Recall of Device Recall ARTISTE/RT Therapist v4.2 and/or Oncologist v4.2 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
    A potential safety rick related to transferring reference images for offset calculation between a syngo rt therapist v 4.2 or a syngo rt oncologist 4.2 and other versions of the coherence/syn go rt therapist or oncologist or vice versa. an incorrect offset may be applied for patient positioning and result in dose being delivered to the wrong location.
  • Action
    Siemens sent an "URGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION/CUSTOMER SAFETY ADVISORY NOTICE" letter dated June 3, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and the actions to be taken by the customers. The letter provides preventive measure instructions for customers to use until an update for the system is available.


  • Model / Serial
    The ARTISTE RT Therapist v4.2 and Oncologist v4.2 is used on the following: syngo RT Oncologist Part # 10652131; Therapist Express Basic, Part # 08151289; syngo RT Therapist, Part # 08162815; syngo RT Therapist Connect / MOSAIQ OSI, part # 08168754.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of CA, FL, NC, NY, OH, PA, SD, UT, and WI and countries of Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    ARTISTE/RT Therapist v4.2 and/or Oncologist v4.2 systems. || Manufactured by Siemens AG, Medical Solutions, Kemnath, Germany. || Delivery of 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