Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Philips Healthcare Computed Tomography XRay System

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Philips Healthcare Inc..

¿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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  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    System, x-ray, tomography, computed - Product Code JAK
  • Causa
    Philips healthcare discovered the customer was performing ctdi measurements for facility accreditation and received results that were 15 to 25% higher than philips protocol parameters stated.
  • Acción
    Philips Healthcare proposed corrective action plan (CAP) is comprised of the following elements: * Updating procedures in manufacturing to verify, either through software calibration or through gage-pin measurement, that A-plane collimation is appropriate to the design specification. It is our understanding that these procedures have been implemented. * For refurbished PET/CT and SPECT/CT systems distributed by Philips, the manufacturing process now requires that CTDI testing be conducted in addition to air testing and that each system meet updated CTDI tolerance limits to be published in the product's instructions for use. * Reassessing and correcting the correlation between air dose and CTDI specifications for all CT systems or sub-systems, resulting in updates of the CTDI specifications (tolerances) to be published in the instructions for use. It is our understanding that this reassessment and correction have been implemented, that the updated CTDI specifications will be made available as new CTDI tolerance tables with the customer information letter to be distributed immediately, and that these updated CTDI specifications will also be distributed as an addendum to the instructions for use manuals to the installed base during the next 12 months. * For all Brilliance CT, Gemini PET/CT, and Precedence SPECT/CT systems, in the installed base as well as in forward production, instructions for field service will be updated to provide clear directions on how to verify that the A-plane collimator has been appropriately adjusted to ensure expected product performance after its replacement and/or the replacement of an x-ray tube. This plan appears to adequately address the problem, and it is hereby approved. For further questions please call (978) 687-1501.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Gemini Dual, Gemini 16 Power, Gemini GXL, Gemini LXL, Gemini TF 16, Gemini TF Base/Ready, Gemini TF 64, Gemini TF Big Bore, Precedence SPECT/CT, Brilliance CT (6, 10,16, 16P, 40, 64, and Big Bore), Brilliance iCT, Brilliance iCT SP
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution including USA (nationwide)
  • Descripción del producto
    Philips Healthcare Computed Tomography X-Ray System. || These devices are whole-body computed tomography (CT) x-ray || systems or sub-systems, each with a continuously rotating x-ray tube || and multi-row detectors enclosed by a gantry. X-ray transmission || data acquired and taken at different angles can be reconstructed into || cross-sectional images. Each device also includes signal analysis || and display equipment, patient and equipment supports, components, and accessories.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Philips Healthcare Inc., 3000 Minuteman Road, Andover MA 01810
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source