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Type of Product Medical Device
TGA Recall Reference RC-2014-RN-01255-1
Product Name/Description Philips Ultrasound Q-Station 3.0 with a2DQ and/or aCMQ Q-Apps

ARTG Number: 100468
Recall Action Level Hospital
Recall Action Classification Class I
Recall Action Commencement Date 27/11/2014
Responsible Entity Philips Electronics Australia Ltd
Reason/Issue When using the Q-Station 3.0 Auto 2D Quantification (a2DQ) and Auto Cardiac Motion Quantification (aCMQ) applications to calculate End-Systolic Volume (ESV), the reported ESV may be smaller ESV calculated by manual tracing without the use of Q-Station 3.0. Correspondingly, the Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (EF) calculated using these applications may be higher than the EF calculated by manual tracing without the use of Q-Station 3.0. Philips’ investigation has found that this difference may occur in cases where the EF is less than approximately 40%.
Recall Action Recall for Product Correction
Recall Action Instructions Philips is providing instructions to assist end users to determine if they are affected by this issue. Philips has developed a software update to correct the issue. A CD with the new version of the software will be sent to all end users for installation.

Until the software has been upgraded, the issue can be avoided by ensuring
that left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction are calculated by using either
the on-cart manual analysis package or off-cart manual analysis package for
your primary assessment. This action has been closed-out on 5/08/2016.
Contact Information 1800 251 400 - Philips Customer Care