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  Class 2 Device Recall SOMATOM Perspective see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 15, 2018
Create Date April 30, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 08, 2020
Recall Number Z-1447-2018
Recall Event ID 79428
510(K)Number K142955  
Product Classification system, x-ray, tomography, computed - Product Code JAK
Product SOMATOM Perspective

Intended to produce cross-sections images of the body by computer reconstruction of x-ray transmission data.
Code Information 10046733 
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
40 Liberty Blvd
Malvern PA 19355-1418
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
to inform customers of possible incorrect tube current calculations by the CARE Dose4D algorithm for head scans based on p.a. (posterior-anterior) or a.p. (anterior-posterior) topograms. Depending on the geometrical shape of the skull bone, it may happen in rare cases that the calculated dose distribution is not appropriate and could lead to unnecessary radiation exposure
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) understands that the CAP involving 1301 units will consist of the following: 1. You will contact customers and initiate the actions to correct the failure to comply issue. 2. You will provide a software update to correct tube current calculations by the CARE Dose4D algorithm for head scans. 3. You will follow-up with consignees to verify the effectiveness of the software update. CDRH approves the CAP subject to the following conditions: 1.Notification of all dealers and purchasers is to be made within 15 working days of receipt of this letter in the manner specified in 21 CFR 1003.21 and 1003.22. This office and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) district office coordinator noted below are to be included in the notification. 2. Any future customer notification letters to be sent must comply with the requirements of 21 CFR 1003.21. This includes, but is not limited to, the prescribed packaging and the statement that you will remedy the defect or bring the product into compliance at no charge. You may proceed or continue with implementation of the CAP (subject to the conditions noted above). For further questions, please call (610) 219-4834.
Quantity in Commerce 1301
Distribution USA (nationally) Distribution.
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 = JAK and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.