Recall of GEMINI TF Big Bore

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
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  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
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  • 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
    Two non-safety related defects have been found on the philips gemini tf big bore running version 3.6; if these defects were to recur, it could impact the performance or reliability of the system. philips is issuing a software update to all philips gemini tf big bore customers to correct these defects.
  • Action
    Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc. sent an "GEMINI TF BIG BORE CPE CUSTOMER LETTER" dated October 20, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and updates that are available to the customers. The letter provides additional information about acquisition workflows for SUV Calibrations and Validations. For support concerning this upgrade, contact the Customer Care Solutions Center at 1-800-722-9377.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalogue #882476; Gantry S/N 9001-9023
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of CO, LA, MD, MI, MO, MN, PA, TX, VA, VT and WI and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.
  • Product Description
    GEMINI TF Big Bore computer tomograph software version 3.6. Catalog #882476, Gantry S/N 9001-9023. || The GEMINI TF Big Bore is a diagnostic imaging systems for fixed or mobile installations that combines 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 CTAC. 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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