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Class 2 Device Recall Biograph 643 Ring

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  Class 2 Device Recall Biograph 643 Ring see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 23, 2007
Date Posting Updated January 04, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 11, 2009
Recall Number Z-0251-2008
Recall Event ID 45153
510(K)Number K940478  K962797  K002584  K003541  
Product Classification PET/CT Scanner - Product Code KPS
Product Biograph 64-3 Ring, Biograph PET/CT Scanner, Catalog No. 8727450, Manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., 810 Innovation Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932 USA, TEL: 865-218-2534
Code Information Serial Numbers: 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1010, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, and 1019
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc
810 Innovation Dr
Knoxville TN 37932-2562
For Additional Information Contact Maria Ebio
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Visual asymmetric appearance; An asymmetry can be introduced into the attenuation-corrected PET images when using iterative reconstruction in combination with a specific number of subsets and reconstruction matrix sizes. (This problem only occurs when using protocols other than the default Biograph protocols)
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action A certified letter-Urgent Device Correction- dated June 15, 2007 was sent to all affected consignees on July 23, 2007 informing them of the problem (PET iterative reconstruction algorithm) and requesting as a short term fix that they discontinue the practice of operating using protocols other than the default Biograph. Software upgrades as the long term fix were promised in the Urgent Device Correction Notice. Updated information received October 4, 2007: a software patch to fix PETsyngo 5.0 was released, software patch to fix PETsyngo 4.x was released, and target date for the software patch to fix PETsyngo 3.2 and 3.4 is the end of November 2007.
Quantity in Commerce 17 units
Distribution Worldwide-USA and countries of Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Thailand, Turkey, and Taiwan.
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 = CAO GROUP, INC.
510(K)s with Product Code = KPS and Original Applicant = CTI PET SYSTEMS, INC.