Health product recall

Artis Icono Biplane

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Artis Icono Biplane
Medical devices - Software defect
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Affected products

Affected Products Lot or Serial Number Model or catalog number
Artis Icono Biplane Not applicable. 10849000
Artis Icono Biplane 180415 11327600
Artis Icono Floor 170369 11327700


Issue 1 - Indication of block movements function:
When the operator activates the functions "block movements" or "block table movements" by pressing the block movements button on the pilot control module, there will be a dedicated message displayed on the monitor (e.g. "movement manually disabled - deselect 'block movement"'). However, this message will be displayed for a limited time and will not re-appear when the operator attempts to initiate system movements again.

Issue 2 - Blocked table/stand movement in case of broken drive connection:
In case of a broken drive connection of the table the recovery procedures described in the user manual are not working sufficiently. In case of a broken drive connection a drive error occurs impacting one axis of the siemens table (e.g. tilt or lift). This means the table movement will be blocked entirely, i.e. the desired level of residual functionality will not be maintained. Also, if a drive error impacts one axis of the plane a stand, the stand movement will also be blocked entirely, i.e. the desired level of residual functionality will not be maintained.

Issue 3 - 3D run with manually rotated flat detector:
In case it is intended to perform a 3D acquisition and the flat detector (FD) of plane B is pushed out of its position after the test run before the fast 3d acquisition, e.g. by hand, the 3D run will be performed with a non-defined rotated FD of plane B.

Issue 4 - Stopped and blocked system movements on the Artis Pheno System:
In special, clinically untypical positions of the Artis Pheno stand the robot may move into a so called singularity position, where the movement may get stopped and blocked.

Issue 5 - Missing movement stop with multiple collision sensor activation:
In case of a failure in the collision sensor circuit (e.g. a permanently activated collision protection sensor) between the Artis Pheno and a TrumpF/Maquet table, which occurs rarely, the table movement may not be stopped when another collision sensor gets activated during a table movement.

Recall start date: Apr 28, 2022

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Alert / recall type
Health product recall
Health products - Medical devices - Radiology

Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Henkestr. 127, Erlangen

Germany, 91052

Published by
Health Canada
General public
Health professionals
Recall class
Type II
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