Siemens—Symbia Intevo, S, and T Computed Tomography Systems: Power Controller Assembly May Overheat

August 26, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a Customer Advisory Notice letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Siemens states that fuses of improper amperage rating may have been installed in the systems below. Siemens also states that these fuses, in conjunction with a specific failure mode of the power controller assembly on the system, may cause the power controller assembly to overheat. Siemens further states that the above systems have temperature sensors to detect and prevent excessive overheating and that in the unlikely event that the protective systems fail, the condition will be evident by a burning smell and/or smoke near the side of the gantry. Siemens also states that it has received no reports of power controller assembly overheating on the above systems. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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