Philips issues safety notice for discontinued MRI coils

Philips has issued a field safety notice for customers using MRI systems that still employ discontinued first-generation SENSE XL Torso coil units (1.5T and 3.0T).

These coils may undergo localized heating during a scan and there's a possibility of patient injury from excessive heat, according to the vendor. The issue affects approximately 1,050 units worldwide, Philips said in statement.

The notice follows a customer notification that went out earlier this month. The company also said it anticipates providing an update to customers regarding a projected correction by the end of 2024.

The first-generation SENSE XL Torso coil was discontinued in 2014; however, affected units may continue to be used in accordance with device instructions for use, as well as the notification letter, according to the firm.

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