Recall of Device Recall Toshiba UltraShort Magnetic Resonance Imaging 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, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging - Product Code LNH
  • Reason
    The firm recalled due to a potentail problem with the position of the hold in the lug teminals on the power cables connected to the terminal blocks on the gradient coil.
  • Action
    Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc, sent a Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated February 21, 2012, via USPS return receipt mail to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed if you subsequently find that images are abnormally noisy compared to images acquired under the same conditions in the system before this modification was performed, contact your Toshiba Service Representative. Please share this information with all users and reviewing radiologist as well as clinical engineering or biomedical group at your facility. Please complete and return the attached form and fax it to the toll free number at the top of the form. This form can also be sent via email Contact information was also provided (800) 421-1968 or contact your local Toshiba Representative at (800) 521-1968.


  • Model / Serial
    MRT-1503/P5-Vantage MRI System.  Serial Codes: P5A0632002, P5B06Y2005, P5B0712006, P3F11Z2143.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US (nationwide) distribution including the states of Ohio and Texas.
  • Product Description
    Toshiba Ultra-Short Magnetic Resonance Imaging System, EXCELART Vantage. MRT-1503/P5-Vantage MRI System. || MR imaging.
  • Manufacturer


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