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Class 2 Device Recall Merge PACS software.

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  Class 2 Device Recall Merge PACS software. see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 28, 2016
Create Date November 17, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 23, 2021
Recall Number Z-0599-2017
Recall Event ID 75629
510(K)Number K082144  
Product Classification System, image processing, radiological - Product Code LLZ
Product Merge PACS software.

Product Usage:
Merge PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) is designed and marketed for soft copy reading, communication and storage of studies produced by digital modalities, including digital mammography.
Code Information Versions: V6.0 MR2, 6.0 MR3, 6.0 MR3 CU, 6.0 MR4, 6.0 MR4 CU1, 6.0 MR4 CU2, 6.0 MR4 CU3, 6.0 MR4 CU4, 6.0 MR4 CU5, 6.0 MR4 CU6, 6.0 MR4, CU7, 6.0 MR4 CU8, 6.0 MR4 CU9, 6.0 MR4 CU10, 6.0 MR4 CU11, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.3, 6.4, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.5, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.6, 6.6.1,, 6.6.2,,, 7.0, 7.0.1, and 7.0.2.
Recalling Firm/
Merge Healthcare, Inc.
900 Walnut Ridge Dr
Hartland WI 53029-8347
For Additional Information Contact Merge Service and Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The software did not show unviewed images when the last view was skipped. The physician may potentially misdiagnose when not all images are available for viewing.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The recalling firm issued a letter dated March 28, 2016 via e-mail or via certified mail to customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The notification instructs the customer to pass the information onto all other users, as well as any downstream customers if it was further distributed. The notification also informs the customer their response is required using the enclosed form and the return addressed envelope.
Quantity in Commerce 534 sites potentially have the affected versions
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide including Canada.
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 = AMICAS, INC.