Recall of Eclipse Treatment Planning System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Oncology Systems.

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, planning, radiation therapy treatment - Product Code MUJ
  • Reason
    An anomaly has been identified with varian eclipse and rt chart where adding a reference point in rt chart and editing the field dose contributions may change the prescribed dose per fraction in eclipse.
  • Action
    Varian Medical Systems sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION/URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE" dated October 31, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Varian has corrected the issue and will contact customers to schedule installation of the corrected version of the system. Contact the Varian Oncology Help Desk at 1-888-827-4265 for questions regarding this notice. .


  • Model / Serial
    CODES: All codes from H480005 through H48C896
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    Varian brand Eclipse Release 10 with RT Chart Release 10 (Client Build 10.0.28 or Build 10.0.34), An || Eclipse Treatment Planning System used with ARIA Radiation Oncology (RT Chart || module), Reference/FSCA Identifier: CP-05277, Model Number: H48; Product is manufactured and distributed by Varian Medical Systems Inc., Palo Alto, CA. || The Eclipse Treatment Planning System (Eclipse TPS) is used to plan radiotherapy treatments for patients with malignant or benign diseases. Eclipse TPS is used to plan external beam irradiation with photon, electron and proton beams, as well as for internal irradiation (brachytherapy) treatments. In addition, the Eclipse Proton Eye algorithm is specifically indicated for planning proton treatment of neoplasms of the eye.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Oncology Systems, 911 Hansen Way, Palo Alto CA 94304-1028
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source