Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Biograph, Symbia T and Symbia Intevo SPECT/CT systems

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Siemens healthineers are aware of potentially incorrect tube-current calculations by the care dose4d algorithm when utilising only pa or ap topograms. depending on the geometrical shape of the skull, rare cases may occur in which the calculated dose distribution is not appropriate for scans that include the head, when based only on pa or ap topograms. the care dose4d software may select the maximum tube current for the uppermost part of the skull, which incidentally leads to unnecessary radiation exposure.
  • Acción
    Siemens is advising that the manufacturer is developing appropriate solutions to address the problem with high priority. The described issue does not occur when using a lateral topogram. Accordingly, Siemens strongly recommend the utilization of topograms in the lateral position for all CT and PET/CT scans that include the entire head. Alternatively, if users choose to perform both a lateral topogram, in conjunction with a PA or AP topogram they must ensure that they perform the lateral topogram last as CARE Dose4D is based on the last topogram. If users do not utilize a lateral topogram for scans including the entire head, Siemens strongly recommend that users deactivate the CARE Dose4D feature.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Biograph, Symbia T and Symbia Intevo SPECT/CT systemsCatalogue Numbers: 8728581, 10097303, 10097289, 10097302, 10532746, 10532748, 10528958, 10529158, 10529160, 10529161, 10528955, 10507786, 10507786, 10534160, 10248669, 10248672, 10248673, 10248670, 10525581, 10764804, 10764802, 10764803, 11007962, 10764801, 10275007, 10275010, 10275008, 10275009 and 8717733.ARTG Numbers: 123883, 144218 and 271560.
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