Recall of Celesteion PET/CT system

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, tomography, computed, emission - Product Code KPS
  • Reason
    Potential degradation of detector performance.
  • Action
    Toshiba sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated April 24, 2016 to all affected customers. The letter informed customers that Toshiba America Medical Systems is bringing attention to a potential problem with the Celestion PET/CT System. The letter informed the customers of a potential degradation of detector performance and informed the customers of the problems and the corrective actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to complete and return the attached form and fax it to (877) 349-3054 or be sent via email to Customers with questions were instructed to call (800) 421-1968 or contact their local Toshiba Representative at (800) 521-1968.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial No. 3BA1572002, 3BA1562001, 2881492002
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution to WI and NV.
  • Product Description
    Toshiba American Medical Systems Celesteion, Item Code: PCA-9000A/2, 9000A/3B, 9000A/2B || This system is designed to acquire CT images, PET images, and fusion images (superimposed PET and CT images). The images that can be acquired include planar images (for any position and from any direction) and volume images (3D images) of the whole human body (including the head). The CT images provide morphological information showing the positional relationships between the lesion and adjacent tissues, while the PET images provide functional information based on the uptake of the injected radioisotope.
  • Manufacturer


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