Safety Alert for Computerized Tomography Equipment

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by Philips And Neusoft Medical System Co Ltd || Philips Medical System Technologies Ltd. || Dunlee División Of Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc || Philips Healthcare (Suzhou) Co., Ltd || Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc..

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Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Colombia.
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  • Reason
    The manufacturer the manufacturer reports that the referenced devices present the following series of drawbacks: 1) cardiac mri - irregular appearance of the contrast in vessels.2) losing annotations on image in cct.3) artifact halo.4) unable to fit z locations in the pre-scan and ct scanner of 4d.5) wrong z annotations in the planned box for coronary / sagittal inspection (see aclient information chart) .6) unintentional change of acquisition time in the scanner rule.7) bolo tracker not it is activated as expected.8) system does not respond when paused.9) unplanned results during multiphase pulmonary series could cause a system collision.10) communication errors between the computer host and the gantry.11) artifact mill of wind with a zone width of 0.67mm. if these situations occur, they could lead to potential adverse events on patients or delays in care.