Siemens MRI Class II


Magnetom 42 SP Magnetic Resonance Imaging System with

Software Version Number 2A2.7B. Computer aided medical device generates magnetic field resulting in a digital image of the body:

a) Magnetom 42 SP Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems, Model No. 89 69 131 (SP-A);

b) Magnetom 42 SP Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems, Model No. 87-29-485 (SP). Recall #Z-664/665-0.


Patients who are registered on the MRI systems with birth dates of January 1, 2000 or later will be misinterpreted by the software to have been born in 1900.


Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany.


Siemens Medical Systems, Inc., Iselin, New Jersey, by letter dated February 24, 2000. Firm-initiated field correction ongoing.


Nationwide and international.


Approximately 387 units.

SoftwareCPR keyword: Y2K, Year 2000

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