Do you own or operate a GE Logiq P6? I don’t, although it looks like a very nice machine. But do be careful with yours. It seems there has been a bit of a problem…
From the FDA:
Class 2 Recall
GE LOGIQ P6 Ultrasound System
Date Posted January 21, 2012 Recall Number Z-0834-2012 Product GE LOGIQ P6 Ultrasound System. The device is intended for use by a qualified physician for the evaluation of soft tissue and blood flow in the clinical applications of: Fetal; Abdominal; Pediatric; Small Organ (breast, testes, thyroid); Neonatal Cephalic; Adult Cephalic; Cardiac (adult and pediatric); Peripheral Vascular; Musculo-skeletal Conventional and Superficial; Urology (including prostate); Transesophageal (TE); Transrectal (TR); Transvaginal (TV); and intraoperative (abdominal, thoracic, vascular and neurological).
GE Healthcare, LLC
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-1615
GE Healthcare has recently become aware of a safety issue associated with the Probe of your LOGIC P6 system that may impact patient safety. GE Logic P6 probe head has a possibility to cause burn injuries to patients or operators. Action GE Healthcare sent an “URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION” letter dated December 23, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to discontinue use of the affected product. Contact the GE Support Center at 1-800-321-7937 or your local GE Healthcare service representative for questions regarding this issue. Quantity in Commerce 2270 Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, and WI. and countries of VENEZUELA, UNITED KINGDOM TURKEY, TUNISIA, THAILAND, TAIWAN, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, SPAIN, SOUTH AFRICA, SLOVENIA, SLOVAKIA, SINGAPORE, SAUDI ARAIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, ROMANIA, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, QATAR, PROTUGAL, POLAND, PHILIPPINES, PERU, OMAN, NORWAY, MEXICO, MALAYSIA, LITHUANIA, LEBANON, KOSOVO, KENYA, KAZAKHSTAN, JAPAN, JAMAICA, ITALY, ONDONESIA, INDIA, HUNGRY, HONG KONG, GUATEMALA, GERMANY, FRANCE, FINLAND, EGYPT, DENMARK, CZECH REPUBLIC, CROATIA, COLOMBIA, CHINA, CHILE, CANADA, BULGARIA, BRAZIL, BELGIUM, BAHRAIN, AUSTRIA, and ALGERIA.
Whoops. So let me get this straight. The probe which might be used to scan breasts, testes, and other important parts might burn them? Ouch! I’m keeping my small parts away from this particular device for the foreseeable future. Check your serial number against the table published on the FDA page.
I suppose users could double-charge for thermography as well as sonongraphy…
Hat-tip to Dasmah of the Kuwait PACS Club.