Health product recall

Somatom Force

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Summary

Product
Somatom Force
Issue
Medical devices - Software defect
What to do

Contact the manufacturer if you require additional information.

Affected products

Affected Products

Lot or Serial Number

Model or catalog number

Somatom Force

76330, 76458, 76448

10742326

Issue

During the transmission of the patient table position information, sporadic interference signals may occur due to an error within the patient table position encoder. This problem can be detected by the system and can result in a scan abort. Sporadic aborts of perfusion scans related to this issue have been reported to us, which can occur during the patient table's back and forth movement when using the adaptive 4D spiral. This update instruction provides the revision 01 of the position sensor for the table top of affected PHS-5 and MPT-4 patient tables to prevent sporadic signal glitches at the zigzag movement of perfusion scans.

Recall start date: Apr 28, 2022

Additional information

Details
Original published date: 2022-05-04
Alert / recall type
Health product recall
Category
Health product - Medical device - Radiology
Companies

Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Henkestr. 127, Erlangen

Germany, 91052

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Health professionals
Hospitals
Recall class
Type II
Identification number
RA-64143