Recall of Brilliance CT Big Bore

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) 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 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
    computed tomography X-Ray system - Product Code JAK
  • Reason
    The maximum intensity projection (mip) images produced from respiratory gated images by the tumor localization (tumor loc) software application on brilliance big bore ct scanners will be labeled incorrectly for certain patient orientations and view conventions when saved for later viewing.
  • Action
    Notification letters were sent to the installed customer base informing them of the hazard on 10/1/2007. A mandatory corrective software release due out mid October 2007, will be available at no cost to the customer. The software will be installed by Philips Field Service Engineers.


  • Model / Serial
    All Brilliance CT Big Bore Scanners with Tumor Localization software versions v2.2.1, v2.2.2, & v2.2.5. This software version is included on Brilliance CT Big Bore Scanners, Model Number 728243, and Serial Numbers 7001 - 7215.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide, including USA, Canada, France, Finland, Korea, Australia, Italy, Switzerland, China, Austria, Thailand, Malaysia, Denmark, Norway, Jordan, Netherlands, England, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Bahrain, Belgium, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Israel, and Lithuania
  • Product Description
    The Brilliance CT Big Bore is a whole body computed tomography X-Ray system. The malfunctioning software application is the Tumor Localization (Tumor LOC) application.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc, 595 Miner Road, Cleveland OH 44143-2131
  • Source