Siemens—​AXIOM X-Ray Systems: Biomass Contaminates May Develop in Cooling System

August 3, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a July 13, 2016, Important Customer Safety Notice letter submitted by ECRI Institute member hospitals, Siemens states that biomass contaminants may develop in the above systems' cooling system, potentially causing damage to the pump system. Siemens also states that this problem impairs the pump's performance and could lead to a functional failure of the system. Siemens further states that this problem may cause the tube assembly to become overheated, blocking the release of radiation. Siemens states that it is not necessary to reexamine patients examined on the above systems. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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