Recall – Software issue with X-Ray system may result in inaccurate image

Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
Date of Enforcement Report: 11/11/2020
Class II

PRODUCT

ARTIS Icono Interventional Fluoroscopic X-Ray system – Product Usage: Intended Use: ARTIS is a family of dedicated angiography systems developed for single and biplane diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures including, but not limited to, pediatric and obese patients.

Recall Number: Z-0400-2021

REASON

There is a software problem which affects the DSA Roadmap application on ARTIS Icono and ARTIS Pheno systems with software version VE20B. In rare cases, when the DSA acquisition has been started while the C-Arm or table is moving, there may be a shift between the image acquired at the start position and the image (i.e. DSA vessel map) taken at the reference position. This may lead to a DSA vessel map being overlaid to a subtracted fluoro image at a position that is not accurate.. However, if the displacement is slight or at an unfavorable plane, the user might rely on incorrect visualization of the catheter relative to the vessel map. This could imply danger to the patient.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc on 9/18/2020. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

100 distributed worldwide. 31 distributed nationwide in U.S.

DISTRIBUTION

U.S. Nationwide

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