Somatom Force

Starting date:
April 12, 2017
Posting date:
June 12, 2017
Type of communication:
Medical Device Recall
Subcategory:
Medical Device
Hazard classification:
Type III
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Medical Devices
Audience:
General Public, Healthcare Professionals, Hospitals
Identification number:
RA-63564

Reason

An addendum to the instructions for use is being provided for Somatom Force Systems with software version VA50A to inform users about a potential malfunction for turbo flash scans with very short scan ranges. When selecting the turbo flash mode in combination with a spiral scan length of less than 27 mm the image reconstruction will possibly fail for this scan. As a work around the addendum suggests for the turbo flash mode to always select a spiral scan length higher than 27 mm or to switch to another mode instead.

Affected products

Somatom Force

Lot or serial number

Version du logiciel VA50A

Model or catalog number

10742326

Companies

Manufacturer
Siemens Healthcare GMBH
HENKESTRASSE 127
ERLANGEN
91052
GERMANY