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Class 2 Device Recall Symbia S Series SPECT System

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  Class 2 Device Recall Symbia S Series SPECT System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 14, 2011
Date Posting Updated November 23, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 16, 2012
Recall Number Z-0283-2012
Recall Event ID 60142
510(K)Number K082506  
Product Classification Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography and Computed Tomography - Product Code KPS
Product Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Symbia S Series SPECT System; Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography. Indications for use: SPECT + CT: Perform scans and nuclear imaging studies with the same instrument. To obtain attenuation corrected images and to provide registration of anatomical and physiological images within the patient's anatomy.
Code Information Symbia S Series systems, serial numbers 1236 and 1555, both with syngo MI Applications version VA60A and Foresight Detector AEB firmware version v1.5.9.12
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
2501 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60195-2061
For Additional Information Contact Mr. Ron Nolte
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Errors could potentially impact image interpretation. The acquisition software is exhibiting a defect in the energy window position when an isotope is peaked. There is a potential patient safety issue when running syngo MI Applications version VA60A with Foresight detectors firmware version v1.5.9.12 on the Symbia systems.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Component change control
Action Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. sent an "Urgent Field Correction Recall" letter dated October 14, 2011 to all affected customers. The letters informed customers of the acquisition software defect in the energy window position when an isotope is peaked, which could potentially impact image interpretation, and that the AEB firmware version on their imaging system has been changed to a previously released version until acquisition software service pack is available. For questions or assistance they were instructed to contact Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. at (800) 888-7436.
Quantity in Commerce 2 units
Distribution Florida, Illinois and Texas
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 = KPS and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.