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Class 2 Device Recall SOMATOM Sensation CT Systems

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  Class 2 Device Recall SOMATOM Sensation CT Systems see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 17, 2006
Date Posted April 26, 2006
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 17, 2008
Recall Number Z-0797-06
Recall Event ID 34995
Product Classification System, X-Ray, Tomography, Computed - Product Code JAK
Product SOMATOM Sensation CT Systems
Code Information Sensation 10 model number 7543015, Sensation 16 model number 7393114, Sensation 64 model number 8377520, and Sensation Open model number 8872017. Software versions CT2006A and CT2006G.
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
51 Valley Stream Pkwy
Malvern PA 19355-1406
For Additional Information Contact Roland Richter
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Firm became aware of a potential problem that could affect scan results and require patient exam to be repeated when using the customized ECG-gated scan protocols in the CT2006A and CT2006G software of their SOMATOM Sensation CT Systems.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Firm has issued an advisory letter (3/28/2006) to affected customers per Update Instructions CT008/06/S. This letter informs customers about the potential problem and provides instructions to avoid this issue. A Siemens Service Engineer will visit affected sites to hand-deliver this letter and to delete any affected scan protocols, which can then be replaced with default protocols or with new customized protocols.
Quantity in Commerce 86
Distribution Nationwide. Product was distributed to medical facilities in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TX, UT and WI.
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.