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Class 2 Device Recall CXR4CT (including Sceptre P3 PET/CT)

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  Class 2 Device Recall CXR4CT (including Sceptre P3 PET/CT) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 21, 2006
Date Posted June 03, 2006
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 13, 2008
Recall Number Z-1079-06
Recall Event ID 35086
510(K)Number K040902  K042428  
Product Classification System, X-Ray, Tomography, Computed - Product Code JAK
Product Hitachi Emission Computed Tomography System
Hitachi CX-4 CT (including SceptreP3 PET-CT)
Code Information CXR46201-46214 PC46002-46011
Recalling Firm/
Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc
1959 Summit Commerce Park
Twinsburg OH 44087-2371
For Additional Information Contact Douglas J. Thistlethwaite
330-425-1313 Ext. 1313
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The device has a software anomaly which causes blank images to be created during Multiplanar Reconstruction processing or results in an inherent filming error in which a reference scale is improperly sized.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. was informed of a software-related problem with the 50mm scale displayed on filmed images. This problem was reported to the firm by their Japanese manufacturer. In cases where the image has been magnified before filming, the 50mm scale is not correctly sized to the magnified image. The firm issued a Device Correctioin Notice to their customers on 2/21/2006. The notice concerns the referenced software problem which results in the resizing of the images, as well as a second previously discovered problem which results in blank multi-planer reconstructions (MPR''s). According to the Device Correction Notice, a software upgrade has already been installed on all of the units in order to correct the MPRs problem [Ref: RES #35081, Correction Removal Report #1528028-01/31/06-003-C] In response to the resizing issue, a second software upgrade [which the firm states address both issues] will be released on or before 2/27/2006, and this software upgrade will be performed by HMSA''s service personnel during each customer''s next scheduled PM. The Device Notification Letter also instructs the customers to call their Field Service Representatives or the HMSA Applications Helpline if they have any questions about the notice, or if any additional problems are encountered.
Quantity in Commerce 16
Distribution The 16 devices were distributed to 11 states: Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Idaho, California, New Jersey
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 = HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA, INC.