Recall of Artiste MV Digital Linear Accelerator

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, 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
    Medical Linear Accelerator - Product Code IYE
  • Reason
    Under certain conditions, the flat panel may move unexpectedly and collide with the patient.
  • Action
    The firm issued an Urgent Medical Device Customer Safety Letter, dated 10/23/2008. With the letter included a detailed description of the issue, the condition under which this issue may occur, and recommendation to avoid them. Customers are to read the information carefully and distribute to the responsible persons. The Customer Safety Letter should be included their syngo RT Therapist Express manual and remain there until the next release of software is installed. In the interest of safety, the preventive measures should be performed and all affected personnel should be informed immediately. The firm is tracking responses via return cards and completion protocol.


  • Model / Serial
    Part # 8139789, with Syngo RT Therapist version 4.1 build 67
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution --- including USA and countries of Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Norway, Australia, Belgium, France, New Zealand, Malaysia, Spain and Canada.
  • Product Description
    Artiste MV Digital Linear Accelerator, when used in combination with Syngo RT Therapist Version 4.1 build 67 and automatic Motion of Flat Panel, part number 8139789, manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care System. || Intended use is to deliver x-ray radiation for therapeutic treatment of cancer.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc, 4040 Nelson Ave, Concord CA 94520-1200
  • Source