Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Rapid Strand Rx

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 Medi-Physics Inc. dba GE Healthcare.

¿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 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización 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
    Source, brachytherapy, radionuclide - Product Code KXK
  • Causa
    There is a potential brachytherapy over or under dose with the rapid strand rx kit that may impact patient therapy.
  • Acción
    GE Healthcare/Oncura sent a "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter dated September 20, 2011, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The customers were advised to assess the pre and post plan dosimetry for their patient, taking into account the possible variation of the seed strength. GE Healthcare/Oncura will contact the customers in the near future to confirm their receipt of the letter and to discuss any questions they may have. Please call if you have any further questions (847) 398-8400 and 011-44-1494-737251 (Amersham, United Kingdom, GMT)


  • Modelo / Serial
    product identifier: I125RSRX, Oncura order numbers 85342, 85778, 85897, 87430, 87433, 87479, 87547, 87801, 87849, 87851, 87992, 87993, 88070, 88081, 88093, 88426, 88562, 88690, 88798, 88819, 88823, 88830 and 88844.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA (nationwide) including the States of Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Virginia and Washington, and the countries of Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Descripción del producto
    Rapid Strand Rx; the RAPID Strand Rx kit consists of custom loaded absorbable seeding spacers and I-125 radionuclide brachytherapy sources (seeds) spaced at prescribed distance and configuration within a sleeve (tube) made of absorbable suture material, stiffened, loaded into prostate seeding needles, packaged and then sterilized by Gamma sterilization method, accompanied by a calibration strand, a sealed source calibration certificate (100% assay report), a radiograph of the loaded needles in the needle-holding card, and a source certification technical data sheet.; Products Provided by: Oncura, 3350 North Ridge Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 USA, Prescription Filled by: AnazaoHealth, 5710 Hoover Blvd., Tampa, FL 33634 USA; product identifier: I125RSRX, model 7000. || RAPID Strand Rx is indicated for permanent interstitial implantation of selected localized tumors that are of low to moderate radio sensitivity. It may be used either as primary treatment (such as prostate cancer or unresectable tumors) or for the treatment of residual disease after excision of the primary tumor. RAPID Strand Rx may be indicated for use concurrent with or at the completion of other treatment modalities such as external beam radiation therapy.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Medi-Physics Inc. dba GE Healthcare, 3350 N Ridge Ave, Arlington Heights IL 60004-1412
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source