• Decrease font size
  • Return font size to normal
  • Increase font size
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Class 2 Device Recall Siemens MEVATRON series, PRIMART (limited release)PRIMUS and/or ONCOR or ARTIST Linac Systems

  • Print
  • Share
  • E-mail
Super Search Devices@FDA
510(k) | DeNovo | Registration & Listing | Adverse Events | Recalls | PMA | HDE | Classification | Standards
CFR Title 21 | Radiation-Emitting Products | X-Ray Assembler | Medsun Reports | CLIA | TPLC

New Search Back to Search Results
  Class 2 Device Recall Siemens MEVATRON series, PRIMART (limited release)PRIMUS and/or ONCOR or ARTIST Linac Systems see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 29, 2013
Date Posted July 03, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 14, 2014
Recall Number Z-1663-2013
Recall Event ID 65418
510(K)Number K0790388  K982502  K031764  K060226  K993425  
Product Classification Accelerator, linear, medical - Product Code IYE
Product Siemens MEVATRON series, PRIMART (limited release)PRIMUS and/or ONCOR or ARTIST Linac Systems with BEAMVIEW capability.

The intended use of the SIEMENS branded MEVATRON", ARTISTE", ONCOR" and PRIMUS" family of linear accelerator systems is to deliver X-ray photon and electron radiation for the therapeutic treatment of cancer.
Code Information All customers who use the BEAMVIEW for position verification imaging on Siemens MEVATRON series, PRIMART (limited release) PRIMUS and/or ONCOR or ARTIST Linac Systems.
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
757 Arnold Dr Ste A
Martinez CA 94553-3615
For Additional Information Contact Christine Dunbar
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The information regarding the FILM Mode calibration may have been considered difficult to interpret when translated. SIEMENS HEALTHCARE CR / RADIATION ONCOLOGY had become aware that this issue may have resulted in mistreatment of patients.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process change control
Action Siemens sent an "URGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION" letter and Update instruction TH022/13/S beginning on May 29, 2013 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. July 19, 2013 - TH023/13/S was distributed is now in progress. This is the FILM Mode Physics Primer Addendum.
Quantity in Commerce 1956 customers
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: USA Nationwide and countries of: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia Herzeg, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, DPR of Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian Ter, Peru, Philippines, P.R. China, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerlan, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad Tobago,Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezula, Vietnam, Rep of Yemen, and Zambia.
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 = IYE and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.