Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Monaco and Focal (radiation treatment planning 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 Elekta 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.

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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class I
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  • 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
    When dicom exporting an arc plan (vmat, dynamic conformal or 3d static arcs) and using the composite field sequencing (cfs) feature, the dicom exported plan will not match the approved treatment plan.The problem occurs when the starting gantry angle of the second arc is exactly 180 degrees and the stop angle of first beam is greater than 180 degrees away from the start position of the second arc. cfs is designed to combine arcs into a single beam to streamline delivery. however, under these specific circumstances, the start and stop points for the arcs become corrupted.Sites affected will be those:1. running monaco release 3.20 and higher, and 2. with elekta or siemens linacs, and3. with any of the following licenses: vmat or dynamic conformal or 3d (static arcs), and4. using cfs when dicom exporting plans.Customers with focal releases 4.70 and 4.80 are also affected by this issue when focal is used with monaco and meet the criteria above.
  • Acción
    Elekta is advising that to avoid the problem, do not use 180 degrees for the starting gantry angle of the second arc. Using 180.1 or 179.9 degrees as the starting gantry angle will completely avoid this issue. The problem will be resolved in updates to Monaco and Focal software i.e., Monaco 3.30, Monaco 5.00, and Focal 4.80. The expected release date is September 30, 2014. This action has been closed-out on 04/08/2016.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Monaco and Focal (radiation treatment planning systems)Monaco: versions 3.20.00 and higher Focal: versions 4.70 & 4.80 ARTG numbers: 215960 & 186853
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