GE Healthcare is recalling several of its Nuclear Medicine Systems after a patient at a VA Medical Center died from injuries received while being scanned by an Infinia Hawkeye 4 Nuclear Medicine System. GE Healthcare acknowledged that serious injuries or deaths could occur due to the failure mode associated with this recall. In nuclear medicine imaging, radiopharmaceuticals are taken internally, either intravenously or orally. Then, external detectors capture and form images from the radiation emitted by the radiopharmaceuticals. Nuclear Medicine Systems are used to perform general nuclear medicine imaging procedures to detect radioisotope tracer absorption in the patient’s body, using ... Read More
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