Recall of Device Recall Brilliance iCT XRay System

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 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
    Computed Tomography X-Ray System - Product Code JAK
  • Reason
    A program software error in the algorithm produces image artifacts that could possibly lead to a misdiagnosis of patients who have small metal implants.
  • Action
    A 'Field Safety Notice - Urgent - Medical Device Correction' notification was sent to the firm's customers via Certified mail on 3/8/2011. The notification letter explains the nature of the Metal Artifact Reduction/Metal Artifact Correction software error; the Brilliance CT X-Ray systems subject to correction and how to identify them; and the circumstances under which this error can occur. It also asks that the user stop running the MAR application on any of the affected Brilliance systems identified with the recalled serial numbers and software versions alluded to in the medical device correction notification. Lastly, the notification states that Philips Medical will provide a solution that will fix the issue and the notification lists contact names; telephone numbers; and E-mail addresses which the customer can contact for further information concerning this device issue, or customer support assistance.


  • Model / Serial
    The following Serial Numbers of the Brilliance iCT (including the iCT SP) are subject to recall/software correction: 100103, 100019, 100023, 100170, 200047, 200013, 200005, and 1000087.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution -- DC, IL, IN, MI, MO, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, and VT.
  • Product Description
    Brilliance iCT, Computed Tomography X-Ray System, including the Brilliance iCT SP system, Model Numbers: 728311 and 728306. The affected systems are equipped with the following software version: || Intended to produce cross-sectional images of the body by computer reconstruction of x-ray transmission data taken at different angles and planes.
  • Manufacturer


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