Recall of Aquilion Lightning TSX035A CT Scanner

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Toshiba American Medical Systems Inc.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    System, x-ray, tomography, computed - Product Code JAK
  • Reason
    It has been found that if the scan range extends beyond the maximum field of view (fov), a reconstruction operation error may occur. as a result, scanning may be interrupted and rebooting of the system may be necessary. please note that this issue has not occurred in the u.S.
  • Action
    Toshiba America Medical System, Inc. planned action to bring the defect into Compliance: 1. A notification will be sent to customers with affected systems in compliance with 21 CFR 1003.21 upon approval by the Secretary. The notification letter includes a statement by the correction will be made at no cost to the customer. 2. To correct this issue, modified software will be installed on the systems to prevent this occurrence from happening. The consignee will be contacted by their Toshiba service representative for an appointment when the revised software becomes available. 3. To avoid this problem in scan planning, the consignee will be advised to do the following until the modified software is installed: a. Confirm that the scan range does not extend beyond the maximum FOV. b. If the ROI for the scan range (indicated by the yellow solid lines) is set as the same size as the maximum FOV (indicated by green dashed lines), the ROI position must be changed. Instructions for changing ROI will be provided as attachments to the notification letter. 4. The modification to the software will be completed within 90 days from the date that the letters are submitted to Toshibas customers. 5. Progress letters will be provided to the Secretary, including the number of electronic products repaired. For further questions, please call (714) 730-5000.


  • Model / Serial
    LL 500
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution to the states of: PA, IA, MA, SD, MI, LA, KY, NC, NY, AR, IN, WI, OH, TY, FL, WV, WA, CT, MS, AL, ND, CO, HI, NO, MN, ID, OH, GA, MT, LA, NM, VT, TN, CA, NH, NJ, NE, SC and KS.
  • Product Description
    Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc Aquilion Lightning TSX-035A CT Scanner.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Toshiba American Medical Systems Inc, PO Box 2068, 2441 Michelle Dr, Tustin CA 92780-7047
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source