Siemens—Artis Systems with A100G Generators: Module in High-Voltage Generator May Fail

April 5, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a February 22, 2017, Customer Safety Advisory Notice letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Siemens states that a module in the high-voltage generator of the above systems may fail with age. Siemens also states that if this failure occurs, the system responds by providing emergency fluoroscopy. Siemens further states that a spontaneous failure of the radiation generation function could occur, which may necessitate canceling or restarting treatment or transferring the patient to another system. Siemens further states that in the event of spontaneous failure, the fault can be rectified only by the firm's service organization. Siemens states that it has received no reports of either of these scenarios occurring. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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