Company: GE Healthcare LLC
Date of Enforcement Report:3/26/2014
GE Healthcare Optima CT580/Discovery CT590RT scanners running software version 13BW16.3. The Discovery CT 590 RT and Optima CT 580 series of Computed Tomography systems are intended to produce cross-sectional images of the body by computer reconstruction of XRay transmission data taken at different angles and planes, including Axial, Cine, Helical (Volumetric), and Gated (Respiratory and Cardiac) acquisitions in patients of all ages. Recall Number Z-1245-2014
GE Healthcare has recently become aware of a potential safety issue due to a software issue associated with the Head Scan Protocols used on your Optima CT580 or Discovery CT590RT scanner. A potential hazardous situation may occur during a CT head scan causing a novel and rare artifact that may hide pathology. When using the head and large head SFOV, which applies the Iterative Bone Option (IBO), the image clarity between the cranial -brain interface, may not be clinically acceptable. The artifact degrades image quality at the boundary between the cranium and brain surface, but does not affect the bone image quality. No injuries have been reported to date.
GE Healthcare LLC, Waukesha , WI on 2/14/2012. Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
Nationwide and Internationally