Field Safety Notices about Siemens SPECT, SPECT.CT, PET, PET.CT Systems and Workplaces

According to Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), this field safety notices involved a device in Slovenia that was produced by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc..

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Field safety notices are communications sent out by medical device manufacturers or their representatives in relation to actions that they may be taking in relation to their product that is on the market. These are mainly for health workers, but also for users. They can include recalls and alerts.

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  • Type of Event
    Field Safety Notice
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from Slovenia is current through February 2019. All of the data comes from the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), 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 Slovenia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Based on our assessment of the malware exploitations and the potential impact to our products, we will be providing patches as one option to resolve the smbv1 vulnerabilities. these vulnerab' "ties could allow remote code execution on your molecular imaging medical device. one exploit of these vulnerabilities has already surfaced and is code-named “wannacry.” this exploit could allow ransomware to be installed on infected computer systems. we currently have no reports of adverse events related to this issue on any molecular imaging systems. .


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source