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Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Centricity Universal Viewer Version

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  Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Centricity Universal Viewer Version see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 28, 2015
Create Date November 05, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 11, 2018
Recall Number Z-0226-2016
Recall Event ID 72472
510(K)Number K150420  
Product Classification System, image processing, radiological - Product Code LLZ
Product The Centricity Universal Viewer Version is a device that displays medical images (including mammograms) and data from various imaging sources. Images and data can be viewed, communicated, processed and displayed within the system or across computer networks at distributed locations. Typical users of this system are trained professionals, including but not limited to radiologists, physicians, nurses, medical technicians, and assistants.
Code Information 2088034-001 DVD UNIVERSAL VIEWER 6.0 - WEB CLIENT
Recalling Firm/
GE Healthcare
540 W Northwest Hwy
Barrington IL 60010-3051
For Additional Information Contact Service Center
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Inaccurate distance measurements with magnified projection X-ray images.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action An URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION letter was sent to all medical users on 9/28/2015 regarding Centricity PACS-IW with Universal Viewer and Centricity Universal Viewer- Inaccurate distance measurements with magnified projection X-ray images. GE Healthcare explains that for all projection X-rays, GE Healthcare recommends that the user perform the necessary measurements on the standard contact images, and not rely on measurements made on the magnified views unless the measurements have been independently verified for each X-Ray machine installed or manually calibrated using a radio-opaque fiducial of a known size. Attention should be given to prior cases acquired before the application of the safety instructions given in this communication as they may be affected by the safety issue. GE Healthcare will correct all affected systems by providing a software update at no cost to the customer. GE Healthcare advises customers if they have any questions or concerns regarding the notification, to please contact GE Healthcare Service at 1-800-437-1171 or their local Service Representative.
Quantity in Commerce Centricity Universal Viewer versions 6.0 and higher 5 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) including the states of AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and WV, and the countries of Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malta, Malaysia, Namibia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Venezuela.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

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 = LLZ and Original Applicant = GE HEALTHCARE