Recall of Device Recall BrainLAB Image Guided Surgery (IGS) System VectorVision fluoro 3D

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Brainlab AG.

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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
    Neurological stereotaxic Instrument - Product Code HAW
  • Reason
    Instances of data sets not being accurately registered to the patient anatomy were observed.
  • Action
    A FIELD SAFETY NOTICE / PRODUCT NOTIFICATION letter dated April 30, 2015 was sent to all direct accounts (customers). The letters included instructions for customers to: To reduce the risk of an inappropriate automatic registration, Brainlab, in cooperation with NeuroLogica, has developed an improved integration- and verification-workflow to be followed, and additionally wants to re-iterate important use instructions, as described below and specified in detail in the Appendix of this document. When using Brainlab's navigation software to perform automatic registration of CT image data sets in combination with NeuroLogica BodyTom, please ensure that the following conditions are always fulfilled: 1) Ensure suitability of OR Ensure that the operating room where the BodyTom is used in combination with the Brainlab navigation has a continuously even floor. The flatness must not exceed 1mm (0.04 in) for 1m (39.4 in). Please take into account that the flatness may change over time due to wear of the floor coating material and/or negative impacts under the load of equipment used in the room. Ensure that the OR still fulfills the initial specifications before use. 2) Ensure a valid calibration of the BodyTom Automatic registration with the BodyTom may only be used if a valid calibration and verification of the BodyToms mechanical position is given. Both BodyTom and Brainlab calibration must be performed on the same position and movement path that is used for the navigated clinical procedure. The use of Brainlab navigation system is restricted to the one room and movement path where the calibration has been performed. If multiple calibrated rooms are listed on the BodyTom, please ensure that the correct room is selected on the BodyTom workstation when preparing the scan. As part of the Brainlab Corrective Action (see below) you will be contacted by a Brainlab employee to assist in the selection and marking of a suitable movement path and to perform th


  • Model / Serial
    Model/catalogue numbers: 19060 AIR ICT S&T; W/O G.C. NEUROLOGICA BODYTOM; 19065 MOBILE iCT AUTOMATIC IMAGE REG. CRANIAL. Potentially affected is the integration of the NeuroLogica BodyTom portable CT scanner for automatic registration with Brainlab Navigation devices (Cranial / ENT version 2.1 and Spine & Trauma 3D versions 2.0 and 2.1)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed in the US and Australia.
  • Product Description
    BrainLAB Image Guided Surgery (IGS) System, Stereotaxic Instrument navigation software, Cranial ENT version 2.1, and Spine and Trauma 3D versions 2.0 and 2.1 An intraoperative image-guided localization system to enable minimally invasive surgery.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Brainlab AG, Kapellenstrasse 12, Feldkirchen Germany
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source