SIGNA 3.0T, Cl II GE Healthcare

Company: GE Healthcare.
Date of Enforcement Report 11/18/2015
Class lI:


GE Healthcare, SIGNA 3.0T. Product Usage: Magnetic resonance system for diagnostic imaging. The indications for use for the 3.0T Signa VH/i (Signa 3.0T MR System) Transmit/Receive Body Imaging Coil expands the imaging capability of the 3.0T Signa VH/i MR Imaging System. The Transmit/Receive Body Imaging Coil is intended for imaging of the Neck, Spine, Abdomen/Thorax and the extremities.
Recall Number Z-0255-2016

When performing head or neck scans, the currently displayed SAR values could be lower than the actual SAR in the head as predicted by SAR modeling. The predicted HEAD SAR value from the modeling suggests the actual SAR in the head could exceed IEC60601-2-33 limit of 3.2 W/kg for some scans.

GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI. on 8/31/2015. Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.


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