitions. Both subsystems (PET and CT) can also be operated independently as fully functional, diagnostic imaging systems including application of the CT scanner as a radiation therapy simulation scanner.
Code Information The recalled system unit is identified as follows: Model Number: 882471 and Serial Numbers: 7502, 7504, 7506, 7514, 7083 and 7164.
Recalling Firm/
Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc
595 Miner Road
Cleveland OH 44143-2131
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm is conducting a recall/software correction to several of their GEMINI PET/CT X-ray system units in the field. The firm believes that if these software defects were to recur, it could impact the performance of reliability of the these PET/CT system units.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The firm , Philips Healthcare, issued a 'Customer Information Letter' dated August 9, 2011 to its customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were not required to perform any action. A Philips' Field Service Engineer will visit each customer site and install the necessary software upgrade and Philips will track the progress of the software corrections as they take place. For customers in North America, if you need any further information or support concerning this update, please contact our Customer Care Solutions Center at 1-800-722-9377. Selection option 5 for "All Imaging Systems". Enter your site ID number. If you do not know your site ID, please hold and then select option 5 for "Nuclear Medicine" and finally select option 2 for "PET" support. In all other countries, the local Philips Healthcare office should be contacted at 440-483-3000.
Quantity in Commerce 6 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA including states of: FL, MA, NE, NC, OH, TX, WA and WV; and countries of: France, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, The Netherlands, Spain and Turkey.

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JAK and Original Applicant = PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS(CLEVELAND), INC.