Recall of Device Recall iGUIDE System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Elekta, 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
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    If by mistake the initial pre-treatment imaging was performed before the hexapod was moved to the drive (*start) position, iguide offers the possibility to branch into a specific catch-up workflow, which was implemented to use the initial scan data.
  • Action
    Elekta sent an Important Field Safety Notice that was distributed to all affected customers on May 12, 2016. The notice informs end users about the problem and the potential clinical impact. It also gives a recommendation how the risk can be mitigated. The notice also advises the customer that a patch will be released that will introduce a patch that avoids an inaccurate position and thus eliminates an unsafe situation. Corrective Action #2: Permanent Solution  Software Upgrade A software patch will be released that will correct the behavior of the iGUIDE software. The target release date for this patch is January 2017. Service teams will have 6 months from the date of release to correct all affected devices in the field. For further questions, call (770) 300-9725.


  • Model / Serial
    Software iGUIDE 2.1 and 2.2
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    IL, LA, Austria, Australia, Botswana, Germany, Denmark, France, India, Japan
  • Product Description
    iGUIDE System, for patient positioning, with assistance of a 30 Tracking System in a radiotherapy environment.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Elekta, Inc., 400 Perimeter Center Ter NE Ste 50, Atlanta GA 30346-1227
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source