Recall of GEMINI TF 16 PET/CT Xray Diagnostic Imaging 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
    System, tomography, computed, emission - Product Code KPS
  • Reason
    In response to complaints received by philips medical concerning certain identified software errors reported by their customers, the firm is conducting a recall/software correction to several of their gemini pet/ct x-ray system units in the field. the firm believes that if these software defects were to recur, it could impact the performance of reliability of the these pet/ct system units.
  • Action
    Philips Healthcare sent a "CPE CUSTOMER LETTER" dated October 28, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Additionally, device operation information is provided to customers. A Philips Field Service Engineer will be visiting each customer site to install the necessary software upgrades. Contact the Customer Care Solutions Center at 1-800-722-9377 for questions concerning this notice.


  • Model / Serial
    The recalled GEMINI TF 16 system units are identified as follows: Model Number: 882470 and Model #882473, Serial Numbers: 7228, 7230, 7233, 7235, 7239, 7240, 7242, 7244, and 7237.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including the states of CO, LA, MD, MI, MN, PA, TX, VA, VT, and WI.
  • Product Description
    Philips GEMINI TF 16 Diagnostic CT X-ray/PET Imaging System, 510(k) #K052640. System units equipped with software version: 3.5.2 are subject to recall/field correction. || The GEMINI TF I6, and TF 64 are diagnostic imaging systems for fixed or mobile installations that combine Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) systems. The CT subsystem produces cross-sectional images of the body by computer reconstruction of x-ray transmission data. The PET subsystem produces images of the distribution of PET radiopharmaceuticals in the patient body (specific radiopharmaceuticals are used for whole body, brain, heart and other organ imaging). Attenuation correction is accomplished by CT AC. The device also provides for list mode, dynamic, and gated acquisitions. Both subsystems (PET and CT) can also be operated independently as fully functional, diagnostic imaging systems including application of the CT scanner as a radiation therapy simulation scanner.
  • Manufacturer


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