Recall of ARTISTE, ONCOR and PRIMUS Linear Accelerator systems

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
    Accelerator, linear, medical - Product Code IYE
  • Reason
    Siemens has received reports where a dropping down of the 550 txt" treatment table was observed while the table was being moved downwards during operation by means of the hand control.
  • Action
    Siemens sent Customer Information letters to all affected customers beginning April 3, 2012 via Siemens Field Service Engineers. The letter identified the affected product, what is the issue and what has Siemens done to address this issue. The letter included an Update Instructions TH006/12/S - TxT Table Software Update VD00A. SIEMENS has arranged for a modification of the affected system. A SIEMENS Service Representative will ensure that the new software version VD00A is installed on affected system. The letter instructs customer to please include this Customer Information in their Digital Linear Accelerator System Owner Manual chapter Safety Advisory Letters where it should remain.


  • Model / Serial
    System IVK no. Component Component IVK Ser #  ARTISTE MV system 8139789 550 TxT table 7346534 d1894 ONCOR Expression 7360717 550 TxT table 7346534 d1894 ONCOR Impression 5857912 550 TxT table 7346534 d1894 Plus ONCOR Impression 5857920 550 TxT table 7346534 d1894 ONCOR Avant Garde 5863472 550 TxT table 7346534 d1894 PRIMUS HI 4504200 550 TxT table 7346534 d1894 PRIMUS Mid-Energy 1940035 550 TxT table 7346534 d1894
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including P.R and the countries of: Africa, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Thailand, Sri Lanka, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom, .
  • Product Description
    Siemens-branded linear accelerator with a 550 TxT Treatment Table with a serial number <_ 1894. Siemens brand ARTISTE, ONCOR and PRIMUS Linear Accelerator systems include the 550 TxT" Treatment Table. || Manufactured by: SIEMENS AG, MEDICAL SOLUTIONS || Roentgenstrasse 19-21 || Kemnath, GERMANY 95478. || Product Usage: || The intended use of the SIEMENS branded ARTISTE, ONCOR and PRIMUS family of linear accelerator systems is to deliver X-ray photon and electron radiation for the therapeutic treatment of cancer.
  • Manufacturer


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